Rob Buyea, author of the famous Because of Mr. Terupt series, entertained third, fourth and fifth grade readers today in the SMITH READS library. Mr. Buyea shared antics of his teaching days while encouraging students to use their own memories to help inspire them to write great stories. He told the students to persevere and be committed to their goals in life. The Smith students could not get enough of his animated stories! Mr. Buyea has the gift of storytelling, for sure! Each time he spoke of the students in Mr. Terupt's classroom, his face lit up like he was remembering time spent with old friends. This excitement was contagious with the students and joy and laughter filled the library! One of the best things Mr. Buyea did was pull some of his favorite books off the library shelves and talk about how great they were! Students were checking out those books all day!!!
A picture is worth a thousand words...the looks on the faces in the photos below show how much fun today's author visit was for the students! Thank you, Smith PTA for sponsoring this awesome event!!!