In the current political reality (as fictional as it may seem) it’s amazing to think some people still care about literacy, but I know a lot of good people at schools who do. And I will be speaking at my first school event for the year this evening. It’s a literacy night at a primary school.
I’ve done a dozen of thee specifics type of events and you never know what to expect. How many people show up, and of course with the weather in Oregon it might rain at 3, snow at 4, hail storm at 5 and who knows what at 6. So people may be hesitant to head out to events.
As some of you know from contacting me I limit school visits to 5 a year. But this year – because of the depressing weather and the current state of political discourse in the country, I was happy to schedule as many as I could. I need to get out more!
This lead to my current predicament where for the next two months, I am busy indeed.
I’m always nervous at the start of the ‘school visit season’. I revise and update my presentations, cutting material that students didn’t respond to the previous year, adding new books and new ideas I have come across and changing up the materials I bring along to share. But when I wake-up the morning of the ‘first’ school event for the year, I feel a lot like I’m 9 years old and it’s the first day of school.
I’m excited to see the students and meet the teachers and talk about books, and visual story telling. Time to create some reality instead of absorbing each days ‘news’.