Every year, I look forward to participating in several of Susanna Leonard Hill's writing contests. She has tough rules and FANTASTIC prizes, plus it's a fun way to stretch my brain... and my imagination! This year's Guilty Valentine Story Contest was a hard one for me. I struggle. I stumbled, and... I gave up a few times. … Continue reading It’s Contest Time!
Have you had a chance to read about my latest, most-favoritest character: Nerdy Birdy? If you haven't: Run to the nearest bookstore and... Sign on to your local library account and... Head on over to Amazon and... Do whatever you have to do and... ... get your hands on the funniest books I've seen in … Continue reading Nerdy Birdy Has Won My Heart!
It's been a busy few months, but I can't let the school year come to an end without letting you know how proud I am of the 4th and 5th grade students from Cabarrus, Catawba, Iredell, Forsyth, and Mecklenburg counties who participated in their county and/or state Fire and Life Safety Bowls. These students studied … Continue reading Safey Bowl Sparks Children’s Writing
3rd month of the year and the 3rd writing challenge! So happy about that. Vivian Kirkfield's #50PreciousWords Writing Contest has been a lot of fun. Kirkfield created this writing challenge in 2016 to honor Seuss! This year was tough! I didn't get inspired like I did last year. I sat and I sat. I scribbled. … Continue reading I Love a Challenge! #50PreciousWords
Yay! Today is here. It's World Read Aloud Day! And just what are you doing to celebrate? If you don't know, this site gives you a few ideas. Here are a few of mine: Drop by the library and pick up a book (any children's book) and just remember what it was like to be … Continue reading World Read Aloud Day — Feb. 1, 2018
Go ahead and test change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. Remember: Working Alarms SAVE Lives!
In keeping with tradition, I'm participating in Susanna Leonard Hill 7th Annual Halloweensie Writing Contest! Here's the first story for you. I'm hoping to generate another before the day is over! Hope you enjoy my first >100 word story using some form of the words: Candy Corn, Monster, and Shadow. WAREWOLF'S SPOOKTACULAR HALLOWEEN PARTY Ghosts and … Continue reading Halloween Is Here – Time for Spooky Stories!
Has Fire Prevention Week peaked your interest about fire safety? If so, here are a few helpful pieces of safety information. In today's residential fires, fire and deadly smoke spread quickly. You may have only a few minutes to escape from a burning home. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has a helpful infographic that … Continue reading Fire Prevention Week
It's October and you know what that means... FIRE PREVENTION WEEK/MONTH! Fire Prevention Week is the week of October 9th which commemorates the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. While it is considered Fire Prevention WEEK, most fire departments promote fire prevention efforts all month long. So, what can you do this month to make sure … Continue reading Fire Prevention Week/Month 2017