Wow it's been a while since I added a post here I guess. Too busy working on the podcast?! But I've been doing a lot of painting while I've been podcasting. In April I got to attend the 2021 SCBWI virtual bloom conference which was so amazing! Maria Middleton's blog tips were so awesome! I … Continue reading SCBWI bloom conference 2021
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Someday I hope to win an award for the Most Prolific Writer/illustrator of Biographies for Children in the 21st Century! If you haven’t read my Jeannette Rankin book you can see it here. This winter I have been working on one about the AMAZING, ARTICULATE AND AWESOME Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez It’s been … Continue reading The Most Prolific Writer/illustrator of Biographies for Children in the 21st Century
I made this video explaining the scene of my First Paris painting... https://youtu.be/Af23L6iK8EA Over the holiday I got to read the coolest book on Paris! An incredible historic tome of only 792 pages I think of which I managed to power through close to 550 of ... and so my trip all came back to … Continue reading Explaining my First Painting of Paris | An American in Paris 2016
If you want to read my book about one of my biggest inspirations and heroines Jeannette Rankin just click here. Women in Congress Watching the news this morning I am so inspired by all the women who were elected to Congress this morning. So it reminded me of the first woman ever elected to Congress … Continue reading Election Day and Jeannette Rankin
I love adding illustrations to my Paris memory book! Each one brings back tons of memories I can remember each day as clear as if it was yesterday. Landing in Paris Getting ready to explore Leaving my apartment The first of many flower boxes Lost my first twenty minutes out My first views of Paris … Continue reading Paris comes to life
So here are some videos of my work I posted on Facebook this summer. https://youtu.be/9IFXi8GLbfI I thought I should share them here. This video starts out talking about my avatar which I have been thinking about a lot. I've decided she just turned 9 so leaving third grade going into fourth, loves learning, learning … Continue reading Follow me on Facebook to see videos like this!
So I started a new teaching site this week if you know any students that want to join my google classroom! https://authenticlearner.com/2018/08/02/three-tips-to-build-your-childs-confidence-this-school-year/
These are from the day I did the deer painting. I didn't include the fence which is what allows those flowers to grow without the deer eating them.
You can help get this project off the ground by supporting my kickstarter campaign here! Here's the storyline: Levi bear lived in Glacier National Park in Montana with his mother and siblings. Levi bear was just like any other bear. He picked huckleberries with his mom on the mountainside. He swam in the lake on … Continue reading Levi Bear Goes To School Kickstarter Campaign Launched
How many people have asked me this these last few days. Why Montana Bear School? What is Montana Bear School? Here's what it says on my why page: Teaching Experience I have worked as a teacher in numerous classrooms from pre-k at Head Start through 2nd grade in the elementary schools over the last 10 … Continue reading Why Montana Bear School? | Learn to Read | Common Core Standards Love