DATE OF SCHOOL VISIT
Jason is splitting his time between Colorado and New Mexico. If you're interested in hosting him, please send dates and we'll see if he'll be in Colorado.. (Please indicate your date and time preferences.)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
JASON GRUHL believes that all kids are smart, brave, kind, and creative, and he writes books to help them remember that. Jason holds a master's degree in Counseling Psychology and has helped countless adults, adolescents, children, and families. He is also an educational consultant and nonprofit leader with twenty years’ experience working with individuals and families challenged and enriched by Autism Spectrum Disorders and Developmental Disabilities. In 2005, he founded The Joshua School, a first of its kind school for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Developmental Disabilities in Colorado.
ABOUT THE BOOK: Everything is Connected
Everything is connected. And since you are part of everything, you are connected to everything: to pharaohs, Ben Franklin, T. Rex, ancient Greece, to love and to poverty, hunger and peace! This is a magical story about the powerful idea that we are connected to absolutely everything in the universe.
LENGTH & TOPIC OF PRESENTATION
45-60 minutes, including Q&A.
TOPIC: The presentation walks kids through how the book was made and how books and illustrations go from thoughts to reality. Jason reads the book out loud to the students. Activities: kids use the same process author did to see how he was connected to everything; Other activities could include: games, other activities around connection, coloring pages, etc. depending on time and age.
SCHOOL TYPE & GRADES
Elementary School; grades 2-4
DESIRED # OF STUDENTS
25 (Can be tailored for larger audiences in an auditorium, etc., but works best in a group where the conversation can be intimate, etc.)
Projector, projector screen. And a bottle of water.
PROMOTING & PREPARING FOR THE EVENT
Promoting and preparing for the author's school visit is the most important ingredients for a successful, educational, and fun event. Please be sure to carefuly read: What an Author Visit is All About.
Tattered Cover will design an order form that the school should distribute in advance of the author visit, and again on the day of the event to all student attendees.
ONLINE ORDERING LINK
Link to share with students and their families to order Jason's book:
Please make sure anyone ordering online includes the name of your school in the Notes section of the order and if they'd like to pick up the book from you at the school. Please DO NOT give a book to someone who says they ordered online unless they have the printed confirmation. PLEASE KEEP THIS! You'll need to include these confirmations when returning the leftover books so you won't be charged for them! If they do ask you for a book without a confirmation, just email us the name of the student and parent's name and we can check. DEADLINE: Online orders with SCHOOL PICK UP will only be available for one week after the school visit. Orders placed after that time will need to be picked up at one of our locations, or shipped.