Ms. Reyes' 4th grade class Skyped with South Carolina author Elysabeth Eldering, author of the paranormal mystery Finally Home. Mrs. Cunningham read the students a small excerpt from the book and they are excited for Ms. Reyes to continue it as a class read aloud.
Ms. Eldering explained to the students that writing is a process that can require many revisions and edits. We were shocked (and in awe) to find out that she wrote the novel Finally Home in 1 month! November is National Novel Writing Month and she tries to write 50,000 words each November!!
To help the students remember their awesome Skype experience Ms. Eldering sent a book worm for each student. These are handmade and each student received a unique color combination. They are made by crotcheting, and we were so impressed to learn the author can make one in just 7 minutes! Hope to see lots of book worms tucked in the pages of our Knollwood books!