NINJA FANS NEVER STOP! vol.1
Writing as a profession is typically a very solitary endeavor. If I don't need groceries, I might go several days with only the characters of my own creation to talk to.
Author visits, however, allow the very best opportunity to do what I like best as a writer - interact with my readers and see first hand, their reactions to my stories.
Many kids end us giving me a haiku they've written after an activity we do during the visit. Some teachers take the opportunity to have each kid practice writing a thank you letter as part of a lesson that extends from the author visit. I learn every time I speak just how much of an impact author visits can have on students.
I recently found an accordion-style file folder full of these pictures, poems and notes. Because of these students' efforts and kind words (sometimes hilarious), I'd like share them with you in a series of upcoming postings.
Here is our first, a thank you note from Ina. Inside, she wrote:
Dear Mr. Tuell
thank you for coming
to Read to us. and I
Liked doing a Brain
Brake with you. And it
was also fun doing
writing with you on