Our local minor league baseball team, the St. Paul Saints, teams up with Mackin Education all summer long with a volunteer author reading a book at every Sunday home game. One day last month, I was the Reading Tree reader, and I shared Zap! Clap! Boom! The Story of a Thunderstorm. It was cloudy all morning, and a game had been rained out the day before, and I was a bit worried about bringing the actual storm! But the sun came out, all went fine, and I sat out in right field and read my book to some young baseball fans (and handed out lightning bolt tattoos). And then a Saints player also talked with the kids about the importance of reading. Very cool. Thank you, Saints and Mackin, for encouraging readers!
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[My Classroom Connections posts share a way to connect one of my books or poems to a classroom topic–often something timely that you might be covering in the next month or so. Please share this post if you have educator friends who might be interested–thanks!]