Jen was just amazing!!! She combines reading, writing, drawing, music, and creativity into one 30 minute assembly ~ magical!!!
- Sharon Arsenault, Reading Specialist, Kehrs Mill Elementary
The Mister Lemur Assembly Experience is much more than an author visit. Using stories and songs, Jen makes the writing process come alive as she walks students through writing, drawing, editing and printing books. Over the course of 45-minutes, Jen re-frames writing as the starting point for creativity and learning, and she tells children, “the rest is up to your imagination.”
“You were at my son ‘s school today and he was thrilled with your performance. He couldn’t wait to come home and place his order. Thank you for sparking his interest.”
- Sharon Dodd, Parent
It’s not enough to pique interest. Real learning occurs when students’ curiosity drives them to learn more… in the classroom… in the library… at home… and online. That’s why Mister Lemur provides activities that extend learning beyond the assembly.
During the assembly, Jen will invite students to apply what they’ve learned and create their own one-page Mister Lemur style story. You’ll be amazed at what these young writers have created.
Adventures in Writing Camp is Mister Lemur’s week-long day camp, where students’ improve their writing skills by focusing on specific traits and styles of writing. Camps are offered during breaks and summer.
“My name is Iris. I’m 12 years old and I love to draw. Also, I love to write. When I grow up I want to be an author and illustator. I just recently saw you at my school with your book “Train of Thought”. You inspired me to become a writer and illustator. So pretty much, this email is just to thank you.. I really needed some insperation, and now I have it!”
It’s hard to imagine that one book, one experience or one teacher can change a life… It can!
We aim to provide experiences that gently lead young readers to new perspectives on reading, writing and poetry with positive life changing results. After all, Mister lemur changed our life. He can change yours too….
“We just had our Mister Lemur assembly and I wanted to let everyone know it was more than expected. Jen Hartvickson (illustrator/author) was energetic and held the different grade levels interest the entire time. If you have an opportunity to hear her you will be very pleased with her assembly.”
- Kitty Copple, Westridge Elementary school, Ballwin, MO
We want to bring the Mister Lemur experience to every school that believes in curiosity driven learning like we do. The Mister Lemur experience has also included such things as classroom visits, poetry writing lessons, family night, book club, book fair, bookmaking workshops, summer camp and summer school.
Email us to request an assembly. Include your name, phone, school, location and the dates you are considering.
Includes: planning materials, bookmarks, contest and awards.
FREE ASSEMBLY PROGRAM
You want to bring great program to your school, but don’t have the budget. We want to share Mister Lemur, but cannot afford the travel costs. We’re stuck, right? Wrong!
We each bring something valuable to the table. Mister Lemur has an entertaining and educational assembly that kindles a love of poetry and writing; you possess talented teachers and individuals who can contribute in myriad ways to the educational foundation of Mister Lemur.
Putting teamwork and the good old fashioned barter system to work, the Mister Lemur Free Assembly Program overcomes budget challenges by drawing upon the strengths of the school, the community and Mister Lemur. Here’s how it works:
- Together, we create a fundraising plan
- As a school, you devise a project to help Mister Lemur
- Mister Lemur travels to your school to deliver a fantastic assembly
Together, everybody wins!
To get started, send us an email with your name, phone, school, location and the dates you are considering. We’ll give you a call to get started!
Planning a visit for your school? In addition to working with our visit planning team, you’ll have access to all the tools you’ll need in our convenient Guide For Planning a Successful Mister Lemur Visit.
|KSDK Channel 5, Saint Louis, MO, Mar. 3rd 2012
||KTVN Channel 2, Reno, NV, Mar. 20th 2012
May 9, 2012 - Reno Gazette Journal, Authors visits jumpstart reading
Mar. 29, 2012 – Ballwin-Ellisville Patch, MO, Cast Your Vote for Ballwin’s Best Young Writers’ Works!
Feb. 2012 – Pines Miramar Town Times (p.34), Author reads to PPCES-East Students
Feb. 16, 2012 – Stockton Record, Author’s madcap storytelling shows fun side of reading
Feb. 14, 2012 – Modesto Bee, Writing pep talk: Author shares insights with Modesto students
Jan. 21, 2012 – Sun Sentinel, Children’s book authors visit Pines school
Nov. 19, 2011 – Union Democrat, Bret Harte grad speaks about book
Escape Adulthood, Apr. 15, 2012
The Bookshelf Detective, Aug. 26, 2011
Secrets and Sharing Soda, Dec. 7, 2011
Jen Robinson’s Book Page, Aug. 24, 2011
Bergers Book Reviews, May 17, 2011
Brummet’s Conscious Blog, Feb. 11, 2011