So I was talking to the awesome Susan Gourley at our monthly writer's meeting last week. (Always great to see her.) And I asked her about A to Z. I've been hopping along for the last two years, visiting the hep cats who sign up, yet I haven't participated. But this year, I'm very much on the fence.
April is a bad month for me since it's crunch time for the two environmental field days I run at a local state park for my daughters' schools. It is an undertaking of immense proportions. I did it to myself, so I can't really complain.
(I write two different grade level appropriate curriculum, aligned to state science and environmental standards on the same theme-this year animal adaptations-generate/buy all the materials, coordinate with the park naturalist, organize over 50 parent volunteers who have very little science background to run the activities, and oversee and sometimes run a station for 150 kids who are bused from school to the park. Twice. Without reusing any activities either day.) I know. I'm an idiot.
So I'm in the middle of writing up station lesson plans in a way that will be easy for parents to run, but still get a good dose of science in every part. Plus I'm still writing with the aim at publication. And I'm thinking about applying for a second part-time job. Because really, working with 27 three year olds just isn't enough for me. (yes, I know. Idiot.)
But I wanna play at the AtoZeeee. (can you hear me whining?) So I asked the wonderful Susan if she thought it'd be okay if my theme were re-runs since I have 6 years of them. She said yes. And since she's a Ninja Minion this year, the way I figure it, her word is gold.
But what do you think? Would a "Back When I Was Funny" rerun theme be copacetic?
Are you participating in A to Z this year?
What craziness is going on in your life?
Things are heating up!
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