Izzie the Inchworm's First Day of School
Izzie the Shy Inchworm’s First Day of School tells of a shy, little inchworm’s first day at a new school. She is very talented in math….what better subject for an inchworm? Her grandmother tries to reassure and calm her, but Izzie has her doubts and is afraid of the other students and fitting in. The day begins with a rough start. At the end of the day Izzie has new friends and believes in herself. Children beginning pre-school, kindergarten or a new school will be able to identify with Izzie. Izzie and her friends provide important lessons on shyness, friendship and character building. This book also provides an opening for a discussion on bullying.
About Viki Heagy (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Author)
Viki Doyle Heagy is a loving wife, mother and grandmother from western Pennsylvania. When her children attended CCD at St Cecilia Catholic Church, she became a catechist. Viki taught fifth and seventh grade CCD for 6 years. She enjoyed planting seeds of faith and being a positive influence on the youth of the parish. She has been blessed to see those seeds grow and blossom in the children she taught.
Presently, Viki works full time at the Community College of Beaver County. She is an alumnus having associate degrees in Business Administration and Humanities.
Viki believes reading to children is the best gift you can give them. It opens up a new world of adventure and knowledge. Stories should be fun and teach a lesson. A favorite quote of Viki’s is attributed to Albert Einstein. He said “If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”
Through her writing, she hopes to make a difference in the lives of children. Faith and family are her top priorities. Several of her reflections have been posted on Catholic365.com