“I want to teach my little brother how to write so that his story can be on TV too.”

- Anonymous, Third Grade Student, Drake Elementary

There’s a warm feeling inside knowing that there are those (WCIU) who can influence kids by doing the “Write Thing” in the right way. You celebrate children’s voices and minds. You encourage them in ways that schools sometimes have a difficult time figuring out how to do. And you provide a venue for educators to learn and think about how to provide and promote writing instruction. I want to personally thank you and WCIU for taking on this initiative and hope that this will be a program available for a very long time.

- Susan Kajiwara-Ansai, Area 9 Reading Coach, Chicago Public Schools

“Hi this is Jasmine. I really liked the show. It was very cute! Green Screen Adventures rocks! Thank you. Love, Jasmine.”

- Jasmine, Fifth Grade Student, Peck Elementary

I think Green Screen Adventures is a helpful TV program for a kid.

- Tori, Student, Viewer

We are all so excited here in the Chavarria household!!!

- Chavarria Family, Family of Larissa, Valparaiso, Indiana

I watched it online and was VERY pleased. I felt that you did it justice by showing her artwork and commenting on it also. It was a good project and she is an incredible writer. Thanks again. It has been wonderful working with Green Screen Adventures. I will be retiring in June but hope to send you some more student work before then. Keep up the good work.

- Mary, Teacher of Lisa

“Teachers have said that it is a wonderful opportunity for students to have their work showcased. We are delighted that writing is given such prominence – the television is a terrific vehicle. Students are taking more pride in their writing and want to produce more writing… poetry, narrative, etc.”

- Donna Soukup, Lead Literacy Teacher, Abbott Elementary, Chicago Public Schools

I thought you guys did a four star job. I especially loved the comic writing that transitioned some of Ian’s abrupt plot changes. The extra dialog that was written is extremely funny without changing the theme of the original story. The acting was very funny with great comic timing, keeping kids and adults entertained. I also enjoyed the observations on the book’s artwork. I also liked how the characters reading the book became characters in the story. I appreciated some of the small details like how the family picture in the book was framed in the bunnies’ home. Overall I thought it was an excellent interpretation of “The Bunny who could Not Hop”.

Ian was quite overwhelmed; he had to leave the room a couple times during his first viewing, which is what he does when he is extremely excited about something. I can give you a better comment from him after he digests it more. He has been quite excited ever since his class viewed the production stills in class. The idea that his story was being turned into a movie has generated much inspiration for him to write more. It has also generated inspiration in his classmates, many of them are writing stories now. The concept of turning kids’ writing into movies is an excellent one.

Keep up the great work.

- John, Parent of Ian, Gray Elementary; Chicago, Illinois

“Thank you for making my book into a TV show. I liked the way you held my book at the beginning and talked about different ways I illustrated my book. Seeing and listening to my story was cool. I shared it with my cousins (I talked about them in my about the author page). You read that I liked hanging out with my cousins and they were there with me when I watched it on the computer! They laughed.

Thank you for making my book.”

- Samantha, Second Grade Student, Kellogg Elementary

I like the show and I think it is a good idea to let the kids write stuff on the computer and send it in to you. That is very good and I have seen the show today about the littering and that was a very good story.

- Hailey, Student, Viewer