I pulled the grays out
but they’re sprouting back again
they make me feel old.
I wrote this after hearing Billy Collins speak last week. I thought it might be good to write a Haiku, especially if I’m going to teach this form to my students this-coming school year. (I’ve never taught my kids Haiku before since I thought it was too limiting. However, if Collins thinks it’s a good idea, I’ll try it!)
I am a literacy consultant who focuses on writing workshop. I've been working with K-6 teachers and students since 2009. Prior to that, I was a fourth and fifth-grade teacher in New York City and Rhode Island.
I'm the author of Craft Moves (Stenhouse Publishers, 2016) and the co-author of Jump Into Writing (Zaner-Bloser, 2021), Welcome to Writing Workshop (Stenhouse Publishers, 2019), and Day By Day (Stenhouse, 2010).
I live in Central Pennsylvania with my husband and children. In my free time, I enjoy swimming, doing Pilates, cooking, baking, making ice cream, and reading novels.