It’s time for What’s Up Wednesday, in which I share 5 miscellaneous things from the previous week!
- I’m in March Madness Poetry, and voting is now (I think). Please check out my matchup–and all the others, too–and cast votes for your favorites!
- I’m offering a monthly e-newsletter specifically for writers and another one specifically for educators. Sign up by clicking on the link in the right sidebar or by clicking here. Please share the link if you know teachers or writers who might be interested. Thanks!
- During a weeklong school visit, we had a snow day! Talk about throwing a schedule into disarray. But the staff was great and we re-organized and I got to work with every student still. A little crazy, but we did it!
- I am loving podcasts (and the free Big Fresh Newsletter) from Choice Literacy. For many of us kids’ writers, schools are the conduit to our readers. Understanding education a bit better helps me connect with educators and, even more importantly, helps me connect my books with educators.
- Last Thursday night, to cap off that weeklong school visit, I spoke about improving reading fluency at Parent Night. For. Forty. Five. Minutes. It’s tough to engage both parents and kids and deliver serious content at the same time. Ack! And I think I broke the sound system by howling and barking too loudly when we were demonstrating the fun of sound effects. (hanging head in shame)
I hope you had a great week! Care to share a highlight or lowlight or what you’re working on? I’d love to hear!