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What's Cooking, Amy?

Today author Amy Sklansky put on a chef’s hat & coat and “cooked” a book – three times for students at New Hope Elementary in Pennsylvania!

Into her large cooking pot went inspiration, rough drafts, revisions, pencil sketches, and more as she explained how an author’s idea becomes a published book. Amy used her fifth book, The Duck Who Played the Kazoo, as her primary example during this interactive videoconference.

This 45 minute videoconference is for students in grades 1st through 3rd. The participants interact with an author and develop an appreciation for both the creative writing and the publishing process during this interactive program.

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chick coverEggs-periments Videoconference with New Links to New Learning Author Visit Amy E. Sklansky

Amy E. Sklansky has written five picture books including  Where Do Chicks Come From? This book, part of the well-respected Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science series, explains what happens inside an egg from fertilization through hatching. Amy incorporates terms from the scientific method, such as hypothesis, prediction, experiment, and data.

“Neither flowery nor clinical, Sklansky’s straightforward presentation hits just the right note for young children, who will find the details of life inside the egg fascinating.”  – Booklist

Using visuals in a highly interactive videoconference session, Amy also outlines various stages of writing the book — research, revisions, artist’s sketches, etc. Student questions are encouraged! The 45-minute program for K-2, but can be geared toward an older audience… please limit the number of participating students to no more than 30 children.

For first and second grade classes, Amy will also lead several hands-on eggs-periments while teachers do the same in their own classrooms with their own eggs.

Cost: New Links to New Learning members, $135 | nonmembers, $175
Date: Wednesday, October 14: 9:30 CT for kindergarten and 10:45 CT for first & second grade. REGISTER NO LATER THAN OCTOBER 6.
Times: Kindergarten v/c starts @ 9:30 | 1st-2nd grade v/c starts @ 10:45 CDT
Registration: http://www2.csd.org/newlinks/reservationform.html

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Amy Sklansky's cookin'Author Amy E. Sklansky will put on a chef’s hat and coat to “cook” a book for participating students in this new videoconference for students in grades kindergarten through third! Into her large cooking pot go inspiration, rough drafts, revisions, pencil sketches, and more as she explains how an author’s idea becomes a published book. She will use her fifth book, The Duck Who Played the Kazoo, as her primary example, though she will also read from her other books. The participants will interact with the author and develop an appreciation for both the creative writing and the publishing process during this 45 minute program.

We are currently working on dates and times, as soon as we have them set, we’ll share with our readers. We’re looking forward to this addition (as well as another I’ll tell you about a little later) to New Links to New Learning.

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