I posted the following on the Google+ site for all York Catholic District School Board teacher-librarians. (Shelby Totten, Teacher-Librarian at St. John Chrysostom and St. Nicholas, November 2018)
“ I had Judy Weagle come in for an author visit at both of my schools in November. She has published 3 picture books and is in the process of writing her 4th. She is a retired YCDSB teacher and was really great with the kids and each of her books has a very positive message about loving yourself and treating others with compassion. Her website is www.judyweagle.com and her visit was quite affordable and she has great ideas for follow up activities as well.”
I am a teacher-librarian at two catholic elementary school in Newmarket and had the opportunity to have Judy Weagle visit my primary students at both schools. All three of Judy’s books have great messages in them about loving yourself and sharing that love by complimenting others on their gifts and talents. The kids really enjoyed listening to Judy read her picture books and were excited by the follow up activities that Judy provided. The Kindergarten students tried on masks and became flowers after reading Dandelion, offering compliments to one another. The grade one and two students were excited to become the cute llamas and fuzzy camels that were on Lisa’s Pyjamas and the grade 3s are looking forward to making Magical Words buttons in the library.
I recommend a visit from Judy Weagle in your school library because she brings great literature and positive messages for your students.