Professor Mom

Chronicles the life of a mom, teacher, and writer trying to stay sane amid the chaos of daily life.



Mary-LUE's picture Mary-LUE

Hi Aliki,

This is how I feel about the Ivy and Bean books ( Marley "likes" all sorts of books, but there have been few that she will take on by herself to read AND finish. I bought her the first I&B for Christmas and she started reading it in the middle of the night one night when she couldn't sleep. She worked on it over a couple of days and finished it on her own. I was so excited. Now of course, we have the first set.

I'm glad that L had discovered Mr. Kinney's books!

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

We haven't looked into the Ivy & Bean books yet, but I did read Utterly Me, Clarice Bean to L. and T. some months back and he thought it was hilarious! He wasn't inspired to read it on his own, though.

Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

Very cool.

I was inspired by certain stories as a kid for sure. I'm glad he's found some that are creating some imagination and reflection. What a great thing.
I have kept diaries since age 10. Some of them I wish to burn, but have kept them. I've thought that maybe I'll just remove a few interesting pages here and there and let my adult daughter read the abridged versions some day. My mom shared some of her writing with me once, mostly poetry, and it was so fun.
I'd say anything that encourages writing is awesome. Now I'm thinking I should be recommending these to my students!

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

When I was writing some of my "later" diaries I thought about how I cuold pass them onto my own kids. I wish so much that I had access to my own parents' thoughts as they were growing up--how neat THAT would be, wouldn't it?