Sunday, February 1, 2009


Students in Mrs. Lynch's fifth grade class wanted to construct a banner to welcome Kevin O'Malley, our author/illustrator who visited us this past week. What better way to welcome him than to use his own book titled, Velcome. Thanks Mrs. Lynch's class...I really appreciate you thinking of this great idea. Mr. O'Malley liked it too.

Kevin O'Malley in action

This is Kevin O'Malley in action. His presentations really got the students into taking a story and changing them to suit them. He reinforced during the writing process to have a beginning, middle, and end and how everything you put into your writing has a job to do. Thanks Mr. O'Malley for such a great visit. Thanks PTA for being so generous.

Our favorite Kevin O'Malley books!

After reading several of Kevin O'Malley's books that he authored and/or illustrated, students voted for their favorite book. This is an unfinished version of the bulletin board we used to vote for all to see.

Our Author Visit

Highcroft has been gearing up for author and illustrator Kevin O'Malley the past couple of months. We have read Once upon a cool motorcycle dude, Gimme cracked corn and I will share, Little buggy, Little buggy runs away, Lucky leaf, Straight to the pole, Velcome, Bud, Miss Malarkey leaves no reader behind, Captain Raptor and the moon mystery, and Captain Raptor and the space pirates. We have decided that his books are hilarious, includes word play and are fun to read. Stay tuned for our next post!