Monday, June 20, 2016

Big Audiences in Brampton!

Today my Author Visit took me to Terry Fox Public School in Brampton. I shared Six Owls and A Party with 5 grade one classes and 4 kindergarten classes!

Starting my presentation with The Kindergartens -
Reading to The Grade Ones -

Friday, June 17, 2016

Mosaika! Made in Canada:)

Mosaika. Wow!
Made in Montreal, Canada.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Six Owls and A Party goes (back) to Brampton!

A big thanks to Fernforest Public School for inviting me to share Six Owls and A Party + my mosaic workshop with eight grade 3 classes over the last three days (it's a big school!). Every class had a great bunch of kids - engaged, thoughtful and very polite!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Six Owls and Party goes to Mississauga!

I was at Saint Bernadette Elementary School in Mississauga today with my Magic of Mosaics presentation. Apparently I set up in just the right spot this morningšŸ˜³
Location, location, location...

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Six Owls and A Party goes to Peterborough!

I was at Armour Heights Public School in Peterborough, Ontario today with my Author Visit + Mosaic Workshop.
After the reading of Six Owls and A Party this grade 1/2 class had a ton of questions:)
The Batman Owl!
Accessing their work.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Clever + Enthusiastic Kids!

For the last two days I've been at Cardinal Newman Elementary School in Brampton, Ontario with my Magic of Mosaics presentation - such an enthusiastic bunch!
I loved that this girl kept using the window as a lightbox - so clever!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

One Crazy Before and After!

A while ago Hannah wanted to change her bedroom up - something I'm always game for.
The first thing she wanted to do was take the wallpaper down. Ugh! I said. That's such a big job! I said. How about we paint the wallpaper instead! I said...
Months (many, many months) later my brilliant idea(?), which was a huge job, is finished! All due to the diligent work of Hannah:)
It was the craziest before and after we've (she's) ever done!!!
Oh yeah, and we painted the bed too but that only took a couple of days.
Happy Birthday Sunshine!

Friday, April 29, 2016

Six Owls and A Party goes to Brampton

Read to some big crowds today!
Thank you Saint Mary Elementary School for inviting me to share Six Owls and A Party + my mosaic workshop with your very enthusiastic audiences ranging from JK/SK to grade 4.
'Works in progress' by the JK/SKs

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Six Owls and A Party goes to Guelph

I read Six Owls and A Party to a big crowd today - 4 JK/SK classes + 3 grade one classes.
My Author Visit took me to Guelph, Ontario where I shared my passion and (maybe) nurtured some future (mosaic) Artists:)

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

My Author Visits continue...

I shared my passion with three very attentive groups today. My Author Visit and Mosaic Workshop was with Junior and Senior Kindergarten classes in Whitby, Ontario. They were wonderful and such amazing sponges - soaking up every detail!!!
Highlight of the day: While packing up my stuff a little boy came over to me, looked me straight in the eyes and said, "Thank you Karen Johnston, have a great weekend".
Thank you Ormiston PS, for making my work day not feel like a work day:)