We have been so privileged this week to have local author, storyteller and artist, John Kilaka. Mr Kilaka spoke to each of the library classes this week and told them how he came from a small village in Tanzania to become a world-renown artist and author. Mr Kilaka will soon have his fourth and fifth books published, and we were able to see his in-progress art work for one of the new stories.
Much to everyone’s enjoyment, John Kilaka also signed and drew pictures on our library bags.
Thank you from all of us here at IST Elementary!
This week we were privileged to have Mr John Kilaka tell us stories in library class. He told us about his new story, soon to be published, called “The Good Smell” and showed us his pen and ink drawings for the book. He also brought in a canvas he had painted and told us the story of a hunter. This story will be made into a book of short stories based on his paintings. Some grade 5 students acted out their version of his story “The Good Smell” during Friday’s assembly. It was an excellent production that showcased some very talented grade 5 actors! We also really liked Mr Kilaka signing our library bags with his fun cartoon animals.
It was so good to have Mr Kilaka come to visit us again and we look forward to having him visit us again next year!