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Tuesday March 28, 2017 at 10:45am Age: 236 days
Category: Minisink Elementary

VISITING AUTHOR DEMONSTRATES THE SCIENCE OF NON-FICTION WRITING TO 2ND GRADERS


Second graders at the elementary school took a Jump into Science with Steve Tomecek, author of the popular series by the same name. Best known as The Dirtmeister®, during his visit to Minisink on March 24, the author presented the program Lift Off With Reading.  

 

From hot air balloons to rockets, people have always had a desire to fly. Using hands-on demos, Mr. Tomecek took the students on a journey through the history of human-powered flight--with its successes and failures-- while introducing them to the idea of researching a non-fiction book. 

 

Drawing from some of his books and his own experience, Mr. Tomecek encouraged our second graders to follow their dreams and discover a universe of their own through reading and writing. 

 

The program was sponsored by Minisink Valley Elementary School PTO.