Saturday, October 8, 2011

Llamas, Pajamas, and Dr. Horner


On October 6, 2011, we were visited by a special visitor, Dr. Donnie Horner. He helped us celebrate the "Jumpstart - Read for the Record" campaign just as thousands of other kindergarten students from around the world were doing by reading Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney. Dr. Horner is Jacksonville's Education Commissioner. Dr. Horner read Llama Llama Red Pajama like he wrote it! The children were on the edge of their seats with the way he interacted, questioned, and made connections with them and the book. It was a treat to have Dr. Horner in our class and hope he can visit again soon. As for our little llamas, they came dressed in their pajamas and some decided to stay in them all day!! That made for a very comfortable and memorable day at school!

"Llama, llama red pajama feels alone without his mamma." Dr. Horner asked the children if they knew how the llama felt and if they ever felt this way.

A group picture of the class with our guest reader.

8 comments:

Sunny said...

This is very impressive! What a great experience for the children. It has been the topic of conversation at our house. Thank you Mrs. Mallon and Mrs. Dillard for making a Thursday so exciting!

Christa said...

What a wonderful treat for the kids! Bryn really enjoyed wearing her pajamas all day at school :)

Haley Alvarado said...

Soooooo cute! Shalyn was excited to wear her pajamas and for his awesome, animated reading!!

Kristen Tiurchy said...

James thought Dr. Horner was hysterical! He just loved this treat, thank you so much.

Ms. Johnson said...

The kids LOVED it! What a great memory for them. We have reread the book several times this weekend.

Chet the Eagle said...

What a fun time! I hope our new friend, Dr. Horner, comes back.

Lourdes said...

I LOVE how interactive your classroom is. Thanks for all the memory makers.

Suna Kantor said...

This was such an exciting day! Trey really had fun with his friends and the great story.