Just did a reading and talk with the 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th grades at the New Ross School. Some of them actually gave up their free period/floor hockey game to come and listen to me jabber.
I had to talk a lot about decapitating turtles, skinning rabbits, and knowing Tupac Shakur to keep their attention off the puck and hockey sticks, but it was really fun!
Note: They’re losing their wonderful librarian (who facilitated the reading) due to funding cuts. It is unimaginable to me to think of kids attending a school without a library.
We need to think about the long term consequences and our kids’s futures, everyone!