Teachers for Tomorrow work with authors, illustrators

Published 3:19 pm Thursday, October 20, 2022

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On Wednesday, Oct. 12, Randolph-Henry High School’s Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow (VTFT) students spent the day at Longwood University as part of the Virginia Children’s Book Festival. The students were able to observe children in pre-k through middle school as they walked through a variety of workshops. The VTFT students were given the opportunity to participate in many exciting activities throughout the day! Students worked with authors and illustrators such as Corrine Luyken, who led an activity on creating quilt pieces that go along with her book “Patchwork”; Phil Bildner and the Longwood Lancer basketball team to learn about incorporating movement in the classroom; and Benson Shum to read about the tradition of the Chinese New Year and to make noodles. The VTFT students were also invited to add a personal touch to a mural being painted at the Longwood Visual Art Center and view the illustrations from the Virginia Children’s Book Festival author/illustrator of the year, Corrine Luyken. This was an incredible experience for our aspiring educators to participate in.