Polly Holyoke, author of the Bluebonnet nominated Neptune Project, stopped by Jones Elementary recently to talk to the students.
Ms. Holyoke spoke to third, fifth and sixth-grade students about the “Secrets to Becoming a Better Writer.” In this presentation, the students learned that it is important to daydream, imagine and unplug from technology.
She described her writing process and showed the students how her hard work and determination got her to where she is today.
Ms. Holyoke then presented to the Kindergarten, first and second-grade students and described her research with dolphins. She gave the students a lesson on marine mammals and they played a fun echolocation game to understand the concept. The students loved it and were entertained by the few children who were able to go to the front of the assembly and try on scuba and snorkeling equipment.
After lunch, Ms. Holyoke spent time with the fourth-grade classes doing a writing workshop called “Let’s Get Creative, Let’s Get Specific.” The fourth graders were encouraged to use descriptive words and left the session with the start of an original story that they could expand upon.
Many thanks to Jones PTA for sponsoring the event.