It's always a delight for avid young readers to meet the author of the book they are enjoying. On April 7, 2022, our Grade 3/4 class met the author of "The Dolphin Way", Margaret Grillie Fraser, on Teams. The class has been reading two chapters of her book each week and completing one activity from the Literature Circle as well as having class discussions. The book is about the travels of Mattie the dolphin and the stories are meant to fill the readers with awe of the magic that occurs in nature and the universe around us. Life lessons and the use of critical and creative thinking skills and problem solving can be found throughout the book.
The class had a Q & A with the author who is a retired teacher living in Hamilton. She first became fascinated with dolphins during a trip to the worlds largest natural aquarium in Mexico. Both Ms. Fraser and the Grade 3/4 students found their brief interactions on Teams to be a most satisfying learning experience.