Only two weeks until the holidays. Are you like me and saying yeee haaaa? Although there are still some really fun things for me to be involved with before then.
Les and I are just back from a fantabulous trip to Northland. We visited thirteen schools and had a real blast. Les even got to have lunch every day, and that doesn't happen often when we're away. Lots of cool things happened, but two extra special things were when I got meet a young girl who goes to speech and drama lessons, and recently she entered the local drama competitions, and won with one of my poems.
Guess what- I now have a YouTube channel. See, I do listen when you tell me to post videos of my poems online. You can find me here
It's a learning curve for SuperGran, but I'm getting better at it. Tell me if you have a favourite poem you'd like to see me post. PLEASE remember to subscribe to my channel and like your favourite poems or leave me a comment.
WRITING - I've had some really cool things happening. I wrote a poem called 'Plastic Minefield' about the plight of the poor turtles and the plastic in our oceans. As of now, it's reached 6,145 people from my Rainbow Poetry NZ Kids FaceBook page. I will add it to YouTube over the next few days. That's pretty awesome, but it gets even better. A talented teacher in Auckland and her class, have set the poem to music. BREAKING NEWS - Yesterday I headed to Auckland in pouring rain, as it was time for the song to be recorded in a 'real' recoring studio. How cool is this. We want to get kids all around the country singing this song.
Don't you hate it when you get sick. Nearly everyone seems to have been unwell at some time this winter. Talking about things I don't like............. I DON'T LIKE WINTER! Well I don't like the cold and I hate all the rain we've had. Just about needed to wear my bathing suit outside for all the puddles. But I do like snuggling down into a nice warm bed at night, and don't like it when someone doesn't turn my electric blanket on! That someone........ they're to blame for everything that goes wrong in our house.
I had the coolest message from a teacher earlier this week. She teaches one day a week in Sunnyhills School in Auckland, and she told me the kids now look forward every week to reading some of my poems. They can even prefer acting out a poem to PE or art. Oh wow that is pretty jolly special. I'm now hoping to talk to them next week on a video call. I love it when things like this happen.
What do you call a sleeping dinosaur
A dino -snore!
WORD OF THE MOMENT
fickle - Have you ever been fickle?
Don't forget that I love hearing from you, so contact me if you have any questions. I hope this year you may be one of the children I'll get to meet for the first time.
Keep on writing and keep smiling.