In another silver lining of a pandemic world, 6th graders were able to meet with a local children's author this afternoon.
Tracey Kyle was engaging and excited to speak with our young writers. She offered advice on becoming a published author and reminded the students that they are all writers. She told the kids to read, read, read, and to keep a writing journal as a place to write down ideas and save whatever they may find inspiring.
The students were engaged and asked a variety of questions as they looked for advice on their own children's book they are writing in class.
I can't say that there's much I like about using programs like MS Teams, but the ability to have so many young writers talk with an author in such a casual atmosphere makes me like it a whole lot more.