Thursday, 6 November 2008

Last But Not Least...


Today was my final school visit of the season, at home in Sheffield, at Rivelin School. I spent the day reading stories to Y1 and Y2 classes, singing made-up 'snaky' songs, doing my Rolf Harris impression with the flip chart and generally being rather silly, as usual. I had the school hall all to myself, so we got to dance the cancan too (in the style of wombats, emus and crocodiles!).

I do enjoy the silly stuff. I shall miss that, in the cold, dark months between now and World Book Day on March 5th, when it all kicks in again.

It's been an astonishing autumn though, probably because it's National Year of Reading. I've been out for 19 days in the last 5 weeks! That's 19 out of just 25 working days: no wonder I'm feeling a bit dazed. I wouldn't have it any other way though - what a lovely way to work with kids.

So, a big HELLO!! to all the kids at Rivelin Primary School. If you write that story about the grumpy mouse who lost his trousers, send it to me please! And if you want to see me with that anaconda I was telling you about, click here.

By the way, if you know any good jokes, there's still time to go in for the joke competition and win loads of free books...

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I really enjoyed your visit to our school. I liked doing the cancan and I liked reading Class 2 at the Zoo which was really funny.

I still have the picture on my door that you drew for me at the Central Library 2 years ago.

Love from Amelia

Anonymous said...

Hello Lynne,

my name is Olivia i was inspired when you came to speak in Mrs McDowalls class. One day i hope to be a great illustrator like YOU.

LOVE Olivia murphy age 7
ps i like writing poems and songs.

Connie said...

Your owl has to be one of the wisest and best! I wish I'd been at school with you today!

Lynne Chapman said...

Oh Connie - thank goodness I've found you! I have just been belly-laughing at your cartoons for IF: the perfect end to the working day.

I can't decide which I love most, but the face on the 'string theory' man takes a lot of beating...

Keep up the good work. I shall be checking every week from now on, for a chuckle!

Lynne Chapman said...

Thank you Olivia and Amelia - I am SO pleased you enjoyed my visit.

How lovely that you still have my picture on your door, Amelia - what did I draw?

Olivia - why don't you illustrate one of your poems for me, and I will put your work on the blog or website gallery?

weechuff said...

How lovely to see the interaction that you have with the children. You must be thrilled to receive comments from them:0)

Lynne Chapman said...

It is lovely to hear from the kids. I have been giving out the new bookmarks, with the website and blog on, in the hope that some will take them home and maybe look me up to say hi.