Reading “Genevieve and the Kite” October 25, 2013 Enjoy this little video of me reading my new children’s book to a class of 1st graders at Redeemer School! Oh. My. Heart. Click Here to watch video. Share this:Click to email a link to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading...
8 thoughts on “Reading “Genevieve and the Kite””
I cried start to finish, all tears of joy and gratitude!
I really like your use of bright colour and especially like your splashes and splodges.
Sweet video too. I do lots of illustration work in schools here in the UK it’s so rewarding. If you are interested here’s a link to my other, workshop blog. http://www.angiethompsonworkshops.wordpress.com
Thank you Angie, I appreciate your comments. This book is my own creation, words and illustrations. It is not a compilation of the students’ work. Just thought I’d be clear. The video is of me reading my book to the class. Then they created watercolors of something they are afraid to try…like Genevieve and the Kite. Thanks for visiting! -Jennifer
Oh! I did realise that your book is your own work, I’ve been enjoying looking at your blog for a while. I suppose I made a connection with work I have done in the classroom using illustrated books and stories (my own work included) to inspire children to paint and draw. I shall continue to visit!!! ~ Angie
Cute video. It’s fun to see the kids painting and reading. My youngest grandchild is 12 (a young 12, thank goodness) so it’s been a while since they’ve been so carefree about their painting. I certainly encourage them but they have another grandmother who picks at everything they say, draw or do and it has a bad effect I try to overcome. I think it’s good for kids to have teachers who can appreciate that kids have fears and could be susceptible to criticism and give them a nurturing and welcoming atmosphere. It’s been many a teacher who has been instrumental in giving a child a spark that lasts a lifetime that they didn’t get at home! Being a teacher at the school and now an author and artist they know could really have a big impact on some of the kids. Keep on being who you are!
Thank you so much Timaree! I just got home from a very full day of painting in every class at school…whew! it is exhausting but fun! It is very much one of my big goals as a teacher, for them to feel free and comfortable to create in my classroom. Free from judgment and harsh criticism. Showered with compliments and praise for all the ways they have applied their creativity. It can be very rewarding. Plus, I think kid’s art is some of the most wonderful art in the world. I’m glad your grandkids have you to balance the other grandparent and perhaps they will remember yourositive words to them. 🙂
Loved your video, very touching and oh so sweet the innocence of children in their art work. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing it.
Thank you Suzy!! It turned out really well, I think, and I feel privileged to be able to share my book with these kids.