On Fri., Dec. 9, author Kim Norman visited Hudson Maxim School library in Hopatcong Borough to perform for the eager young readers and writers.
All Hudson Maxim staff prepared for the Author Visit by having a door decorating contest between all classes with a prize of front row seating.
During her two presentations, Norman sang and entertained the children with “The Storytime Boogie” and a few of her own stories. She discussed how to use a writer’s tool bag to develop an idea into a tale, using pictures and personal anecdotes along the way. It was a very interactive presentation, with the Hudson Maxim community acting out versions of “Still A Gorilla” and “This Old Van.”
The HEPTO association funds the Author Visit program annually. With the newest implementation of Writer’s Workshop in the elementary grades, writing focus is at an all-time high and the students could not be more excited about writing their own works of art.