I talked with my students about several skills and "Cricket's Capers" was the perfect text to compliment the lesson. We talked about "Main Characters", and also "Making Connections" while reading.
Students remained engaged as I read my book aloud. Students loved singing the "jingle" as it appeared throughout the book.
Cricket was precious. She sat in a pink doggie cushion on my chair, and listened as I read to the classes. Every time I said "Cricket", her ears popped up. It was precious.
I must say the impact of having Cricket, the main character in "Cricket's Capers:" with me at school, was incredible.
Cricket spent time in the laps of many children throughout the day. Children read to her, loved her, and began to understand the impact of creating a character.
The response to "Cricket's Capers", was so much more than I ever imagined, The students loved it, and that is what makes me happy. They asked me when the book would be on the library shelves, so they could check it out.
Students who normally didn't have interest in books, and/or reading were inquiring about how they could buy a copy.
My goal as a media specialist is to create a life long love for reading in each child.
Friday, I can honestly say, I know it is happening at Dutch Fork Elementary, and I am happier than I could possibly put in words.
I hope you enjoy the pictures below from Friday's visit. Also I have attached a video clip of a class singing the jingle and thanking "Henry" for creating the music to accompany the words. It was awesome.