I’m Julie, mom of three, former educator and administrator, and aspiring picture book author. Thanks for stopping by!
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May is Asian/Pacific Heritage Month and I am celebrating with a post about Hazel Ying Lee, the first Chinese American female pilot in the U.S. military. Hazel Ying Lee joined the military in 1943, when the Women’s Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) program was created in response to the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Unfortunately, I had… Continue reading Big Picture 6: Persistence
As promised, here is part 2 of The Pet Project. If you’re looking for some resources for writing poetry for ELLs, check out this post from ¡Colorín colorado! Standards CCSS SL.2.1 Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups. CCSS SL.2.2 Recount or describe… Continue reading Big Picture 5: Informed Decisions, Part 2
Go into any school or library this month and it’s hard to miss–National Poetry Month. You can read more about it here. While you’re there, be sure to check out the list, 30 Ways to Celebrate National Poetry Month in the Classroom. If you’re like me and poetry intimidates you, I can assure you that… Continue reading Big Picture 5: Informed Decisions
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Hi, I’m Julie. After leaving my job as a teacher and administrator in 2018, I dove headfirst into the world of picture book writing. When I unexpectedly reentered teaching in 2021, I created this site as a way to connect my work experience with my love for picture books. Read more