There is nothing like the excitement of hearing what others are doing to get kids reading. Two and a half days of inspiring, fascinating, creative people have me revved up and ready to get back to school and try out some of the ideas I heard during the Virginia State Reading Association conference this week in Richmond. I was lucky enough to meet Jeff Kinney!!!
Yes, this really is Jeff Kinney's hand signing a book for Highland Park Elementary!
Wow! I met Jarrett Krosoczka!!
I got to hear how the lunch lady was created WHILE eating breakfast with Donalyn Miller!
And I finally heard how Batman REALLY came to be from author Marc Tyler Nobleman.
The entire conference reinforced my passion for reading and getting kids to open a book.
Reading is Life.