Category: Teachers: Fun Ideas for Your Classroom

What to Expect When You’re Expecting–a BOOK part4–First Trimester

Guess what? This Thursday blog is late because THE BABY ARRIVED!!!! Woo-hooo!!!! My apologies for those of you waiting for the next installment of the continuing saga of book-parents, but I’ve been doing a lot of cooing and oohing instead of blogging. Thank you to the amazing A-team (Amy Lennex & Audrey Mitnick) at Sleeping… Read more »

You’re invited to a (free) Author Skype/Book Party!

Deck the Walls! You’re invited to a (free) Author Skype/Book Party! September 1st is the Birthday of my new picture book, Deck the Walls (Sleeping Bear Press, illustrations Nick Ward) so get ready to party!  For the entire month of September 2013, I’m offering FREE 20+ minute Skypes with classes and schools who host a… Read more »

5 Things I LOVE about Twitter

This post is for my Twitter pals to share with colleagues who think  Twitter is about following the Biebs or curating an image when you have no life. [thank you TV sitcoms…] To my Twitter pals, the following (no pun intended –and no reference to the above photo…)  is a no-brainer.  However,  so many fellow… Read more »

Start Their New Year with Words

Use this acrostic pattern for a quick write or warm-up, a prompt or just a fun poem. Writing level may vary. I’d recommend grades 2 and up, but you may have some awesome K-1’s, or you could do it in a group. I’ve used it with ELL , middle school, high school and the results… Read more »