Recently author Jeff Kurrus visited with the students of Sacred Heart Catholic School.  He shared how he writes, where he gets his ideas from for writing, and the pathways to creating interesting stories.  His recent books Have You Seen Mary? and Can You Dance Like John? were highlighted by all teachers before he arrived at our school.  These books chronical the lives of two Sand Hill Cranes with photographs from Mr. Kurrus and wildlife photographer, Mike Forsberg.

He also brought a pet turtle named Hunter.  It’s a snapping turtle!  Students learned a lot of facts about snapping turtles.  Mr. Kurrus is an author in residence at Papillon/La Vista schools in Omaha.  Learning from a real life author is always an adventure!