Skyping With Jeri Watts, November 2013
Mrs.Dermady’s fifth grade class at Guardino Elementary School in the Thousand Islands School District
Madison , a student in Mrs.Dermady’s class who helped set this skype up, says ” Skyping with Jeri Watts, (author of Kizzy Ann Stamps) was a pleasure and dream come true. I got one of the most rarest chance’s to speak to an author with a book on the Charlotte Award ballot. It was an amazing experience also because I got all of my questions about her book Kizzy Ann Stamps answered. It was very beneficial because I got to hear about books Ms.Watts will publish in 2016. Ms. Watts also told us about what inspired her to become an author. She said that she became inspired because one day she read her essay in front of the class. A student made a criticizing comment saying how terrible her essay was, but the teacher informed the student by saying that Ms. Watts essay was outstanding. I thought that skyping with Jeri Watts was a great way to inspire kids to become authors because she told us to start writing now. I enjoyed this and hope that we can skype with Ms. Watts or another author again!”
Rebecca, also a student in Mrs.Dermady’s class who helped set up this Skype says ” Skyping with Jeri Watts (the author of Kizzy Ann Stamps) was an amazing experience. I got to participate in a once in a life time chance to have all of my questions about the book Kizzy Ann Stamps and my questions about the life of an author answered.I learned that Ms.Jeri Watts has written many other books, so I am just itching to get my eyes on them! This was beneficial because I now know a few fun facts about Jeri Watts. For example,she lives in Virginia and has a daughter that lives in Washington D.C. I thought that this was a great and creative way to encourage and inspire kids to become authors because you learn a great deal about writing and how to become interested in writing.In conclusion, this was an amazing experience in fifth grade and I will never forget it!”
Ashley, another student in Mrs.Dermady’s class who helped set up this Skype says” I learned very valuable information when our fifth grade class Skyped with author Jeri Watts. For example, I learned that anyone can become an author, and Ms.Jeri Watts inspired me to start writing my own stories. I think Jeri Watts made a great impression on our class because she taught us that we can do anything that we set our hearts on. I hope to read Jeri Watts’ other books because Kizzy Ann Stamps is so intriguing. Jeri Watts was very interesting because she was so easy to talk to and I got all of my questions answered. Jeri Watts also gave me a new perspective on writing when she told us that any person in our class could write their own book. My experience with Jeri Watts was very fun, sociable, and informational. I would Skype Jeri Watts again anytime.”
In conclusion, Ms.Jeri Watts had graciously given her time to give students an amazing chance to speak with an author with a book on the Charlotte ballot.