Category: Writers in the Schools

It’s a Book Trailer Premiere!

I’m so excited that Mr. Schu at Watch. Connect. Read. premiered the book trailer yesterday for If You Want to Knit Some Mittens! Please go check it out:>) I’m embarrassed to say how long it took me to put this video together–and that’s with someone ELSE knitting the actual mittens

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Author Visit at Rogers Elementary

I had three awesome school visits in February, and each one was a pleasure. But I’m going to share a few pictures from the last one, which was at Rogers Elementary School in Rogers, Minnesota. Holly Dragisich, the media specialist and school librarian, organized my three-day visit. The unusual thing

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School Visits in February

I had 2 fabulous school visits in February and wanted to share a few pictures. If you only click on one photo, do the white poem on green background paper in the first gallery–the student poem “Things to Do if You Are a Valentine’s Card.” I am in love with

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Writing Poetry with Third Graders

I had the best time at Pinewood Elementary last month. I got to spend two days there, which means that, in addition to two large-group presentations, I did writing workshops with each third-grade class. Love! The staff was amazing and enthusiastic, and the students were incredible. We had the best

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Artwork at Knapp Elementary

Literacy Night at Knapp

Last night, I visited Knapp Elementary School in Knapp, Wisconsin, for a literacy celebration. It was easy to see Principal Kristin Humphrey is a reading specialist by training–books are celebrated everywhere in the school! I especially loved these displays of artwork related to my book A ROCK CAN BE… The

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Thankful for Librarians

Last week, I visited Plainview Library (southern MN), and I had a wonderful time meeting Meg Curtiss, a children’s librarian who so naturally connects with kids. She’s doing awesome things for both the public library and (as a volunteer) the local school library. We celebrated the messiness of creativity and

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LeRoy

A Library and School Visit to Southern Minnesota

Back during Poetry Month, I had a lovely overnight visit to southern Minnesota for an evening event at the Lanesboro Public Library and then a school visit at LeRoy Elementary the next morning. (Here’s an article in the local paper. Thanks, Charlie Warner!) It’s agricultural country down there and Amish

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