Sunday, October 16, 2016

Children's Book Author David Shannon Brings Laughs to Lukas

I have a feeling many of you have at least one book at home by children's book author and illustrator David Shannon. Duck on a Bike, A Bad Case of the Stripes, No, David!, and Duck on a Tractor can all be found on the bookshelves in our home. The stories bring us great laughter and countless teachable moments. So when our Digital Teacher Librarian, Mrs. Laughlin, asked if we could host an author visit by Mr. Shannon, I jumped at the opportunity. 

On October 4th, Mr. Shannon arrived at Lukas and treated our kindergarten through 4th grade students to a rousing reading of Duck on a Tractor followed by a lesson on how to draw David--and why he looks the way he does. The students excitement was palpable throughout the presentation. Those students lucky enough to purchase a book were able to receive a signed copy with Mr. Shannon in our library once the presentation ended. 

I am pretty sure this day will be one of those memories that last in peoples' minds for a long time to come!

Standley Lake High Brings Play to Lukas

Recently, a group of very talented Standley Lake High School students dropped by Lukas to provide some entertainment to our kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade students. The play, The Day the Toys Helped Out, was put on by the Children's Theater Class at Standley Lake. Our students were so engaged in the play, and a few even got to participate. This is just one example of the collaboration happening across all grade levels and schools in our articulation area.