Remote and hybrid students in grades K-6 from Shaw Avenue Elementary School heard from author Carmen Rubin on March 15 and 16 via Google Meet. Ms. Rubin has published seven books and shared her stories with Shaw Avenue classes during the course of the two days.
While engaging in the virtual read aloud, the students learned that Ms. Rubin’s illustrators purposely hide peppermint candy throughout her books. This idea was born from her grandfather whom she said loves to hand out peppermint candy and asks others to pay it forward with love and kindness. She reminded students that “love changes the world.”
The students had fun going through Ms. Rubin’s books and pointing out all the hidden peppermints that they could find on the pages. They also had the opportunity to ask questions and learned about Ms. Rubin’s childhood and life as an author. It was a great experience for the students to celebrate reading and learn from a passionate writer.