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Author Matthew McElligott Visits Mechanicville Elementary

Author Matthew McElligott Visits Mechanicville Elementary

 

On Tuesday, June 5 and Wednesday, June 6 we had a special visit from author Matthew McElligot. He writes children’s books, such as Backbeard and the Birthday Suit, and Even Monsters Need Haircuts. During his visit, he shared his process as an author and an illustrator with each grade level. Student volunteers were called up to have their clothing photographed and photoshopped into Mr. McElligot’s illustrations. Select 4th and 5th graders were able to have lunch with the author and ask him questions about writing and illustrating.

 

To accompany this visit, all students took a field trip to Schacht Theater at Sage College to see a showing of Backbeard: The Musical. Students compared what they saw in the musical to what was in the book and thought about why it was different. Thank you to our Arts In Education group for putting together these events.

 

Author Matthew McElligott Visits Mechanicville Elementary