November blog update, made it in with a narrow margin! It's almost December, and the skies are looking like snow.
I was recently asked where an educator could find information, and/or, learning lessons to teach poetry to children. The Academy of American Poets, for which I am a member, has played an integral part for over fifty years in helping teachers bring poetry into their classrooms. They in fact developed the first Poets in the Schools program in the 1960's. Today, one may find free lesson plans and activities to help K-12 teachers bring the art of poetry into the classrooms. Many teachers are taking advantage of incorporting poetry into their classes no matter the subject. "The poet is the conscience that makes us think critically of our past, present, and future" stated Eric Contreras Assistant Superintendent, of the NYC Department of Education, who discussed how poetry can be used in history class. You can find information for teachers on poetry.org.
I had a fun filled afternoon with many other talented writers at the Book Buzz signing at the Pybus Market in Wenatchee, WA. There was a great line up of various genre, and a successful day was had by all. Such a fun place to have a signing.
Of course I got in some grandchild time since you've last heard from me.
My third collection of poetry is making progress! Poems have been selected, it's currently being edited, and cover design will begin soon. I'm asked all the time what the title is.... wanna know? Well do ya? Wait for it, wait for it..... I can't tell you that because I don't know haha. Tossing around a few ideas and narrowing it down, but you'll know when I do. :)
Until next time may peace and happiness be with you.