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On Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 10 am to 2:00 pm we once again celebrated AUTHOR/ ILLUSTRATOR DAY.
Joining us were:
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LAST YEAR'S EVENT:
On March 9, 2013 we celebrated Author/Illustrator
Six Albany area authors/illustrators participated:
During the fall and winter, Giffen students had the books in their
classrooms, read them, and became familiar with them. With the support of their
teachers, members of our congregation guided them into projects that
related to the books in some way – the students drew pictures,
created their own books, made up songs or stories, or even wrote a play.
Jasmine N. Brown, a South End native and graduate of Albany High School, is the principal at Giffen Memorial Elementary School.
March 9, the authors were invited to come to the school to spend time with
the students who read their books. The students were able to talk to the
authors on a personal basis, and present their songs, stories, pictures, or
plays. It was an exciting day indeed!
Students had an opportunity to earn copies of the books by earning
points through school attendance and through reading.