Many kind and concerned teachers have contacted me to see if all is well, since I haven’t had a blog post for a whole year! Well…here is my story, and luckily it is a happy one. I went to Shanghai, China a year ago to work with a private school district. I have two great sons, a lovely Chinese daughter-in-law, and an adorable granddaughter in Shanghai. (Side note: She now has a little brother…2 weeks old!) Needless to say, I had a wonderful time working and playing in China for three weeks. When I returned home, the Chinese school district asked me to continue writing literature based curriculum for them. I’ve spent many hours for many months finding and creating activities based on quality children’s literature. I decided it’s time to get back to my blog and share some of the ideas.