I made two visits this week to Dr. Bethany Scullin’s literacy class at the University of West Georgia. What a treat these students were. They will be receiving their student teaching assignments soon. Thanks to the generosity of my friends, family, and donors like Greystone Power- I was able to provide each future teacher with a copy of my book and a poster for their classroom.
Following my “The Sky is the Limit ” presentation I share my first-year teacher’s advice with the students. I seemed to really enjoy it and that fills my heart!
The StoryWalk ® concept was created by Anne Ferguson in Montpelier, Vermont in 2007. Since then, it has spread to all 50 states and at least 12 countries. It’s a simple, but powerful idea that encourages reading and outdoor physical activity.
Samantha Rosado, Tourism Program Manager for the Douglasville Convention and Visitors Bureau shared: “Research shows that children who are engaged in reading at an early age are more likely to succeed in higher education and have better outcomes in life. Economic factors also play a role in literacy learning, and in areas where there are low-income families, studies show that reading has already become an issue for children entering grade school. We believe that providing a fun and active way to read to your child while bringing families together and encouraging physical activity all at once is a win-win for our community, and StoryWalk is the answer.
This StoryWalk took the pages of a The Sky is the Limitand displayed them along the walking trails of Hunter and Deer Lick Park for families and children to enjoy. Each stop includes an inspiring page from the book along with the vibrant illustrations of artist Toni Friddell Jordan.
Freedom and justice cannot be parceled out in pieces to suit political
convenience. I don’t believe you can stand for freedom for one group of people and deny it to others.
How do we begin to talk to our children about empathy and kindness? Author Kim Eldredge believes we should model kindness and love for everyone beginning when
children are infants. What better way to start than with a beloved book that fosters kindness and
love for all?
When writing The Sky Is the Limit, one of Kim’s purposes was to open the avenues for some
tough conversations with children, grandchildren and students. For example, the author chose to
make the judge in the book blind so that readers could begin to talk about how justice is
supposed to be blind. Kim believes children need to know we have a long way to go in the area
of the unjust treatment of many human beings and that we can all be a part of the solution.
The Sky Is the Limit teaches so many beautiful lessons and has the means to open a door to
innumerable powerful conversations. Purchase today and send your children back to school as
kinder, more well-rounded people. This book has also become very popular as a gift for
graduating seniors because of its inspirational messages.
Let us help teach your students about loyalty, teamwork, belief in themselves, avoiding naysayers, aligning themselves with mentors, developing mantras, following their passion and dreaming big. Our book The Sky is the Limit is jam packed with powerful messages. School visits are easy to schedule and are free-just reach out to us.
I am so happy to report we have booked our first private school visit at St. Francis in Roswell. I hope this will be the first of many. The Sky is the Limit!!! Let us bring our message to your students -you won’t be sorry!
I had my first fall 2018 school visit today. The visit took me to Alabama and a sweet school called Wedowee Elementary. The students were precious and the staff was so very welcoming. Thanks goes to Sherry Brown for coordinating my visit. Remember students always do your best and be kind. The Sky is the Limit or is it?
The Decatur Book Festival was Awesome. Saturday morning began with me speaking in the Family Zone on the Sycamore Stage. Speaking at this event one of the largest festivals in the USA was a great experience for me. Toni and I gave out over 350 brochures for people to either give to their teachers or media specialists. Many of the individuals we met were media specialists and teachers-we very much enjoyed speaking with those folks. We were met with a great amount of enthusiasm and cannot wait to begin scheduling our fall visits. We believe we can motivate your students and change their lives.