My friend Toni Buzzeo is offering a great giveaway for PreK and Kindergarten teachers!
You might just have an Adventure Annie in your classroom. You know the type. She bolts through your classroom door full of kinetic energy and ready to take on any adventure that comes her way…but maybe not quite ready to listen and follow those classroom rules without guidance.
Enter to Win this perfect read aloud for the ‘getting to know you (and the rules)’ first month of school. The book will come packed in a backpack of school supplies (as Annie always has a backpack packed for adventure).
In a 10/8/10 random drawing of Kindergarten and Pre-K teachers who register on this website, Toni Buzzeo, the author of the Adventure Annie picture book series (Dial Book for Young Readers), is giving away ten backpacks stuffed with Adventure Annie Goes to Kindergarten as well as her professional book, ABC, Read to Me.
Enter here: http://www.tonibuzzeo.com/aa_giveaway.html
Okay, I haven’t blogged in over a week. Even missed my dogs and writing Wednesday. So I thought I would at least just pop over for a quick Friday Five.
#1 Today is the last day to vote for which books will land in a box of Cheerios. They will pick 5 from this list and I have two friends I would love you to vote for: Toni Buzzeo and No T Rex in the Library and Liz Scalon for All the http://promo.simonandschuster.com/cheerios-poll/poll.php You have to page through the poll to see all the books listed.
#2 The reason I haven’t been blogging is because I am bogged down but bogged down in life goodness. I am taking a class via Media Bistro online with the wonderful editor Jill Santapolo. My classmates are sharp, savvy, excellent writers and everyone is turning in 10 pages a week.
#3 The reason I am bogged down is because I have to WRITE 10 new pages a week. I’m working on Flyboy. The feedback from Jill and my smart and talented classmates is pushing me farther into the story than I’ve ever been which is good, even if is turning me upside down and inside out.
#4 And after I write those 10 new pages a week I need to critque my classmates new 10 pages and there are 15 of us in the class. Uhm, yes, that means I should be reading and critiquing 140 pages a week. I am behind.
#5 As a result of all this I am trying to write an outline for Flyboy. I ahve never written an outline for a novel in my life. I am sure it is a good thing because it is showing me how messed up my middle is. On top of THAT, this book is turning into a mystery and I am having a really hard time planting clues and misdirections. REALLY HARD TIME.
I have now reached the point where I am really confused as to what my book is about anymore. Sigh.
Happy Friday, everyone.