|me with Maddie & Jada,|
peer helpers who escorted me
from the office to gym
I remember from my first visit to this school (2017) what a loving, nurturing learning environment it provides, and I was again impressed during this visit. Students listened with interest and asked thoughtful questions -- maybe my favorite: "how does it FEEL to write books?" My first response was, "it's exhilarating!" And then I shared about how hard and frustrating it can be sometimes -- and my secret weapon for getting through writer's block. :)
Aside: I am currently in the throes of a new project, so I am not sleeping well, and yes, exhilarated, mostly.
Here's a pic with librarian Christi King, who is a delight, and so easy to work with:
|Christi King & Irene Latham|
We rounded out the day with a lunch in the library attended by a special group of eight students. We shared about our lives and enjoyed pizza, sandwiches and CAKE! I do love cake...and this one came from Edgar's Bakery, so what a treat!
Books, kids, art, cake... being a kids book creator is the Best. Job. Ever! Thank you, TIS Warriors! Hope to see you again in a couple of years. xo
|the lunch bunch - loves those smiling faces!|