Wednesday, September 4, 2013

back in the saddle

This summer has been a great time – lots of cycling – lots of relaxing – lots of fun.
But, it’s time to get back to work and to dust off this blog. I promise to try and keep more up to date and not let Facebook keep me away from here.

Sara and I are so looking forward to getting back into the classroom – we’ve already done some work with teachers in San Antonio –  and now we are planning our return to classroom.

smallbearI will have a new collection of poems under my wing – A Bear in the Kitchen – takes some of my previously published stuff and mixes in some new will be out in conjunction with Red Giant Books.

I’ve also got some new kids stuff that came out in the Poetry Friday anthologies  edited by Janet Wong and Sylvia Vardell with more forthcoming in Silvia and Janet's Poetry Friday STEM collection.

We also have a new teacher resource coming out from the fine folks at Corwin Press. High Impact Writing Clinics – is a collection of twenty lessons aimed at the teacher looking to improve literacy and writing while still nodding to the CCSS. We even have a Facebook page – swing by and give us a thumbs up if you are so inclined.

But most exciting of all – is we are going to Africa!

Sara and I will be visiting schools in Zimbabwe, Nigeria and Ghana and also presenting at the AISA conference (African International School Association). We couldn’t be looking more forward to this.

We take off at the end of the month and spend just about four weeks on the continent – so stay tuned for more poetic adventures.

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