READERS WORKSHOP

posted Jan 8, 2015, 11:56 AM by Leslie LaRose
We were very fortunate to have Chris Nihmey at our school on Wednesday, January 7th to speak with our students and staff about reading and the writing process.

Chris Nihmey was born in Ottawa, Canada in 1973. He attended Holy Family Catholic Elementary, and continued at St. Patrick’s High School, graduating in 1992. He then attended The University of Western Ontario in London, Canada, from 1992 to 1997, and received a Bachelor Degree in Kinesiology and Psychology, graduating with Honours, and on the Dean’s List. He followed with a Bachelor of Education at the University of Ottawa.
Chris co-authored two national bestselling children’s novels in a series titled A Quarter Past Three, the story of a boy and girl who are lost in time. Their adventures take them to many different time periods, where the reader learns what it was like to live in that historical period. To make it home, they must find magical doors which appear at exactly “a quarter past three”; missing a door on any trip, would leave them lost in time forever. 
Students and staff at DFJ enjoyed his presentation especially his sense of humour and you could hear a pin drop as the students listened and learned about the joys of reading and the writing process.
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