Our middle school students have been deeply invested in their current reading of A Witch’s Kitchen. (Check out their character drawings below!) And, with great glee, they all received a very special guest in their Zoom class this week – Dianna Sanchez, the author. Dianna visited with each middle school class via Zoom and did a reading from her book, answered ALL the students’ questions, and did a short writing exercise with them about “reversals.” (The students had to imagine a rule they would like to have in reverse, and then write about it. For example, instead of not being allowed to have candy before dinner, as she explained, what if a rule existed that stated YOU MUST EAT CANDY BEFORE DINNER!)
We are all grateful to Dianna Sanchez for the incredible visits. And feeling thankful for faculty member Amanda Wiederhold for her creative lessons and connections in bringing in some really fantastic (pun intended?) guest experts.