Today, November 23, 2015, the Davis Street Student Council met to assemble care packages for the Saint Thomas More at Yale Soup Kitchen visitors to take with their Thanksgiving meal on Thursday. All council members, in grades 3-8, did an amazing job assembling care packages with items such as deodorant, chap stick, hand lotion and snacks, and including personalized notes for each one. They wrote very thoughtful and kind words to the soup kitchen visitors and even drew beautiful illustrations. These will surely put a smile on their faces on Thursday. We look forward to visiting the soup kitchen for our first trip in January to meet some of these wonderful community members and give back to those in need.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Geoff Rodkey is best known as the screenwriter of the hit films Daddy Day Care, RV, and the Disney Channel's Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas. The author of the acclaimed middle grade adventure-comedy trilogy The Chronicles of Egg, he's also written for the educational video game Where In the World Is Carmen Sandiego?
He wrote the book series The Tapper Twins. His new book, the follow up to The Tapper Twins Go to War, Geoff Rodkey delivers another ultra-modern comedy told as oral history with texts, screenshots and smartphone photos. When Claudia initiates a citywide scavenger hunt to raise money for charity, it's not just the twins' opposing teams that run riot. With the whole school racing to trade in sights seen for points to score front row tickets at Madison Square Garden, they may not get to the finish line with their dignity-and social lives-intact!
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Visit his website: http://www.tappertwins.com/books.html
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Floyd Cooper received a Coretta Scott King Award for his illustrations in The Blacker the Berry and a Coretta Scott King Honor forBrown Honey in Broomwheat Tea and I Have Heard of a Land. Born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Mr. Cooper received a degree in fine arts from the University of Oklahoma and, after graduating, worked as an artist for a major greeting card company. In 1984, he came to New York City to pursue a career as an illustrator of books, and he now lives in Easton, Pennsylvania, with his wife and children.
What do teachers do when they have a professional development day? Here at Davis teachers and staff spent the day working with artists and professionals from Arts for Learning of Connecticut to develop new innovative ways to infuse arts and academics. We also celebrated staff achievement and continued our work with restorative practices.
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