Whew! What a busy spring this is turning out to be! Hope you are enjoying the warmer weather, the blooming flowers and trees and all the activities that come with being outside once again. … Continue reading Greater Cabarrus Reading Assocation (GCRA) Mini-Conference 4/1/17
Spring is here and the weather is getting warmer. For our area of North Carolina, Spring break is just around the corner. When you are out and about, make sure your family is following sun safety tips: SLIP on a t-shirt that will keep shoulders covered. SLOP on sunscreen. (min. SPF 30 with high/broad-spectrum UVA … Continue reading Sun Safety Information
Source: Rhyme Revolution 2017 Badge There's still time to join Angie Karcher and Rhyme Revolution 2017! It's gonna be a great month! Let me know if you join so that we can be accountability partners for the month!
I'm very excited to acknowledge my dear friend Marsha Giesler on her latest award. She has recently earned the 2017 Dr. Anne W. Phillips A ward for Leadership in the Fire Service. I'm so proud of her for all of her accomplishments. If you have had the opportunity to work with her, I'm sure you know … Continue reading Join Me in Congratulating Marsha Giesler on Her Latest Award!
Who is going to join me for Rhyme Revolution 2017? Registration is now open! Source: Rhyme Revolution 2017 Registration
I wanted to share some resources that I've found helpful in community education. If you see something that I need to add to the list, please let me know. I'll update the list from time to time. Let me know what works for you! I can't wait to here! Illinois Resource List
Source: A Writing Contest from Alexandria LaFaye
Brian Kelly, Onslow County Fire Marshal, and I started a mission two years ago to put fire helmets and safety my stories in Onslow County elementary schools and select preschools. In 2015, we visited elementary schools and select preschools and presented them with fire helmets and copies of What Should Daisy Do. Kelly hosted a … Continue reading Blown Away as Safety Books Make Local News in Onslow County, NC
I'm so excited that it's time for the 2nd writing challenge I'm participating in this year. In honor of Dr. Seuss and his many contributions to children's literature, Vivian Kirkfield challenges kidlit writers to create children's stories using 50 words or less. Here's the first #50PRECIOUSWORDS story I've done. It's a re-write of a short … Continue reading The 2nd annual #50PRECIOUSWORDS Writing Challenge by Vivian Kirkfield
Dr. Seuss inspired great story-telling and imagination with his amazing characters and nonsensical words. His books still make reading fun for all ages. In honor of his birthday this coming Thursday, let's spend this week going through our book cases and finding books that we can share, share, share! Now, I'm not telling you to … Continue reading In Honor of Dr. Seuss – Share a Book!