In January, February, and March, I virtually visited some wonderful schools and students both with #KidsNeedMentors and during World-Read-Aloud-Day and Read-Across-America!
It takes work (and sometimes a bit of stress) for the teachers and librarians who arrange author visits so I need to give a shout out to Ms. Fletcher at Franklin Elementary, Ms Gray at Pleasant Grove Elementary, and Ms. Maldonado and Ms. Barcelona at Wilburn Elementary for working with me to set these visits up.
It’s so exciting to chat books and writing with kids. I honestly think if someone had told me I could write a book when I was in fourth or fifth grade, if we’d had authors visit my elementary school, I would’ve started writing a lot sooner. I hope some of these students our already writing their stories.
I had a wonderful school visit with the fourth and fifth-graders of Ocracoke School on Ocracoke Island, NC. The kids were fantastic. So were the teachers and parents – including Ms. Sundae Horn who wrote an article about the visit for the Ocracoke Current. I got to eat a delicious lunch from Eduardo’s with everyone.
Also, I was much impressed with the hearts the students made for the visit. The visit was in February around Valentine’s Day.
It was a lovely visit. I hope the kids will decide to write, write, write, and that everyone enjoyed it as much as I did.