LeUyen (Winnie) Pham
Thank you Little Shop of Stories and DEF for bringing Winnie Pham to Westchester. Her enthusasum for telling and writing stories was evident through her adventures that she kindly shared with students at Westchester. If you get the awesome chance to meet her, ask her about her first trip to Africa. I bet our students could have listened to hours of her adventures! Ms. Pham also graciously took extra time to illustrate pictures for our media center. We are so lucky!!!
Attentive Audience! Winnie held the attention of all kindergarten, first, second and third grade students for an hour!
Emily Q. (K) and Erin E. (2nd) introduced and thanked our guest and, in return, received drawings of themselves by Ms. Winnie!
Several students also had Ms. Pham draw them as animals! In this photo, Miles (3rd) is a cheetah and Tali (2nd) is a rabbit. The student body enjoyed observing how Winnie used personality traits from their classmates to add character to the animals. We may see this technique in their own illustrations.
(Ms. Pham looking at Maddy Y's. (3rd) lion and cubs behind the door.)
Mrs. Howarth helped students create an art project in the media center! Mrs. Howarth collaborated with Mrs. Walsh and Mrs. Nation on a special art project connect to LeUyen's new book, The Bear Who Wasn't There. Students
desgined a door using shapes and real door examples and then, drew a animal behind the door. Each one is unique and she enjoyed looking at the display.
Sophie Blackall came to Westchester Thursday, November 17th. She shared with us several of her stories that she has illustrated, read Finding Winnie her Caldecott Award Winning book and shared interesting stories wiht us. Her illustrations are absolutely captivating. Ms. Blackall took time to share with us drawing tips and the audience was impressed! Ask your child about her visit today.
Sophie Blackall, Adlai S. (k) and Andrew P. (1). Adlai and Andrew introduced Ms. Blackall to thier peers.
Sophie Blackall signed a copy of her book for Henry S. (K)
Adam Rex and Christian Robinson visited Westchester Elementary on Friday, September 2nd. They explained the process to writing an illustrating a children's book. Kindergarten and first grade students were great audience members with smart questions for our guests. They have many budding ideas for future titles of thier own picture
Adam, Saleem, Harper (1st graders), & Christian. Saleem and Harper introduced our visitors Friday afternoon.