Debbie and I had been planning for over 2 years to get together and this year, it FINALLY happened! She came and hung out at our K-1 school for the whole day. She did four 50minute sessions with pre-k, kinder and 1st grade kiddos and then did a teacher session where teachers could ask questions and learn more about the guest of honor. Not only did the students LOVE her...so did the adults! I must say, so many of them needed Debbie this time of the year. Several of them said they had been in a slump and that Debbie's pulled them right out of that slump! If you haven't had the music lady with stripes and polk-a-dots...AKA Debbie Clement come to your school yet...you need to work on that. You will not be disappointed...but you will be left wanting more!
Here are some photos from that day!
After Debbie's LONG day at Washington school, she then did a show for the whole community at our local community college. Lot's of fun, lot's of laughs and lots of dancing! The students who saw Debbie at school, were so excited to see her again at night AND to get the chance to buy a personally signed copy of the book "Red, White and Blue" which our school had deemed "THE BEST SONG EVER". I might have just had a LITTLE to do with that because I introduced them to it and introduced SEVERAL others actually! Why? Because it tugged at my heart strings the first time I heard it and it is the book/song that brought Debbie and I together as friends! And the rest is history! To read some of the projects I have done and my colleagues have done in response to Debbie's picture books click on the name of the book below.
The last creation my kinders made was this welcome quilt for Debbie! I will share how we went about making this in my next blog!
SOOOOO, if you haven't booked Debbie Clement....WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR!?!?! Oh, and if you want a little dose of her before she comes to your school...she is the Keynote presenter at the National Kindergarten Conference in LasVegas this summer!