|Now that is an awesome dude announcing my visit!|
|Reading specialist Reva Lobatos and son, Reva responsible for EVERYTHING you see on this blog, see below for a link to the last school I went to that Reva organized. CLONE HER!|
My last school visit of the spring was a spectacular display of preparation, anticipation and excitement for students, staff and yours truly.
I have always loved calling attention to excellence and so this blog is my hat off to one very special educator who simply goes WAY beyond the call of duty! First of all, in these tight economic times a grant had to be written to provide this author visit. The grant was turned down, but that didn't stop this 'steamroller of excellence'. She went back to the grant committee and asked what needed to be done to modify her proposal to get approval. They told her. SHE DID IT, THAT DAY. It was approved! AWESOME STICK-TO-IT-NESS!
|The walls were lined with covers, announcements.|
Fun assemblies and a very well attended family night at Henderson Elementary in Cheyenne, WY was a great way to close out the spring of 2012!
|Example of what it takes to get the kids pumped for an author visit!|
So, here is my HUGE shout out to Reva Lobatos! This is the second school and second school visit Reva has put together with me and this wonderful lady should be put in charge of the NATIONAL HOW TO DO IT RIGHT FOR KIDS committee!
|Representative Ken A. Esquibel, myself, Senator Floyd A. Esquibel, now that is some representation |
of Gov't in a school!
CHECK OUT this link to an earlier blog entry I did to showcase what Reva did to prepare for my last visit. http://justinmatott-snickers.blogspot.com/2008/12/books-are-door-to-head-and-heart.html (By the way, not only did she provide her school with something different, fun and educational, she went home between the school day and the evening event and brought her own boys back to experience a night of storytelling, so not only an awesome educator, but an awesome mom.)
|There was no way ANYONE didn't know we had something special coming!|
|Talk about making a guy feel welcome! Reva asked what my favorite
things are and then filled a basket with them! That is really going
beyond the call, but SO appreciated!|
I can't wait to see what she does next time! Oh, there will be an next time!