EXCITING NEWS - kids have been telling me it's time to have another POETRY COMPETITION. I asked what they thought a good prize would be, and got told my books, money or vouchers and chocolate! I can do that I thought, so as of today you'll find the entry details on the Poems by kids page. All you need to do is start writing.
Don't forget SNAIL Mail Day is fast approaching, so time to get the pen and paper out, perhaps make a card and write to someone special. If your class is getting involved, don't forget to let me know.
It must be time for a joke.
I've a sore hand from all that knocking.
I got an email from Milly's Mum over in England. Milly had performed my 'Granny Goes Bungy Jumping' poem in her English Speech Board Exam. She passed with distinction, and I'm told my poem went down a storm. You can see Milly at the top of the page.
Les and I are just back from Taranaki, where we visited some fabulous schools at Mokau, New Plymouth and Inglewood. Wow, wow, wow and one more wow it was so fabulous. I'm lucky to do what I do, and meet such amazing kids, and one of them might even have been........you! It was neat when my cousins came along to one of my poetry performances, and got to see the mad things I do when working. I'm so lucky that my job often doesn't feel like work.
No news back from the publisher yet, but the Selwyn kids have finished my chapter book and loved it. Their feedback has been brilliant and really inspired me to keep going. Fingers crossed that 'Help, Granny Wants To Be A Streaker!' is going to be a hit with publishers.
WORD OF THE MOMENT
Belligerent - now go and use that word in a sentence.
Someone who is belligerent is not easy to deal with.
Don't forget to send me writing if you have some you're proud of. Also read what others write. We all have different styles and that's okay. I love hearing from you, and every week I get emails from kids all around the country.
If you'd like me to visit your school then talk to your teacher and see if we can organise a visit. That'd be great. You can always make a comment just click on comments at the bottom of this post.
Keep on writing and keep on smiling.