Schedule for Abe Lincoln's America by Homer S. Sewell III
If you have booked an all-day visit with ABE, this will be the schedule. If you have booked a half-day program please follow this schedule up to lunch time. Change times if you are having ABE in the afternoon
Please do not make any changes to this schedule except perhaps the times. The grade levels and amounts of time per assembly is based on 36 years of experience. This schedule is geared for elementary schools (K-5) so if you are a middle or high school, please call us to discuss a visit with you.
Please have the following arranged for ahead of time:
- PA system
- cassette player
- glass of water
The day's schedule will be as follows:
Abe will be in front of the school to greet students as they arrive.
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM Main assembly for grades 3 & up (1 hour)
9:45 AM to 10:05 AM Assembly for K & 1st classes (15 to 20 minutes)
10:15 AM to 10:45 AM Assembly for all second graders (30 minutes)
may be grouped with Main Assembly if after January
••• end of half-day program •••
11:00 AM to Noon Lunch time with Abe
Students who have learned the Gettysburg Address get to eat with ABE. If you have afternoon K please give Abe 15 minutes with them sometime and if you have Pre-K classes, Abe will stop by their classroom for a short visit.
12:15 PM to 1:00 PM Mini-assembly with all grade 3 for more info and Q & A (in media center)
1:10 PM to 1:55 PM Mini-assembly with all grade 4 for more info and Q & A (in media center)
2:05 PM to 2:50 PM Mini-assembly with all grade 5 for more info and Q & A (in media center)
If you have grade 6, please group them with 5th and try to keep these Q & A sessions at least 45 minutes long.
School dismissal: ABE will be in front of school to say good-bye to students as they get in cars and on buses
Abe will autograph his book during the afternoon Q & A sessions for students and teachers who want to buy them and we will make time during the Q&A sessions for those who wish to visit the (optional) Abe's Store.
If your school is not set up with these grades, please call us and we will be happy to discuss a schedule which will work for you.
Since Abe talks to your students about staying away from drugs and about self-esteem, this program qualifies for any drug-free funding you have available. You may also seek corporate sponsors to pay for Abe's visit.
Please encourage your students to bring cameras for photo opportunities and be sure you have alerted the media about Abe's visit.
Abe looks forward to visiting your school! HONEST!