Friday, I visited St. Aloysius Catholic School in Pewee Valley. In honor of Earth Day (Saturday, April 22) I read Fuzzy Buzzy’s Treasure to several groups of kiddos from pre-K through 3rd grade and spoke about bee conservation and why we have to protect our bees.
We also made bookmarks with squiggly antennas. Several kiddos asked me to autograph them.
All the kids were awesome and asked a lot of great questions. We talked about how all these fruits and vegetables need bees to pollinate them. I was particularly impressed to discover how many fellow broccoli lovers were in the audience!
We also compared the fictional pollen baskets in the story to a closeup pic of a real pollen basket on a honeybee.
Several kiddos ordered signed books, and one young man even brought in two he had bought somewhere else and had me sign them. I think we all had fun, and I didn’t even lose my voice after reading to about seven groups!
So, a big, big thank you to Mrs. Lohman and all the teachers, staff and kids at St. Aloysius for a very fun school visit. I hope I can visit again soon.