You love science. You love nature. Have you thought about writing? Nature writer (and educator!) Heather Montgomery and I will be leading a workshop on science and nature writing at our regional SCBWI conference in March. This workshop will be a great introduction for writers who might want to dip their toe into science, or … Continue reading Curiosity Meets the Printed Page
I had a great day of staff development yesterday in Henry County, and some of my participants graciously agreed to be "hand models" for some activity photos that I needed. Thank you all! You did a lovely job! On a side note: the bottom picture shows the participant using an Aardvark brand paper straw. Aardvark … Continue reading Give ’em a hand
I'll be presenting tonight and tomorrow at the Tennessee Association of School Librarians. If you're coming to The Novel Conversation event tonight, I look forward to meeting you. Likewise, I can't wait to share "Curiosity Meets the Printed Page" tomorrow at 4!
One of my favorite parts of summertime is visiting with school librarians and media specialists at their conferences. I always get so many cool ideas by stepping out of my "science teacher" world and into theirs. So I can't wait to see what I learn next week. I'll also be offering a bit of science … Continue reading Summer with the School Librarians
I had a fantastic visit at Greystone Elementary this week, where media specialist Julie Richey puts on an amazing FULL WEEK of author and illustrator visits. What a gift to her students!
If you'll be in Athens tomorrow for the Georgia Children's Book Awards and Conference, I'd love to see you. I'll be presenting twice. At 1:10 I'll be doing STEAM Up-Close: Close observation, close inquiry, close reading--and my friend and non-fiction writing guru Heather L. Montgomery is going to be able to join me (room C). … Continue reading Georgia Children’s Book Awards and Conference on Children’s Literature
Suddenly, the holidays are over, and I'm gearing up for presentations again. Let me know if you'd like me to add staff development or an author visit for your school or district! January 11: Blue Springs School District, MO; Lab Class Day January 26: Jefferson City Schools, TN; Claims, Evidence, and Reasoning Workshop January 27: … Continue reading Where to Find Me This Winter
This Saturday, I'll be teaching the first of two Edible Science cooking classes at Cook's Warehouse. I am so pleased to be working with and supporting a strong, local business! Register here! From the Cook's Warehouse Catalog: Edible Science: Experiments You Can Eat Hands On for Kids (Ages 8 – 12) (8588) Your kitchen is … Continue reading Edible Science Cooking Classes at Cook’s Warehouse
It's been such a busy summer that I haven't posted about any of my work. But I would definitely be remiss if I didn't mention my upcoming appearance at the summer reading finale for the Cobb County Libraries. It's open to the public, and everyone is welcome. You can see the line-up here, and it … Continue reading Fizz, Boom, Read!
I'm looking forward to doing an all-day workshop tomorrow with Atlanta Public Schools and the West Georgia GYSTC. I've worked with APS teachers before, and hopefully I'll reconnect with some teachers I've met at shorter workshops.