On Friday, February 9, the Lower School and Early Childhood classes welcomed beloved children's author Doreen Cronin to campus for an afternoon of inspiration and storytelling. Stuart students are passionate about reading, but one of the things we do at Stuart is inspire our students to become equally passionate about writing. Writing is a skill that not only will serve our girls well in their academic careers, but in just about any endeavor they pursue in the future. Creative writing as an expressive art can also enhance communication, help people cope with strong feelings, tell stories, stimulate creative thinking, and inspire those around us.
All of the Lower School students prepared for Ms. Cronin's visit by reading and discussing her many books. At the assembly on Friday, the girls enjoyed collaborating on story starters with Ms. Cronin and sharing their own work including the second grade newsletter, the third and fourth grade 6-word poems about Ms. Cronin's books and displays of stories in progress.
Meeting a favorite author, learning what inspires her and learning how she crafts her stories helped the girls understand that all of us can be—and already are—writers.
See photos from Doreen Cronin's visit in the gallery or in the slideshow below.