The week after my 3rd grade classroom visit, I had the opportunity to share my conference experience with the 10th grade English class at Tri-County.
During my time in their classroom, I covered the notes I took at the SCBWI conference and introduced them to what SCBWI is and why it’s beneficial.
With my presentation, I wanted to let the students know that having a career in the creative arts is possible, and that making a living can be a reality. The issue is that we just don’t see that demonstrated very often in a rural area. I encouraged them to look into grant options from the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council, which can assist in training and projects.
My two recent classroom visits were such a great experience. I love connecting with young people and encouraging them to follow their creative dreams. I’m looking forward to more classroom visits this school year!