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Tuesday, 5 February 2013

1st School Reading a Success!

Me reading about slurping spaghetti.

I did it.

My very first school reading of Spaghetti is NOT a Finger Food and Other Life Lessons.

And I didn't faint, stumble on the way to the podium, or forget how to read English. (Although my vision did blur a few times. I was nervous, after all.)

My inaugural school visit was extra special as it was at Linden Meadows; the school where I am lucky enough to work. 

The sweetest moment of speaking to the entire K-grade 8 school? When the kids spontaneously began clapping to the book trailer. I bopped along with them and that bouncing meatball, feeling like I was the queen of the school.  I felt a lot like Connor, in Spaghetti, when he becomes the King of Robert H. Crane School.



Coolest Friday, ever.



4 comments:

  1. Congratulations, Jodi. It sounds like you did an incredible job, connecting with those children. I applaud your maiden voyage. Keep in mind that it will get easier each and every time. You have a great story with an important message to share, so keep moving, onward and upward. :)

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    1. Thanks for the encouraging words, Julia. My next visit is on the 11th for all the grade 3's at my youngest daughter's school. 70 kids will be a breeze in comparison to 500!

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  2. Yay for you! This was your first of many, I'm sure! I loved the trailer. How did you do that? Deets! I want to know and learn this. Soon! Ha!
    I read WILLOW (my YA novel that isn't pubbed yet) to a group of fifth graders and it was awesome fun! Loved their questions and interest. It made me feel like a real author.
    Thanks for sharing your day with us.
    Michelle

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    1. Actually Kite Reader who developed the eBook also designed the trailer. I have no clue how they did it, but it is pretty swanky.

      And you are a REAL author, btw! It all counts.

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