Cheryl Holloway recently interviewed me for her blog. Check it out here– Elaine Ann Allen – Guest Author Interview. Thanks Cheryl for helping local authors spread the word about their books!
I recently visited Davidsonville Elementary School where I read my book, Olly the Oyster Cleans the Bay, and gave a fun demonstration showing how oysters filter the water in the Chesapeake Bay. The students were so much fun and full of questions! Each student went home with an Olly pencil. Special thanks to Jennifer Keefer for a great day!
I recently visited the School of the Incarnation in Gambrills, Maryland. Special thanks to Betsy Werthmann for all her hard work in making the day run so smoothly. For Kindergarten and first grade, I read “Mallory the Forgetful Duck”, we talked about local waterfowl, and children made their own baby birds and nests. For 2nd through 5th grade, I read “Olly the Oyster Cleans the Bay”, we talked about the amazing oysters, and children made their own little oysters out of coffee filters. All in all, a great day!!!
I visited the Goddard School in Owings Mills, Maryland yesterday. The preschoolers were adorable! They were so excited to make their baby birds. Special thanks to Alicia and Dennis Norris and Arianna McNamee for making the day so much fun. This was a special visit because Alicia Norris is my cousin! Visit their website at The Goddard School.
I recently visited the preschoolers at St. Margaret’s Day School in Annapolis, Maryland. Special thanks to Tricia Hallberg McVeigh for making it a great visit. I read from my book “Mallory the Forgetful Duck” and the children made their own baby birds and nests out of paper bags and plastic Easter eggs. It was a fun way to look forward to the Spring.
I recently visited Central Elementary School in Edgewater, Maryland. It was such a great day! Amy Shinn and the teachers were warm and inviting and the students were so engaged and adorable.
First, I met with the Green Club and demonstrated how oysters filter the water. Here I am in the first photo pouring “dirty” water through coffee filters to show how oysters perform a similar function in the Chesapeake Bay. Students then made their own little oysters with coffee filters, wiggle eyes and craft Pom-Poms for pearls. I think the pearls were their favorite parts:)
Next, I met with 2nd grade students for a writer’s workshop. Students wrote and illustrated their own stories and then shared them with the class. I was so impressed with their enthusiasm and creativity in writing and reading their stories. Thanks Amy Shinn, the teachers, and the wonderful students at Central Elementary for making a fun day!!!