As a former teacher, Annette LeBox enjoys author’s visits to schools. She prefers to spend the day at each school, customizing her presentations to the needs and interests of her students, from Grades 1 to 10. She divides the day into three sessions of 60 minutes each. Each session, includes a power point presentation about the life experiences that inspired her stories, the writing and publishing process and the connection between the everyday lives of children and their writing. Once kids get that connection, they will never again say, ‘I don’t know what to write about.’
“Annette LeBox’s visit to our school was a wonderful, enriching experience for both students and staff. There were many positive comments including ‘amazing’ ‘ I want to be an author like Annette’ ‘I love her books’ ‘I got chosen to dance’. Annette captures the imagination of children and uses the natural environment to inspire them. I highly recommend her to any school.”
Sheila Pace, Administrator, Alexander Robinson Elementary, Maple Ridge, B.C.
“Annette LeBox is not only an author and former teacher, but she is also a naturalist. She came to our class to teach us about ‘leaf classification.’ We learned about compound and simple leaves, lobed vs. toothed and three types of veins … palmate, pinnate and parallel. We got to test out our leaf classification on a field trip to the UBC Research Forest.”
Janine Fitkall, Grade One teacher, Yennadon Elementary, Maple Ridge, B.C.
For more photos of Annette’s visits to Yennadon check out Janine Fitkell’s blog at http://div18learning.blogspot.ca/