This week’s Memoir Monday Post was a cinch for me to do since I’m writing about my roots for the “Stories in Hand” Class I’ve been taking. I let my writing take me a little off-course from the prompt Sprague gave us, which was, “How much snow was there as a child?” I like the way I went off a bit. However, when I think back on the snow days I shared with my mom at home, it’s not the cartoons on television that I watched that brings a smile to my face. It’s sharing real hot cocoa with my mom as we sat on the couch in our family room together that warms my heart when I think about the days I got to spend all-day at-home with my mom.
I am a literacy consultant who has spent over a decade working with teachers to improve the teaching of writing in their classrooms. While I work with teachers and students in grade K-6, I'm a former fourth and fifth-grade teacher so I have a passion for working with upper elementary students.
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).