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September 23, 2018

Fairgrieve Students Receive Books, Visit from Author Bloom


Children’s author Suzanne Bloom shared her own verbal and visual time machine journey with Fairgrieve Elementary students during a recent visit to the school.

Second grade students Laurissa Bruska-Ostrander, left, and Tyler Goodman work together to add finishing touches on their class’s time machine project.

Second grade students Laurissa Bruska-Ostrander, left, and Tyler Goodman work together to add finishing touches on their class’s time machine project.

Mimicking events of her book “A Mighty Fine Time Machine,” Bloom recalled her travels of literature and illustration, from grade school paintings and writing with mistakes to having several books published.

The keys, she said, were having creativity, imagination and persistence.

“You learn from your mistakes,” one first grader said.

In the library, Bloom read her book “The Bus for Us” to kindergarten students and “A Splendid Friend, Indeed” to both kindergarteners and first graders, and excerpts from “Piggy Monday” to students, including second graders.

Children’s author Suzanne Bloom reads an excerpt from her book “Piggy Monday” to students during a recent visit to Fairgrieve Elementary.

Children’s author Suzanne Bloom reads an excerpt from her book “Piggy Monday” to students during a recent visit to Fairgrieve Elementary.

In the weeks that lead to Bloom’s visit, each second grade class worked on construction of a cardboard time machine that depicted a literacy journey.

Bloom said she was impressed with the details.

Proceeds from a recent book fair were used to purchase one of Bloom’s autographed books for five students from each kindergarten, first and second grade class.

Students who were not gifted a book may check out any of Bloom’s books in the school’s library.

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