The Children’s Services Librarian at Floyd Memorial Library in Greenport, New York--Joe Cortale--invited me to speak at Greenport Elementary School and the Oyster Ponds Elementary School in Orient, New York. Joe gave a copy of Ava Tree and the Wishes Three to each of the teachers who read the book to their classes before my visit. Joe also gifted each child with an autographed copy of a Pony Pal book.
The corridor at Oyster Ponds Elementary was decorated with illustrations for Ava Tree and the Wishes Three by the fourth- and fifth-grade students, and their teachers, Jennifer Wissermann with Amy Schill, and Karen Schulz and Corinne Fitting.
The fourth and fifth grades, and Joanne Simicich’s third grade class created a bulletin board of their own wishes.
I wanted to share some of their wishes with you:
I wish my hamster could talk.
I wish I was better at Math.
I wish I could see my grandpa again.
I wish 9/11 never happened.
I wish the war was over.
I wish I was popular.
I wish that me, Grace, and Destany were long lost sisters.
I wish my mom wasn’t having heart surgery.
I wish there was no such thing as school.
I wish our family dog could be mine.
I wish I would be done with college.
My wish is to never get hurt or sick.
I wish time would just stop.
I wish I had a pet bunny.
I wish for a genie.
I wish I had a house that looked really small on the outside but was big on the inside.
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