I am Janet Johnson, a 6th grade reading teacher, who believes Jeffery Schatzer is one of the best presenters and speakers I have ever heard. I have attended at least a half dozen of Jeffery's presentations, and I have come away every time full of creative ideas that Jeffery has passed along that work wonderfully in my classroom. Not only are Jeffery's books excellent classroom aides, but his writing ideas are phenomenal!
My students and grandchildren love to go see the "real" Santa Claus. Even 6th graders have smiles of joy on their faces. Jeffery reads aloud with personality and great voice which keeps every child immersed in the story. Jeffrey's chapter book, Fires in the Wilderness, was purchased by many of my 6th graders at one of Jeffrey's presentations, and the students preceded to read with total abandonment. One of my students who did not like to read on her free time read his book in two days, and I had a reader in my classroom till the end of the year. Jeffery Schatzer would be a delightful addition to any school's resources.
6th grade teacher
Pine Street Elementary
Wayland, Michigan 49348
To Whom It May Concern:
Our K to 5 elementary school had Jeffrey Schatzer visit last year. His presentation was enjoyed by all the students as well as the staff. I would
highly recommend a visit.
Teresa Sopko, Language Arts Chair
Below are some comments from our teachers:
- Inspiring to children
- Good for kids to hear about the perseverance in getting his books published
- Funny, smart, excellent speaker
- Lots of energy
- Told stories that kids could relate to
Pam Snow, Principal
Orchardview Elementary School
"We homeschooolers loved the visit! Thanks so much for sharing your widom in such a fun and engaging time.
Ellen Lawrence Koenig
We had such a great day. We appreciate the materials Jeff is pulling together and recognize his generous offer.
Margaret, my co-teacher, and I were so grateful with the way you revisited doing your best job and that revising and editing are very important. The message was heard. Thank you! The kids are writing up a storm! We had a parent get "mobbed" this morning to spend time listening to their writings.
Wilma Kiefer ~ EII
Stepping Stones Montessori
I just wanted you to know that I read Awesome Adventures in History yesterday. What a cute book and I enjoyed reading it. (Lynne Johnson from Ann Arbor Media Group sent me a copy.)
Carol R. Lechel, Director
READ Association of Saginaw County
989-755-8402 / Email: ReadinSaginaw@sbcglobal.net
Visit us on the web at www.ReadinSaginaw.org
I thought this might be something you would like to see! Last Friday, our school celebrated 'National Library Week' with a 'Books Alive Day!' Our third graders run mock elections and then practice legislature proceedings in their studies. One of our 'senators' submitted a bill to hold a Books Alive Day where students/staff could dress as their favorite book character. It was passed!
A second grader, Drew Martin (our principal's son), chose Professor Tuesday as his favorite character and I was sure you would love to see his 'character impersonation!'
I've been receiving many favorable comments since your author visit here at List. Students and grown-ups alike are waiting for the next book in your series!!