"In the Know" Weekly Newsletter - The International School

Rosemary Wells Visit

        Thank you to the TIS community for a successful author visit last Friday! Award-winning author/illustrator Rosemary Wells delighted kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade classes with her “Young Artists Workshop.”  Not only did audience members get an inside view of an artist’s studio, they also got to see slides of Rosemary Wells’s six-year-old granddaughter using the same supplies and techniques, reminding students that we are all talented, capable, creative artists.  In fact, students were so inspired many returned to class and began creating their own books!

            In addition to exploring art, Rosemary Wells’ presentation also touched on writing, science, history, music, and world cultures.   She has traveled the globe giving presentations at IB schools, but The International School was the first IB school she’s visited in the United States!  About TIS, Mrs. Wells said, "This is by far the best school I have ever been to in The United States. Your dedication to language learning is amazing and every child should have an education like the one you provide the kids."  We hope to have Rosemary return in the future to offer her “Young Writers Workshop” to 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades, as well as to invite other guest authors and storytellers.  In the meantime, we'll continue to inspire the budding writers and artists right here at The International School!

Photo by Akiko Grimm