Sunday, March 22, 2015

Hi readers! 
     In the last blog post I said how I was going to meet a teacher from Maire Elementary School to discuss my creative writing project that I wanted to introduce to second graders. The meeting from last Wednesday went well and the teacher from the second grade class agreed to set up the project. I am planning to come in on March 30th and 31st to do the creative writing project. However, I  had to make permission slips for the kids in order to show their stories and pictures of them in my end of the year speech and project.   I have just sent the permission slip's to the teacher and this weekend I am working on fixing up my presentation to show the kids next week.  I really hope the kids learn something and remember my presentation throughout their years of creative writing.  My project is simple and impactful.  I set up a set of questions that each kid can go through every time they start to write a story that will help them create a plot and make story writing easier.  I also had an idea of showing them a picture in creating their own story based off of the one picture. This will exercise their mind on creativity as well as help them in the future for timed short story writing assessments. I'll keep in touch, wish me luck !

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Hey bloggers!
     I have some great news today!  I have just submitted four poems to a website called Rattle. I should be hearing from them in about 1 to 3 months,  just in time before school ends. My page views recently have increased each day. Thank you for reading my blog.I have also just got in contact with a second grade teacher from Maire Elementary School.  She teaches second grade. I am meeting with her on Wednesday morning to go over my idea for the creative writing project. I wanted to focus on second graders because they are at an impressionable age. I want to teach the kids the education can be fun and rewarding. If all goes well I hope to achieve a new perspective of creative writing from  children and create a lasting impression on them as well. I plan to collect their projects and showcase them along with my speech at the end of the year.  I'll keep you updated, thanks for reading!