Tag: writing

5 Wonderful Books for Fire Season

Sadly, Fire Season is a thing these days, and not just in California, where forest fires have names, just like hurricanes. You might live in an area turned upside down (possibly literally) by hurricane Henri or Ida, and my heart goes out to everyone affected. Where I live, we have #Caldor, #Dixie, and #Tamarack fires… Read more »

Happy TWO more weeks of Sixth Grade + One more Room 504 Poetry Blog takeover!

Hi Blog Friends–Mrs. Howard’s 6th graders are back with one more blog takeover before school is OUT! (Can I get a Woo-Hooo!???) They have come a LONG way since we first met in December: See their Blog Takeover #1: Happy Book Birthday DEAR EARTH and WRITING Takeover #2. Today they shared their amazing color poems,… Read more »

We’re Ba-ack! 4th Grade Blog Takeover–part 2 = Writing is not like Math.

Hi Again–Room 313 is back from Bainbridge Island, WA, with a few thoughts about writing, and a few poems that we wrote with Erin Dealey! That’s our teacher, Ms. Strayer (above), with two of Erin Dealey’s books. We read a bunch of them. See our last blog takeover (click here) for the reviews. This blog… Read more »

It’s a 4th Grade Blog Takeover Day = 10 Qs, Reviews, and Poetry because #WritingIsNeverWrong

Room 313 here–taking over Erin Dealey’s blog.  Hi from Bainbridge Island, WA! Before we zoomed with Erin Dealey last week and celebrated PETER EASTER FROG‘s BOOK BIRTHDAY, we read a bunch of her picture books. Here are 10 questions we had for her, and a few of our reviews: Q. 1 —from Vivian & Hannah:… Read more »

Felíz New Year, Ava Gabriela! + 4 Qs with debut #kidlit author Alexandra Alessandri + a New Year’s #Giveaway

I’m so excited to share Alexandra Alessandri’s debut picture book, Felíz New Year, Ava Gabriela! (Illus. Addy Rivera Sonda / Albert Whitman) –the PERFECT must-read for our last blog of the year.  Check out the reviews! “This gentle family story lets readers know that shyness is nothing to worry about.”―Kirkus STARRED review “The book’s vibrant… Read more »