We Are Getting Ready to Meet Our Reading Rock Stars Authors!

Newton Collins Kangaroos have been preparing for the last month to meet their awesome Reading Rock Stars authors! 4th and 5th grade students will be meeting Mac Barnett and receiving free copies of his book Mac Undercover (Mac B. Kid Spy #1). To prepare to meet Mac Barnett, they have taken a Nearpod Virtual Tour of the Tower of London, read a couple of chapters from the book, come up with super, secret spy names, thought about what they would pack if they were traveling to London to recover the Crown Jewels, and researched information about Mac Barnett in their “Top Secret Mac B Dossiers”. (See pictures below…)

2nd and 3rd grade students are super excited to meet author and illustrator Yuyi Morales. They have read Dreamers and Niño Wrestles the World by Yuyi Morales, written their dreams for their lives on clouds, and thought about questions they would like to ask her.

Pre-K – 1st grade students are looking forward to meeting author and illustrator Rafáel López. They have read We’ve Got the Whole World in Our Hands and Maybe Something Beautiful. They have colored a picture of the world and created a mural to welcome him to our school. (See pictures below…)


Coloring Mural
       happy face and animal drawing on orange paper              Boy coloring mural