Edith Hope Fine
San Diego, CA USA
SCHOOL VISITS: K - 6
Author Edith is a logophile and bibliophile. This love of words, language, reading, and writing shows in her 17 books and spills right into her school visits. She talks with kids about process: how books get from idea to bookshelf, The True Story. (Revision, funny stories, rejection, five writing specifics, and more.) A former teacher, her interactive presentations (live or via Skype) get students moving and include cool activities for students to try. Ever grow a pineapple? Know a shoebox phototropic experiment?
Year(s) of participation: 2013
A4ED school visit photos & blurbs:
2013 at Park Dale Lane Elementary in Encinitas, California
EDITH CELEBRATES EARTH DAY AT PARK DALE LANE
What fun we had at our Authors for Earth Day Family Night. Students chose our local San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy for my A4ED donation. After I spoke about Water, Weed, and Wait and my other books, families explored six hands-on stations, planted seeds in eggshells, sorted trash & recyclables, bounced Earth balls, and glued recycled plastics onto big wood letters for the multi-purpose room.
On Earth Day, April 22, principal Jodi Greenberger, PTA dynamo Heather Miyazaki, and I presented Doug Gibson, San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy director, with a $500 check to further their important work protecting coastal wetlands and their flora and fauna. No question: One person can make a difference here on our big blue marble.
A dad cut out three big wood letters: PDL for Park Dale Lane. Every class glued on recylables—little toys, game parts, colorful plastic lids, broken bits. Great way to remember Authors for Earth Day 2013.