Libby Payne, media specialist of the Sanibel School, Sanibel, Florida, invited me to share my passion for writing biographies with fourth and fifth grade classes.
As the students and I chatted, I learned that they had read a wide range of biographies. The kids are strongly encouraged to read. The school participates in the Accelerated Reading (AR) Program. Each book is given a designated number of points. Prizes are given to students when they reach a half a million and a million points. Libby suggested that I get an RA designation for my bios, which I am doing.
I was asked to come back another day for the school’s seventh and eighth grade classes. Unfortunately my schedule did not permit it, but I will when I am in the area again. It was a delight to spend time at this top-notch school.