Ted Scheu

award-winning author

Middlebury, VT USA

Ted Scheu
     

SCHOOL VISITS: K - 5
After a rollicking, interactive opening assembly when I share my writing trajectory, a bunch of my poems, and some thoughts about the power of poetry to make us better writers, I spin off into classrooms to write with the kids in writing workshops all day, or for several days. Together we use the magic of poetry to open wide our hearts and imaginations, seeking to find the most powerful and delicious images and words to convey focused, important ideas and memories in poems.


Year(s) of participation: 2018, 2019


A4ED school visit photos & blurbs:



Ted Scheu

2019

HALDANE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Cold Spring, NY USA


TED MENTORS KIDS AT HALDANE


I spent last Thursday with a great bunch of super enthusiastic 3rd grade writers at the Haldane Elementary School, in Cold Spring, NY. As with all of my programs, our focus was on poetry, and writing with our hearts. It was appropriate, then, at the end of the day, when we gathered to share our poems, that we also celebrated my A4ED donation to Elephant Voices, a marvelous and important elephant research, advocacy and welfare NGO in Africa. We learned that the world would be a much better place if we all "Behave More Elephant," as their current campaign promotes. Elephants exhibit admirable qualities like kindness, curiosity, understanding, open-mindedness, loyalty, and playfulness. We agreed that we could all use a little more of all that in our country these days. I'll be donating $400 to Elephant Voices, in honor of the kids and teachers at Haldane School. As always, the process was fun.




Ted Scheu

2018

HALDANE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Cold Spring, NY USA


TED FUELS CONSERVATION AT HALDANE


Approximately 350 students at Castlewood School in Bellerose (Queens), NY, voted for their favorite Earth Day


I presented to the third grade at Haldane Elementary in Cold Spring, NY on Friday, 5/4. Most of my school program work involves writing poems with the students—helping them write with open hearts and powerful imaginations as they uncover their own writers' voices. Our writing that day at Haldane was not directly related to Earth Day and A4ED, but the students had clearly done some research before my arrival, and at the end of the day we voted on my five NGOs. The kids picked the African Wildlife Foundation.