Life is made up of small moments that more than likely give us butterflies. I encourage teachers and librarians to make butterfly moment bulletin boards or hanging installations! Record the small moments--good or bad--that you and your students have gone through. Start of a new school year? Chorus concert? Soccer goal? Recital fail? Nervous about a test? Excited about a new book, a new friend, a new sibling? Not so excited about it? You'll be surprised at how quickly these moments turn into poetry. Share it all with the hashtag #butterflymoments and tag me! I will choose one #butterflymoment a week to feature across social media and the winning classroom will get a Skype visit with me!
(Share your butterfly moments
on Instagram and Twitter!)
I would love to present to your group.
Starring Jules is just right for first through third grade.
Izzy Kline Has Butterflies is wonderful for classroom visits and small moments writing workshops for third through sixth grade.
The Cure for Cold Feet is just right for 4th-6th-grade classrooms and especially for poetry and language projects. Both Izzy novels are perfect for mother-daughter book clubs and Girl Scout Troops, too! Ask me about a Skype visit for your next book club meeting!
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info!
In the meantime, check this awesome Starring Jules Classroom Guide for some creative ideas for using Jules in your classroom.
And watch this space for a teaching guide for using the Izzy Kline books as mentor texts in your classroom!