Today was my last day at my practicum. It has been such a great experience and I am so sad to leave. The teachers and staff at Warren Elementary have been wonderful and fun to work with. I learned so much and had a blast!
At least I picked an exciting event to have as my last day – today Tedd Arnold, author and illustrator, came and spoke at our school! He writes and illustrates children’s books such as:
(see a complete list of Tedd Arnold’s books here)
We had a luncheon in the library today in between his presentations. I used my newly acquired cake decorating skills to make the dessert. I decided to make a cake with Fly Guy on it; I used this Fly Guy illustration as my guide.
And here’s my version:
I figured the cake wouldn’t be enough to serve all the people that would be there so I also made a batch of chocolate cupcakes with chocolate buttercream icing (the buttercream icing was so delicious – I can’t wait to share that recipe with you!)
displays of Tedd Arnold books made out of the flyswatters the students decorated as an activity to get ready for Tedd Arnold’s visit (to go along with his book Fly Guy Versus The Flyswatter)
His presentation was excellent. He was so down to earth and funny – the kids absolutely loved him! He told all kinds of neat stories about how he came up with the ideas for his books. I love hearing the background behind the books! I think I was as enthralled as the kids. I’m so glad I got to hear him speak.
What a fun day!