Last Friday, Mrs. Kloeckner and I took 40 Bennington elementary students grades 3-6 to the Plum Creek Literacy Festival in Seward, Nebraska. The students took part in Literacy on the Lawn activities as well as heard author and illustrator Loren Long talk about his newest book Otis and the Kittens. We also took part in a Sing-a-long with Emily Arrow, who writes short songs about picture books.
Mrs. Kloeckner and I are hoping to make this a yearly visit to Seward! I also went to the adult conference and met quite a few other authors and illustrators from all around the United States. What an amazing opportunity we can share with our students!