This week the book fair was in full swing, and our children were very excited about it! They enjoyed the opportunity to shop, to meet the authors, and to ask questions, and some of us even had books signed. Each author gave a wonderful presentation and talked about his or her journey to become a writer. They spoke a lot about how their own life experiences and interests influenced their ideas for the books that we see in stores today. Their comments were especially inspiring and interesting to us as the children move into a new writing unit about “memories”. Each child will share a personal item or an experience with the class. We will talk about how these items or experiences evoke special feelings for them. These shares will help the children to plan and to later write their Memory Books which will be shared at their Writing Celebration in December!