I had another fun day visiting schools in Lee’s Summit, Missouri.
The first school on my schedule today was Longview Farm Elementary.
What a cool school!
Click here to see a slide show of this interesting campus.
What is now the gynmasium at Longview Farm Elementary used to be the arena where horses where shown. And the library, which used to be the horse barn, still has some of the stalls, but they’ve been converted into cozy reading nooks. Click here to read all about the history of this school and how preservation was of the utmost concern when creating this campus.
I got lost on my way to Longview Farm this morning – my fault for using a Google map – so I was a little late. But everyone was super nice and helped me get my slide show set up and the students asked plenty of terrific questions about what life is like for a writer.
Not far from Longview Farm Elementary is Cedar Creek Elementary. The campus there was completely different from Longview Farm, but equally impressive. I gave my presentation in the library, which has this cool fake tree “growing” in the middle of it.
During my presentation, one student asked a question that led to some discussion about The Hunger Games, and I’m afraid I gave away some of the plot – so I apologize to everyone in the audience today who hasn’t read the book yet! Sorry guys!
To end the day, I drove farther out into the countryside to Hawthorn Hill Elementary. This was a beautiful campus, too, with the shiniest floors I’ve ever seen! And the students were very lively! They asked great questions, and I hope they learned a few things about what writers do all day.
Tomorrow I’ll be visiting 4 more schools in Lee’s Summit.
Guess I’d better get to bed early tonight, huh?
I’ll check back in here tomorrow afternoon.
P.S. I hope the teachers and students from the schools I visited today will drop by here sometime and leave a comment.