Jan 042019
 

I love school visits. Since so many schools cannot afford author visits and as an author, I have to take off from writing, change out of my PJs and travel to a school. I still do that because I love kids. But due to the great work of the Nepris team, I can stay in my PJs (from the waist down) and my fuzzy slippers. I take 30 to 45 minutes and speak to classrooms across the country. One day, I play “Verb Ball” (a game from my book, Teach Writing Without a Pencil) with 5 classrooms at once. I’ve played “Similes Around the World” game with students in Chicago and Washington State. I’ve sung “Deep in the Heart of Texas” with Kindergarteners in Texas.

Monday I’ll be speaking to 20 librarians/media techs in California–a children author’s dream. It is also an honor since Nepris asked me to do this session.

Sep 182018
 
Celebrate Constitution Week

Celebrate Constitution Week!  Each day do one activity or read one story about our Framers(those who saw the vision for a Constitutional Republic  and sacrificed their wealth and life to make if happen.   Celebrate the world’s oldest Constitution still in use!!

Jun 242018
 
June 25- 29, 2018 Fun, Free History for Kids

        Award-Winning Constitution Camp 4 Kids Fun, Family and Free June 25-29, 2018 Near downtown Granbury Notice the change of the times: 8:45-noon. Registration www.ConstitutionCamp.org Compared to other nations, the United States is young. But at 230 years, our Constitution is by far the longest lasting constitution in human history. More importantly, [read more…]

Dec 022017
 
Fun with Texas Songs

Fun with Sommer Elementary 2nd Grade and their teacher Sue Beardsley. The best part is when the 2nd-graders sing. I talked about “The Yellow Rose of Texas” and “Deep in the Heart of Texas” and of course–my books and writing games.  Nepris did an amazing job of filtering my wrinkles and cutting mistakes. Texas Songs [read more…]

Nov 042017
 
Great Time at Acton Elementary

There’s not many times that I’ve been more proud. Imagine being me–the youngest of eight, daughter of a share-cropper, dyslexic me–telling kids about how to be an author/editor. Then 5 kids run up after the talk with huge smiles saying, “I’m dyslexic!” An echo of “me too” bouncing around between them.   Talking to the [read more…]