Award winning author and illustrator Diane deGroat visits Elementary, Intermediate Schools

Award winning author and illustrator Diane deGroat visits Elementary, Intermediate Schools

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Students at Norris Elementary and Intermediate Schools welcomed award winning author and illustrator Diane deGroat on October 13 and 14.   Diane has illustrated over 130 books for children.  Through storytelling, an interactive media presentation and lively discussion with students, Ms. deGroat encouraged students to read, write and appreciate art.  

The Elementary students especially enjoyed reading and learning about her popular books Homer and Dogs Don't Brush Their Teeth.  Using photographs, digital technology and traditional art supplies, Diane (and co-author Shelley Rotner) created images of real dogs doing some very out of the ordinary things, like playing a baseball game, paddling a canoe and brushing their teeth.
 
Intermediate students were given a behind the scenes look at how Ms. deGroat  writes and edits her work.  Students who won the Book Cover Contest were treated to a snack in the Library and an additional session with Ms. deGroat.  Staff enjoyed a reception at the end of the day honoring the author.

Norris Schools gratefully acknowledges our Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) for funding our author visit this year. 
 
Diane deGroat resides in Amherst, Massachusetts.  You can learn more about her at www.dianedegroat.com