Thursday, February 28, 2008

First Author Visit - Yikes!!

Tomorrow is my first 'official' middle school author visit.. Now, you would think that after teaching middle school for a bizillion years, I would be okay with it.. Nope, I'm really sweating about tomorrow. 

Anyone else out there do author visits? What do you do? What grades do you visit?

12 comments:

Jessica Burkhart said...

Oooh, I'd be nervous too, but I'm sure you'll be fine. Being overly prepared is always my favorite method for keeping calm. :)

Trish Ryan said...

You'll do great :) let us know how it goes!

Amy Addison said...

I've visited at both middle school and grade school...more from the writing perspective than I have a book appropriate for kids that age. It's not bad. The kids were interested and asked good questions. Let us know how it goes.

Kelly Parra said...

I have yet to participate in an author visit to a school. Well, unless you can't a reading program where I stopped by to read a children's story. Good luck!

keri mikulski :) said...

Jessica, I do the same thing.. Totally over prepared..

Keri :)

keri mikulski :) said...

Thanks, Trish! I will..

Keri :)

keri mikulski :) said...

Thanks, Amy.. So true about the appropriate things.. Good angle.. I'll let you know..

Keri :)

keri mikulski :) said...

Kelly,

What was that like??

Keri :)

Shari said...

Haven't been in your shoes yet, but I imagine I'd go with the over-prepared strategy, too. :D That, and trying to remember that kids love author visits (even if only because it gets them out of math). Good luck! I hope it's loads of fun.

Kwana said...

I've never done one, but good luck! Please give us a recap.

keri mikulski :) said...

Thanks Shari and Kwana! I'm all prepared ready to go.. Have a great weekend!!

Keri :)

Misque Writer said...

I think in a lot of ways talking to kids is even harder than an adult audience. Um, not to make you MORE nervous or anything. *sheepish smile*