In December, right before Christmas break, The Kearny PBA donated copies of “Very Christmas” by Simone Mets to the Kearny Board of Education. We donated enough copies for many of the younger grades to receive their own copy as well as copies to be placed in all of the libraries across the district. In addition to donating the books, we were fortunate enough to have Simone Mets agree to come to the district and conduct a workshop for the kids.
While at Roosevelt School, Simone used examples from the story as well as engaging, interactive, and educational activities to show how an author uses his or her senses to create a story. The students were very excited to have a real author in the classroom and the PBA is very proud to be able to have organized this event along side the Superintendent, the Principal of Roosevelt School, and the Director of Curriculum and Instruction.