• The Jade Serpent…Published!

    Hi Friends! I am so excited to let you know that I have just published the second book in The Treasure Chest Mysteries: “The Jade Serpent.” You can find it on Amazon in print and Kindle formats. I’d like to ask your help in spreading the word to all your friends who might be interested (or know someone who might…

  • My First Book, The Launch

    Hi All, A few months ago my mom found a really fun, wooden chest.  It was covered in a circus motif and painted by a local artist in her town.  With my nephew’s baby on the way, she snatched it up and sent me a picture of it.  Seeing the chest sparked an idea and I started writing a story…

  • Spinning Tornadoes To the Rescue!

    I’m excited to say that my third graders, the self proclaimed Spinning Tornadoes, have out done  themselves.  Through weekly bake sales and an all school walk-a-thon, they raised not the original goal of $2,500, but $3,814! This money will give 153 people clean water for life through Water.org.  I’m very proud of my little troop.

  • Holiday Craft Fun!

    Just a quick post to show you some fun my student’s have been having making Christmas crafts. We’ve been making heart-hand letters to tell mom and dad how much the student’s love them.  Colorful chains for decorating the halls, paper plate snowmen and snowflakes.  Tomorrow we have a Secret Santa gift exchange and then we will watch Rudolph the Red…

  • Clean Water for Everyone!

    After half a year of opening the eyes of my third graders to the plight of people less fortunate than them, they decided it would be really great to give back some how.  I was thrilled. I introduced them to brainstorming and we came up with tons of wonderful ideas.  Then narrowing it down, they decided that clean water was…

  • For the Love of Baking

    On Thursday I took my third graders on a field trip to a bakery.  We had such fun.  Last week I started a mini-unit on career exploration.  We talked about what a career is (it was a vocab word last week) and what types of jobs are in each career and then specifically what jobs one could do at a…