Saturday, November 14, 2015

One Book, One School

HMS experienced a unique and innovative learning opportunity on October 22nd, as Merry Stuhr's and Molly Kilpatrick's One Book, One School YEF grant came to life for our community, culminating in Watt Key's visit. 

We're grateful to the Yarmouth Education Foundation for making this event possible!

We're looking forward to the upcoming video featuring Watt Key; the Yarmouth Digital Media Club is working on this project. 

Molly and Merry share their thoughts about this learning experience below, with special photos by Jessica Townsend:
Molly Kilpatrick, Watt Key, and Merry Stuhr

It was an exciting day at HMS as we wrapped up our One Book, One School reading experience! We welcomed Watt Key and spent the day with him in the library. Each grade level had 50 minutes with Watt as he shared stories from his time in the wilderness of Alabama, his inspiration for Alabama Moon, and his writing process. "I loved his honesty, and he made me laugh," an 8th grade student said. Watt is a terrific storyteller, and both students and staff felt a deeper connection to the characters we love from Alabama Moon. We learned about what it takes to survive in the wilderness of Alabama, as well as what it takes to be a successfully published author. HMS is always a true community of readers, but today felt even more special with our visit from Watt Key! 
Watt Key

Watt Key being introduced by Riley Anderson and Alexis Nisbit

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