ALA 2010

I kept introducing myself as a writer and teacher, but really, my badge for ALA 2010 should have read MELISSA THOMSON: FANGIRL. Let’s be honest. I was there on a mission to meet some of my most favorite authors. AND I DID! First, on Saturday afternoon, I met Laurie Halse Anderson. !!!!!!! But I was […]

Summer! Sort of.

Hello, blog. It’s been a while. And that’s all I’ll say about that. Even though the school year is over, my summer hasn’t officially started yet. I’m participating in a curriculum institute, where we’re working on writing new curriculum units for all subjects. It’s a pretty interesting opportunity to create changes I’ve wanted to see…and […]

My dog blogs more than I do.

It’s true. I am a terrible blogger. I think it’s because I let so much time lapse between posts that I feel like I have SO MUCH backlogged information to share! But I really don’t. It’s just school, TV, dog park, lather, rinse, repeat. But just for kicks, here are some mundane anecdotes and book-related […]

Some updates, in no particular order: 1. I (We) got a dog! Her name is Belby. She’s part beagle, part feist. I think I talk about her too much at school, because on a visit to the Nature Center the other day, the Nature Center lady asked my students for examples of mammals, and one […]

Chronicles of a NEWBEA

One of the words on the spelling bee last night was DEIPNOSOPHIST, which means “one skilled in table talk.” I am not a deipnosophist. I should get that printed on a t-shirt for the remainder of BEA. Or I should just get one that says, “SOCIALLY AWKWARD, BUT HARMLESS.” I will never be able to […]