It’s been a busy and fun few days!  Today, I visited Ms. Baker’s kindergarten classroom!  We created some fantastic haiku together about books (we took a page from classic haiku and didn’t pay attention to the stringent syllabic rules that rule haiku these days but instead focused on “word pictures”).  The students spoke their haiku as they played the drum.  My favorites from students include Books are a boat, / the words are paddles. . . and

Books are a river, / the words are waving grasses/ growing higher. . .


Last week, I got to make book jackets with fourth graders; then there was a cozy afternoon at Poulsbo’s Liberty Bay Books (with crafts and cupcakes), and yesterday morning, I spent a couple hours with fifty sixth graders, writing poems!

So hurrah for author events!  I am humbled by the brilliance and creativity of the students with whom I meet and create!

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Thanks to Liberty Bay Books, Martin Cockroft, Jess Tameilau, and Kristin Jagodzinske for these photos!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s