Kristina loves to visit schools, kindergartens and libraries. On her visits she shares her knowledge and the process of writing and creating children’s books. Kristina also brings along her manuscripts, note books and an art activity. Everyone has a fun time!
Leading into 2017 Book Week, OLGC asked Kristina to come and speak to all students and share her stories. Kristina was great in differentiating her instructions for the different year levels and came prepared with her stories and many props for the students to use. She was able to have the junior students (Prep/ 1's) think creatively and generate ideas in response to her story Max's Magnificent Glasses and was also able to extend the senior students (Grade 5/6) to think about the different roles of the editor and author and the apply this understanding to their own writing. As a senior classroom teacher I found that Kristina's presentation has supported our literacy program and I can now easily set students tasks of being each other's editors, with students helping their peers support their writing. Kristina's visit has inspired the students in their own writing process and it was great to see Kristina sit down with two aspiring authors after her presentation and give them feedback on their narratives. The students were certainly very thankful for you one-to-one time.
Level 5/6 Teacher and Sustainability Leader
Kristina came to share her wonderful stories, The Very Long Sausage Dog and Max’s Magnificent Glasses with our playgroup at Genazzano. She captivated both children and parents with her enthusiasm, passion and amazing stories. The children loved the beautifully prepared sausage dog activity, stories and songs.
Genazzano FCJ College
I found Kristina to be very friendly and passionate about bringing the process of writing a book to life. Kristina had the students engaged throughout her interactive presentation.
Teaching & Learning Leader
An author visit from Kristina was a lovely experience for the kinder and Prep children at Xavier College Early Years. The children were given the opportunity of wearing the red glasses and drawing what they see in Kristina’s special big book. A highlight of the visit. Afterwards the students made their own glasses and there was a lot of discussion as to what they could see through them. This is a story that ignites discussion and imagination. Thank you Kristina for visiting Xavier College.
Teacher Librarian Early Years
The children of East Ivanhoe Preschool were thrilled to receive a visit from author Kristina Hally, for a presentation of her book ‘Max’s Magnificent Glasses’. Kristina not only gave a delightful reading, but also explained the roles of author and illustrator and the creative process from conceptual idea to finished publication. The visit provided an experience, which was informative, enjoyable and thought provoking for the children. Many thanks Kristina.
East Ivanhoe Preschool