In Person School Visit

Signed copies of Aliana Reaches for the Moon

I had my first school visit on Friday after 25 months of virtual events. There is nothing more gratifying to connect with children in person. I loved reading Aliana Reaches for the Moon to each group, seeing their faces (some in masks, some not) during the story and hearing their reactions during and after the story. This will NEVER get old. I loved that so many had preordered the book for me to sign. And I loved the opportunity to share writing workshops with 3 different groups.

I’d like to add, as a former elementary teacher, there is magic that happens in a classroom. I witnessed it every day. Recently, we’ve expected teachers to adapt to virtual instruction, come back to the classroom with all the health risks involved, and face continued disrespect for the profession in general. This week is ‘Teacher Appreciation Week’ but it should be a mindset all year, not a week.

Published by authorlaurablog

I'm a reading specialist from Chicago, now living in the beauty of the Roosevelt National Forest in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. My first book "Aliana Reaches for the Moon" features a creative and curious girl who loves science, her little brother, and her very patient parents. I'm currently writing a MG novel and several picture books with STEM elements and dogs.

11 thoughts on “In Person School Visit

    1. Thank you! Yes, to all of that and it’s ridiculous that teachers are under appreciated given the importance of the work being done. It goes back to it being traditionally a job women held and the lack of pay and respect women were afforded historically.
      Ditto for nurses.
      I could give a Ted Talk.

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