Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Ashley Bryan to Visit Skillin School

Ashley Bryan, world renowned author and illustrator will be visiting Skillin on Friday, April 10th. Bryan who was raised in New York now resides on Cranberry Isle off the coast of Maine. He is an award winning children's book author and illustrator. To read more about Ashley Bryan, visit

In order to prepare for this exciting, upcoming visit Ms. Stanbro, Mr. Plourde, and Mrs. Goodall have been introducing the students to some of Bryan's works of art, music, and writing. Click the links below to hear some poetry reading with Ms. Stanbro in the library: 

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I live in Cape Elizabeth with my husband, two daughters, and our cat Nessie. Our family loves to spend time outdoors together, camping, hiking, and gardening. Another past time of mine is triathlons. I have completed nine triathlons, including one Half Ironman. I loved swimming, biking, and running 70.3 miles! You might also find me cozied up with a good book in my free time. I have been teaching for 10 years in a variety of grade levels. Fifth grade is my favorite! The kids are capable of so much! I can't say I have a favorite subject to teach, but love getting students to think deeply. I enjoy getting kids to think critically and be creative in all subject areas. I often use simulations and project based learning to do this. Teambuilding and working on social skills in another major goal of mine. Teaching kids to work effectively together and use good communication skills will help prepare them for life after school.