Friday, March 11, 2011

Skype school visit

A few weeks ago, I was very happy to welcome to my studio a whole second grade class of Hanna Woods Elementary School, from Ballwin, Missouri. I had a great time showing them sketches and drawings and answering their smart questions. They were so kind to send me a bunch of beautiful drawings, of which I'm happy to share a few.
Here is a kind note from Amy Johnson, the Technology Integration Specialist:
The second graders in Mrs. Mask's class at Hanna Woods Elementary had the pleasure of "meeting" Sergio Ruzzier via a Skype video call. After reading several of Mr. Ruzzier's books through an author study in communication arts, the students formulated questions about the books, the writing process, and what it is like to be an author and illustrator. The opportunity to have their questions answered firsthand was an invaluable learning experience. As Mr. Ruzzier sat in his studio in New York, he talked to the students about the craft of writing and illustrating a book from beginning to end. The students continue to make connections based on their learning from the Skype session. We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to him for providing such a rich learning experience for our students.

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