Category Archives: School Visits

Lubec Consolidated School students learn about vernal pools with Kim and Rebekah

Power nouns and verbs were abundant in the stories created by the students of Lubec Consolidated School on Tuesday. Guided by writing prompts from science writer and author Kim Ridley, the children selected a vernal pool creature to write about drawing on their imaginations and research. We met a salamander named Bob, a wood frog […]

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Diving in with Mary Cerullo: Writer visits Vinalhaven and North Haven schools

“Dive In!” is what Mary Cerullo, author and Associate Director of Friends of CASCO BAY, writes when she signs her books during IRW visits to schools. Recently she braved choppy waters and winter ice to make the crossing between Vinalhaven and North Haven. She was impressed with the student knowledge about all things underwater during […]

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IRW to kick off spring programming in Washington County with three new schools

Island Readers & Writers is kicking off its spring programming in Washington County with three new schools! Charlotte Elementary, Pembroke Elementary, and Edmunds Consolidated School will be participating in some upcoming IRW author/illustrator visits. Charlotte Elementary (a three-room school) is joining Pembroke Elementary during a visit with Kim Ridley and Rebekah Raye in March, where […]

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“The Secret Pool” visits over 120 students at Milbridge Elementary

“I’ve never liked writing before!” – Patrick, a student from the 5th/6th grades group at Milbridge Elementary School Jenna Beaulieu, IRW’s new Office Administrator & Communications Coordinator, and Program Director Ruth Feldman visited Milbridge Elementary School together on November 18, with “The Secret Pool” author Kim Ridley and illustrator Rebekah Raye. All grades participated in […]

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