Let’s celebrate student writing!
Our 2015 Writers’ Teas are as follows:
Timber Creek: Wednesday, May 27th!
Triton:Thursday, May 28th! (different than the date on the original school calendar)
Highland: Tuesday, June 2nd!
Other than People’s Choice, the Writers’ Tea celebrations of writing are my favorite warm-and-fuzzy nights of the year!
As always, we are looking for students (and teachers) to share all kinds of original writing on these celebration evenings. We will publish the work in a booklet (and perhaps online in some way if I can figure that out) and provide them with certificates of participation. There will be food – and family & friends are encouraged to attend with them. We even have NJEA Pride money again this year to help us fund the event.
This year, thanks to a suggestion from the February in-service, we will have emcees who will enthusiastically tie the program together! Thank you to Joe Hart, Cathy Stelling, and Beth Marks for taking on this task and sharing your awesomesauce, humor, and general delightfulness with all.
We would also LOVE if you can encourage Project V.O.I.C.E. participants to try their hand at sharing an original composition.
In addition, I’m thinking we’ll advertise it as a “Open Mic Night.” Submissions will still have to be in ahead of time (and reviewed by the teacher), but “Open Mic Night,” sounds a bit more rad than a “Writers’ Tea.” I will put together advertisements for schools and classrooms within the next week, but please start talking to your students now if you haven’t already. (I know many of you have! Thank you :))
I have a bit of money to spend on decor, so if you have ideas for that or for set-up, let me know. I’d like to continue to make this a successful and enjoyable event. 🙂
Feel free to check out the writing workshop tag or writer’s tea tag for ideas on ways to get them writing creatively (teacher’s choice for 4th mp?) in preparation for the Tea! I’ll also post some additional ideas on the blog in the coming days.
Have a great writing assignment that you’d like to share? Shoot me an email and I’ll post it for all to enjoy!