4th Annual Thanksgiving Author Talk: Writing Contest 3rd Grade Winners

Bobbie Pyron, author of A DOG’S WAY HOME, THE DOGS OF WINTER, and LUCKY STRIKE, and I did a school visit at Trailside Elementary School in Park City, Utah before the Thanksgiving holiday. We hosted a writing contest for the 3rd and 5th graders and judged their entries. Today’s blog post features the 3rd grade winning and finalist entries. Each child was asked to write a Fibonacci poem about Thanksgiving, family, friends or a pet.


Congratulations to Janie who produced the winning entry!


Finalists included Ty, Lily, Brocton and Emma.

Here are their poems:





Special thanks to:

All of the kids who participated in the workshop and the teachers who supported them.

Sue Beasom, librarian extraordinaire for inviting us to her school.

Debbie Gonzales for developing the Fibonacci writing exercise.

Anjuli Turner for taking photographs.


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