Author Returns to the Classroom with Her New Book, Friends in the Meadow - Birds

Peggy Williams tested out her new book,Friends in the Meadow-Birds,with the first grade class at J.E. Terry Elementary in Dallas County, AL. on September 14, 2009. She introduced the hobby of birding to some very alert kids. It seems the book passed!

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September 15, 2009 Central Alabama, USA

The children's book, Friends in the Meadow - Birds, written by Peggy Williams, M.Ed., and published by AuthorHouse is becoming known around the internet. The book is in online bookstores, mentioned in blogs, book and author websites and other places like JacketFlap, Shelfari, The Reading Tub, Twitter, Facebook, and Flicker among others. It is being featured for the next several months on USA Book Reviews are beginning to come in as well and so far have been very favorable.

The goal of the author, Peggy Williams, M.Ed., is to connect children with nature while encouraging parents to be involved in nature activities as well with their children. The end result most of the time is a closer bond and relationship between parent and child brought about through the hobby of bird watching. These activities can be shared together throughout their lifetime.

As the book is making its rounds about the internet, the movement took another direction on September 14, 2009. The author presented the book to the first grade class of J. E. Terry Elementary School of Dallas County, Alabama. To demonstrate how much fun the hobby of bird watching can be Mrs. Williams shared bird photos, a real bird's nest, a bird egg shell, bookmarks and one of the activities from the website's Kidz Page as an activity to complete later in the day. The class members were full of excitement at seeing the nest and the bird egg. The children listened with interest about the facts of the birds in the book and were enthusiastic about sharing their own experiences about birds. Hands stayed in the air as they volunteered to participate in the discussion. Their teacher, Mrs. Jenny Limbaugh, has been teaching about nature and birds for several days and the children were interested in learning more. They especially liked the male Goldfinch, one of the most colorful of wild birds. One young man in the class stated he would "want to keep him".

So it seems the book passed the classroom challenge and Mrs. Limbaugh took a picture of the kids with "a real author" for their classroom scrapbook. Mrs. Williams left thankful that she was "the author that wrote a real book", as one child described her, rather than the teacher. Although the children were very well behaved, Mrs. Williams left with a deeper admiration and respect for teachers that educate our children in that special place called the classroom. Ms. Susan Morgan is the Principal of J. E. Terry Elementary School.

For more information about ordering Friends in the Meadow-Birds or scheduling an event, contact the author, Peggy Williams, M.Ed., by email at:
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By regular mail at: P.O. Box 56 Lawley, AL 36793.


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Mail: P.O. Box 56 Lawley, AL 36793


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