Meet a remarkable writer

February 4, 2016 at 4:42 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

thumb_2016-02-04 12.42.54_1024Meet the remarkable Madeline Painter, from Grade 3 SAIS. It was my great honour to meet her myself today, for her work is some of the most talented writing I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading! Take a look at the Results of my Hair-Raising Halloween Poetry Competition (see the tabs for Clever Competitions 2015/2016 at the right) to see for yourself! I had the chance to chat to Madeline to find out what she does in her spare time and guess what? She reads LOTS of books. She does play the occasional digital game, but only maybe once every couple of days for just an hour. Now that’s what I call smart! Keep up the fabulous work Madeline!

Goodbye SAIS – and Thank You!

February 4, 2016 at 4:31 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

A very fond farewell to my friends at Stamford American International School. I’ve had so much fun seeing you all again, and working with the fabulous Grade Fives! I especially enjoyed my time with the nine individual classes, with my How to Write a Riveting Story and Books are a Brain’s Best Friend workshops! You are such great readers, I just know that you’ll all be great writers …and I can’t wait to receive your entries in my current Clever Competition (see page above)! Please make sure to use those Story Planning Sheets before you write those first drafts, and see how easy it is to write a truly riveting story! It was also very rewarding to work with the parents, and teachers from throughout primary school, in my workshops about How to Create Bookworms in the Digital Age, and How to Create Literate, Literary Writers in the Digital Age – thank you for your very warm reception! The biggest thank you of all is to the marvellous Kim Klein, a truly dedicated, extremely hard-working librarian, for hosting me so warmly and well! I hope to see you all again soon!

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