PREPARING FOR RACHELLE'S VISIT TO YOUR SCHOOL

FOR PROGRAM ORGANIZER

SETUP REQUIREMENT: Please follow these instructions closely to avoid delays that will cut into the assemblies. Let me know if there is any equipment that you do not have.

BOOK ORDERS for Library/Classroom: ADVANCE ORDERS for library and classrooms (not student orders). These will be mailed to school prior to visit. Total cost may be either paid in advance, paid as separate check the day of visit, OR added to students' total book order check. (Please don't combine with school visit fee). I am happy to mail books to school in advance of the visit.

BOOK ORDER FORM for STUDENTS: To be sent home with each student about 2 weeks in advance. Please fill in date of visit, when forms are due back (2 days prior to visit, though I will bring extra books for those who turn their forms in late), and form of payment (either cash, or check made out to school or PTO--no personal checks from parents, please).

I will need a count for each book 2 days in advance and will bring the books with me the day of the visit. The morning of the visit, I will collect the order forms and sign each book to the students.

POSTER ANNOUNCING VISIT: Can be printed and posted around school. 
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FOR TEACHERS
 How to make the most of your School Author Visit
Get the students excited by familiarizing them with my work. All of my books may be ordered directly from me in advance of the visit for your classrooms or library. You may also request a Pdf file of some of the books to read to your class. Click the links below for printouts.

Please click link to share my Greetings Video with your students!   

 If your school plans to have a "lunch time rap session" with the author, here's one way to choose participants. (Instructions may be edited). Please have lunch participants wear name tags and have them bring a sample of their creative writing with them.

 TREE HOUSE IN A STORM  
(Picture book. Paperback)
ClassroomGuide               Word Search                    Maze                 Crossword Puzzle  

DON'T TURN THE  PAGE! Picture book. 
(Click links for printables)
Decorate Sami’s Pajamas                         Decorate Little Bear’s Pajamas:  
Maze (help Sami get to bed)                    Bookmarks (color): 
                               SONG (to the tune of "Row Your Boat")

THE WALKING FISH  Science-adventure novel, grades 4-7.  
A  2016 Winner of the  National Science Teachers Association and  Children's Book Council  list of  
**BEST SCIENCE TRADE BOOKS** for K-12 
Click for Classroom Guide

                  THE TOOTH FAIRY TRAP   Chapter book.
(Click links for printables)
Design your own tooth fairy trap          Tooth Fairy Coloring Sheet
Tooth Fairy Job Application (Does your Pre-K to grade 1 student have what it takes to be a tooth fairy?

 SLEEP SOUNDLY AT BEAVER'S INN  
 (Music-themed picture book. Paperback)
MISS CRUMP'S FUNNY BONE
(chapter book - humor - school setting. Paperback.)

PAINTING IN THE DARK
(Picture book biography of a blind artist. Hardcover & Paperback. Also available by Dec. 2016 in Audio and Braille)


Q&A:
Help the students prepare relevant questions to ask the author at the visit.
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