Dr. Seuss’s Read Across America Day for Paso Robles Elementary Schools

/ February 24, 2021

The city of Paso Robles, California, will be receiving a fun and engaging author led visit by Lisa Caprelli, who will be speaking to two schools virtually as part of her World Read Across America Tour. Joining author Lisa Caprelli in this lively presentation before Virginia Peterson and Kermit King Elementary Schools will be 12-year-old child actress and singer, Emily Isabel!

Unicorn Jazz & Paso Robles Elementary Schools Author Visit

Paso Robles Elementary Schools Read Across America

Paso Robles is a city in San Luis Obispo County and is currently home to over 25,000 residents. The area is historically known for its hot springs and crop production, namely olive oil, almonds, wheat, barley, and many fruit and nut orchards.

Incorporated as a city in 1889, Paso Robles began rising as a tourist attraction two years later upon the completion of its historic El Paso de Robles Hotel in 1891. In the beginning of the 20th century, the hotel became widely known for being visited by many popular contemporary stars, including Jack Dempsey the boxing champion, former President Theodore Roosevelt, actors Douglas Fairbanks, Bob Hope, and Clark Gable, and even Polish pianist, composer, and politician during the first World War, Ignace Paderewski.

Since 2008, the city of Paso Robles has been host to the annual Wine Vine Run, a local tradition of a half marathon and 5k foot race used to benefit High School youth sports programs in the area.

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Unicorn Jazz & Paso Robles Joint Schools Author Visit

We at Unicorn Jazz are so excited to be joining not only one, but two schools on March 2, 2021, for the official World Read Across America Day annual celebration – The Joint Unified Elementary Schools of Virginia Peterson and Kermit King, where Lisa Caprelli, award-winning author of the children’s Unicorn Jazz stories and songs will be presenting before elementary grade students of all levels in two sessions virtually!

Virginia Peterson Elementary is home to the Pandas and is a school that offers students the opportunity in the arts, including dance, music, athletics, and various school clubs. Its goal is to reach a connection among the school community that ensures the success of each and every student.

Fun fact: The school is named after the city’s first female principal. Virginia Peterson fulfilled that milestone in 1965 and held the position for nearly 15 years up until 1979.

Kermit King Elementary School is home of the Frogs and is committed to helping every student discover their unique and individual talents. Its goal is to establish an environment of lifelong learning for its students so that they can be responsible, positive, and encouraging leaders in their community.

Fun fact: The school is named after a local educator who moved to Paso Robles in 1937. After teaching many subjects throughout his teaching career, Kermit King eventually went on to become a local vice-principal, then ultimately the principal of the Glenn Speck School.

We at Unicorn Jazz look forward to meeting with the students of these two schools as they share a joint unified mission for its students that reflects the morals found in our children’s stories – where integrity, innovation, and continual improvement are the core values of their curriculum. More importantly, these schools share a message of creating a healthy learning environment where students can be their best selves in all areas of life: socially, emotionally, and academically.

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Coloring Page Contest – Woo-hoo!

Teachers, please share with your students.  Have them or you download the free printables at UnicornJazz.com/FreeColoringPages 

  • Students to color any ONE page from the Unicorn Jazz Coloring Pages free packet.
  • Teachers to submit one coloring page per classroom to be entered into one final contest.
  • 5 Lucky Winners (students) will each receive an autographed Unicorn Jazz hardcover for the student who is selected and the Teacher’s classroom that the student is currently in. (So that makes 10 Winners Total!)
  • Deadline to submit to each classroom by student is Monday, March 12, 2021.
  • Winners to be selected by school educator choice and submit to author Lisa Caprelli by March 16, 2021.  The books will be mailed to our school by April 2, 2021.

Fun Facts about Paso Robles, CA

  • The full name of the city is “El Paso de Robles”, which means “The Pass of the Oaks” in Spanish.
  • For a time, Paso Robles was nicknamed the “Almond City” due to the large amount of almond and nut orchards grown and produced in the area.
  • The city was the finish line for Stage 5 of the AMGEN Tour of California in 2009 and 2011.
  • The Paso Robles Event Center is host to the California Mid-State Fair, a 12 day summer event full of various activities including music concerts, games, and rides.

Thank you Paso Robles Schools!

Emily Isabel school visit with Unicorn Jazz in El Paso, Texas

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Joining author Lisa Caprelli, in this presentation to our schools, will be 12 year old child actress and singer,  Emily Isabel!  Emily is a Broadway musical performer and starred as Brigitta in the Sound of Music Tour.

Here are some of our STEM and social emotional free educational Resources you can share now with teachers:

  1. UnicornJazz.com/Education (free curriculum download for book one social emotional learning )
  2. The Thing I Do – our newest book encourage kids to discover and share their talents and interests – click here for instant download.
  3. Bee-ing Happy Beyond the book – make your own Be Happy pages
  4. Eye See You Choosing Kindness  Social emotional packet 
  5. UnicornJazz.com/Freecoloringpages to teachers and all students
  6. Bee Happy DIY Paper bag crafts – https://unicornjazz.com/bee-happy-bee-paper-bag-puppet-diy-instructions-based-on-childrens-books/
  7. Unicorn Finger puppet – https://unicornjazz.com/unicorn-finger-puppet-diy-craft-for-teachers-or-parents/ 

Pen Pals With A Children's Book Author

Pen Pal – Elementary School Writing Opportunity With Author of Unicorn Jazz – click to participate for free!

Letter writing encourages a love of reading, writing, creating and touches upon imagination and the arts.

If your young scholar wants to get into writing (and an adult is not making them do this), then my Pen Pals With A Children’s Book Author form is for them. It’s great for children 6–12, educators, classrooms, and libraries.

Songs also available on 30+ music platforms and Also available in SPANISH! Just ask

  1. Unicorn Jazz Friendship Song
  2. The Thing I Do
  3. Dance & Sing With Me
  4. Make That Smile a Little Bit Bigger
  5. Happiness News
  6. Rainbow Song – April 2021

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How Far is Paso Robles, California from Huntington Beach, CA, the HQ of the Unicorn Jazz?

Located just about 240 miles north-west of Huntington Beach, Paso Robles is around a 4 hour and 10-minute drive from the Unicorn Jazz headquarters.

Making Geography Fun

Fun Facts about San Jacinto, California

  • San Jacinto is the Spanish name for Saint Hyacinth, the second-century martyr which the city is named after.
  • San Jacinto was the endpoint for one of the longest uninterrupted airplane flights in 1937, which departed from Moscow for a total of 6,262 miles!
  • The city of San Jacinto is home to the iconic Estudillo Mansion – a 19th century-built residence that is placed on both, National Register of Historic Places and on the California Register of Historic Resources.
  • The Estudillo Mansion served as the residence to Francisco Estudillo who was San Jancinto’s first postmaster and later became the city’s second mayor.

Thank you for your support of literacy and the joy of books and learning!

If you’d like to purchase a children’s book for your child’s library or as a gift, you can purchase any of them in paperback hardcover, ebook and Audible – on Amazon or Barnes & Noble online or ask for it at your favorite book retailer!

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