Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Hudson, NY USA
SCHOOL VISITS: K - 5
School Visits! We all have stories to tell, stories to share: we all read stories that have touched us and moved us. As an author, there is no greater joy than visiting a school where a young child has used one of my books as a springboard to create their own story, illustration, or original work. What is it like being an author? How do images, experience and ideas weave their way into books? How is a book published, anyway? These questions and more are discussed through a highly visual and interactive program that incorporates an informal slide presentation, puppetry, and storytelling. With oversized prototypes of books, I am able to offer much opportunity for the children to interact with me, and to experience the joy of brainstorming! A lively question and answer period is encouraged and appreciated.
Year(s) of participation: 2014, 2015, 2017
A4ED school visit photos & blurbs:
2017 at WEST NYACK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL in West Nyack, NY USA
2015 at WEST NYACK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL in West Nyack, NY USA
ALYSSA GIVES BACK AT WEST NYACK
What a wonderful Earth Day Celebration I had with the kindergarteners. After a lovely morning of reading together, lots of woof, woof-ing with Biscuit, and Tra-la-la-ing with Katy Duck, it was time to vote!
The amazing teachers and students did an awesome job of researching all of the nominees. And much to my complete surprise, we had a bona fide tie!
I will be sending a donation in honor of A4ED to each awesome organization thanks to some of our youngest Earth Day enthusiasts in this year's event!
2014 at NEW YORK SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF in White Plains, NY USA
ALYSSA EMPOWERS YOUNG READERS AT NEW YORK SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
What a wonderful Earth Day Celebration I had with the kindergarteners at the New York School For the Deaf in White Plains, NY. After a lovely morning of reading together and lots of woof, woof-ing with Biscuit, it was time to vote!
The amazing teachers and students did an awesome job of researching all of the nominees. As each of the eighteen children came up to vote, I had the great opportunity to learn a bit of American Sign Language, too. The children are thrilled to support The Gorilla Foundation. I think discovering that gorillas are learning to communicate through sign language was a relevant and heartfelt choice to make.