|The above picture shows the table of contents of the January 18th edition of SLJ Teen|
Then this morning when I opened my email, I had another surprise. Last week I entered an online contest to win a skype with an author. I thought this was an interesting contest because all the authors live in the Los Angeles area, and you could not apply if your school was local to that area. I should be hearing from Cecil Castellucci soon to set up the day and time. I love having the kids talk to authors. This year the students at PFTSTA have had four face to face visits and two webinars with authors. I am not sure which age group she will talk to, and I don't know if it will be during a lunch period or a class period. I will wait to see what she prefers.
Tomorrow I will be filming a thank you note to former first lady, Laura Bush. We have won three Gulf Coast School Recovery grants. The very last of these school recovery grants from the Laura Bush Foundation will be given on March 1st. They are inviting all past winners to attend. A movie is being made with pieces from each school expressing thanks to the first lady. I have two eighth graders on tap to say a few words in the video.
As you can see, there is never a dull moment around here.