World Read Aloud Day

Last Wednesday was World Read Aloud Day which is a way for authors to Skype with students. I signed up on Kate Messnerโ€™s website (link above) and four teachers/librarians emailed to connect with me for a virtual visit. I ended up reading with 3 schools in Michigan, New York, and Virginia and it was aContinue reading “World Read Aloud Day”

Reflections on a School Visit

I’ve been meaning to share this for a week but I’ve been under the weather and had a few deadlines. I love visiting schools to share ALIANA REACHES FOR THE MOON with children. It’s fun to watch them respond to the story and then talk about it afterwards. I also share a slide show withContinue reading “Reflections on a School Visit”

Six Months Later – Six Highlights

ALIANA REACHES FOR THE MOON was released on 2/19/19 (An author’s reflection in no particular order) Reconnecting with children I used to teach and their families and knowing how proud they are that I reached this goal. Being on panels and in groups which connected me with authors of distinguished status. Being part of ApollopaloozaContinue reading “Six Months Later – Six Highlights”

Why I love Social Media

More from my visit to Chicago I was a teacher and reading specialist in Chicago for ten years. My final year was full of wonderful memories of children I will never forget. I had the good fortune to work with two first graders that made every day rewarding. They were both the little sisters ofContinue reading “Why I love Social Media”

Do you believe in Karma?

I’ve always believed in putting positive energy into the world. I cheer on my friends when something wonderful happens; their joy is my joy. I try to be encouraging when they are facing challenges. Sometimes just letting someone vent or have as much time as they need to talk about what’s bothering them, is aContinue reading “Do you believe in Karma?”

National #STEM Day

A few more photos from Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum to celebrate National STEM Day! A museum made to inspire anyone who looks at the sky with wonder! My debut picture book is available for preorder! ALIANA REACHES FOR THE MOON – on Amazon and Eifrigpublishing.com Love this tribute to teaching andContinue reading “National #STEM Day”

Taking a closer look

One of my favorite things about being a mother and a teacher is how children view their world. They see things we overlook. This photo from a few days ago, demonstrates that I was not only the teacher, but the student. “I like noticing details that no one else sees.”

You can go home again

I was lucky ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ€ enough to spend a decade at a great school with fabulous colleagues, the most supportive families, and children that filled my heart every single day. I’ve been gone for 17 months but whenever I return to Chicago, a priority for me is reconnecting with the children who made getting up atContinue reading “You can go home again”