Tag Archives: Jonesport Elementary School

Jonesport students meet virtually with Lauren Wolk

Jonesport Elementary School fifth graders had the opportunity to connect virtually with author Lauren Wolk about her Newbery Honor-winning book, Wolf Hollow. They read the novel aloud in class last fall, an annual tradition teacher Marni Crowley started after Lauren visited Jonesport in 2017. Like many authors have done during the pandemic, Lauren and her […]

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“The Island of Beyond” with Elizabeth Atkinson

Fifth-eighth graders at Beals Elementary School, Jonesport Elementary School and Deer Isle-Stonington Elementary School were ready to dive into “The Island of Beyond” with author Elizabeth Atkinson, and were prepared with art and research projects to share. Each visit began with a large group presentation during which Elizabeth shared how books empowered her as a […]

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Anica Mrose Rissi visits Jonesport and Deer Isle-Stonington

IRW spent four, fun-filled days days with children’s book author Anica Mrose Rissi, a native of Deer Isle. We first met Anica last summer at an event at the Chase Emerson Memorial Library in Deer Isle and were thrilled when she agreed to work with us! She visited Jonesport, Deer Isle, Steuben and Milbridge with […]

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Look Up! with Annette LeBlanc Cate at the Schoodic Institute

Over three days in mid-October, students and teachers from Beals, Jonesport, and Ella Lewis schools gathered at the Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park for a day each of bird watching and art centered around Annette LeBlanc Cate’s book, Look Up! Birdwatching in Your Own Backyard. To kick off each morning, Annette provided an introduction […]

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Ellen Potter at Pembroke, Jonesport and Beals

Fairy trees, imaginary apartments, and creative inventions greeted IRW and author Ellen Potter during a whirlwind tour of three schools in Washington County. The first stop was at Pembroke Elementary where projects based on her three books (“Piper Green and the Fairy Tree,” “Olivia Kidney” and “Slob”) adorned the hallways and classrooms. The pre-K to […]

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Music man Stephen Costanza Downeast at Beals and Jonesport

IRW was thrilled to team up again with author/illustrator/musician Stephen Costanza! In November, we brought him to Beals and Jonesport Elementary Schools, where he offered a full-school presentation and workshops with students in Grades PreK – 2. Students in all grades at both schools fully immersed themselves in Stephen’s book, Vivaldi and the Invisible Orchestra, […]

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“Poet Guy” Paul Janeczko brings a love of poetry to Jonesport, Lubec, and Charlotte

Jonesport, Lubec and Charlotte with poet, anthologist and author (baseball enthusiast) Paul Janeczko – it sounds like a listing poem, but it’s actually a who-and-where for some great IRW school visits during November 16 – 18. In Fall 2015, Paul worked with teachers at Jonesport and Lubec in IRW’s first Professional Learning Community setting and, […]

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Sharon Creech a big hit at Jonesport and Beals Elementary School!

“I was reminded of how big the world is and how you can do anything if you put your mind to it,” wrote a seventh grader from Jonesport Elementary School after a visit from author Sharon Creech. What a way to express what IRW hopes to inspire in all children through literature and what fun Sharon […]

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