Look who I bumped into at a school visit today in Rochester!
I have so much to share these days, and so little time to do the sharing. It’s a happy avalanche of exciting writing projects (and deadlines!), amazing school visits, new experiences, fan mail, and baseball season — but it’s an avalanche nonetheless.
Here’s a quick post. I am looking forward to tomorrow’s visit to Algonquin Middle School in Averill Park, NY.
Because they made a cake.
The school created a couple of artistic bulletin boards, too.
However, I can’t eat them.
Seriously, these little touches make a difference . . . for me and for the students. They communicate excitement, anticipation, hospitality, and class. Thank you, much appreciated. Like I’ve said before: Authors don’t do school visits, it’s schools that do author visits.
I’m very sorry that I cannot for the life of me remember which school gave me this wonderful material. I know that Ms. Harmon, the media specialist, was the driving force behind much of it.
Authors are so lucky when a school — and no, it’s never a school, the building, but a few dedicated professionals — supports an author visit by generating enthusiasm days and weeks ahead of schedule. Teaching is energy transferred. I truly believe that. Just as I’ve said before, that authors don’t do school visits . . . schools do author visits.
Check it out. Again and again I ask, “How lucky am I?”