Tag: Erin Dealey

K is for Kindergarten –#kidlit pals Show and Tell

Ever wonder what your favorite authors and illustrators were like as kids? This new blog series will share kindergarten pictures of #kidlit pals, along with a memory of their kindergarten days. Here’s the first–and pretty adorable– Kinder photo from author/illustrator Gianna Marino: Gianna’s memory: When I was in kindergarten I was too shy to speak… Read more »

Second Graders Accept Writing Challenge!

Mrs. Hicks’ 2nd graders from Mt. View Elementary, in Corvallis OR, accepted my writing challenge! Behold their sequels to GOLDIE LOCKS HAS CHICKEN POX: I love them ALL, but the rhymed ones really tickled me. Here are a few excerpts–which pieced together make quite a fun story! Brother Locks has chicken pox from head to toe…. Read more »

I Wish People Knew…. an eighth grader speaks out about adoption and foster care

This week’s post is from “E” — age 14: As her mom noted, “She’s got a lot of thoughts brewing and I hope these are useful.” I wish people knew…Adoption is about finding parents for children who need them. NOT for adults who want to “Get a baby.”I wish they knew that Children are in… Read more »

I Wish People Knew…part 5…by Tess, age 11

Today’s post is from Tess, who came to the US from her birth country, China. There are no known records of her biological parents. Our guest contributor, Tess, recently celebrated her 11th birthday. 1. I wish people knew…. that I would like to know more about my birth parents and it is hard that I… Read more »

I Wish People Knew… part 4 “No adoption looks the same.”

I Wish People Knew… by Hannah Wasserman –continued from an earlier post. I wish people would realize that not everything is based on a person’s appearance. More specifically, I wish people knew family has nothing to do with appearance. I have had people think that my brother is my boyfriend and that my sister is… Read more »