Sometimes I write in order, partly so the stories make sense, but also so I don’t forget anything. Sometimes, though, things happen that you just have to tell about. Today was one of those days!
Yeah, did you hear? Mr. Schu was in the Lou!! Oh, come on. Lou, like St. Louis! YES–HE WAS IN ST. LOUIS, AND HE WAS IN OUR SCHOOL! AND HE READ TO US!
Ok, sorry, I’ll stop yelling. I just LOVE that librarians and teachers and authors can be celebrities. And he is definitely a celebrity to me Mrs. Sisul our principal; our fabulous librarian, Mrs. Meihaus;our fabulous librarian, Mrs. Meihaus; and lots of teachers who know him from Scholastic (Mrs. Scanlon!) and Twitter (loads more wonderful people I don’t want to mention so I don’t forget anyone. 🙂 ).
Mr. Schumacher (which is his real name), was in town for something with Scholastic (I am guessing…he’s the Ambassador for Libraries so he’s all around talking to kids about books. Yeah, I’m kind of jealous of that job!), and was kind enough to take an invitation from many Kirkwood Schools (along with many other places from the way everyone’s talking about him, too!). We were one of the grade levels that was lucky enough to meet him. Our turn was this afternoon, and we visited with our friends Ms. Lewis’ class.
Much of Mr. Schu’s job includes sharing book talks as a means of getting books in kids’ hands, and that’s what I expected him to do; I knew our class would lean LOADS of new titles we wanted to read. But then he stopped telling us about a good book and started READING a good book to us. Amazing.
The book he shared with us was this one (which none of us had ever heard of before):
This book is much like our favorite Pete the Cat books, and we loved how it had reading and SINGING! Oh, and we added in dancing, too!
I didn’t catch the whole thing, but here’s a highlight of the awesome Mr. Schu with some even more awesome first grade listeners:
And then, what do you do when you meet a celebrity, but take a picture with them?? We had to, of course. 🙂
And then take a silly one, just for fun. 🙂
We love you and the books you share, Mr. Schu! Thanks for coming to St. Louis!! Come again soon? If not, we’ll have to schedule a Skype call! 🙂