Today, we bring you a giveaway from SouleMama Sponsor, Alphabet Glue. In Annie's words:
"Alphabet Glue is a downloadable e-magazine for families who love books. Filled with activities, printables, projects, and plenty of inspiration, Alphabet Glue was created in hopes of helping more families to incorporate creativity, imagination and all things literary into their everyday routines. Each issue contains leveled book recommendations organized by theme, bookmaking tutorials, storybuilding activities, and hands-on projects that complement favorite titles in children’s literature. From stories to science experiments, Alphabet Glue has a little something for everyone.
I've been blogging at Bird and Little Bird off and on for about seven or eight years, although these days I tend to be a bit sporadic with my posts. Some major life changes have resulted in me being a bit busier than in the past, and I find that my computer doesn't get much of my relatively divided attention at the moment. That being said, I do love checking in there because my community of readers is composed of the nicest and most supportive folks ever. I can also often be found at Mud Puddles to Meteors, a collaborative nature and science blog for families that I write with my dear friend Dawn. We recently published an e-book through the site called The Weather Watcher's Handbook. It is a manual to kid-friendly weather science for nature loving families (and teachers)."
SouleMama: Is there a creative pursuit you haven't explored yet, but would like to?
Annie: Well, I have always wanted to write a book, and I am now officially at liberty to announce that one is in the works! I'll be publishing a book with Roost in 2015. I'm writing and photographing the book along with Dawn, who is just about the best partner a girl could ever wish for when it comes to a creative endeavor that also requires sticking to a schedule and being organized!
SouleMama: Do you have a favorite inspirational quote?
Annie: I think that I might have said this the last time I had a post up here, but I love The Mad Farmer Liberation Front by Wendell Berry. I especially love the part that says "Be joyful though you have considered all the facts." I think that pretty much sums up the attitude that I hope I manage to maintain as I go about the business of daily living.
SouleMama: What does a typical day at work look like for you?
Annie: These days my work day is much less focused around Alphabet Glue! I recently returned to the classroom as a middle school teacher for kids on the autism spectrum, so I am back in a more traditional educational environment than I have been in some time. That being said, I'm finding that it gives me a great opportunity to read interesting new books alongside my students, and that I am actually getting a chance to use some of the writing tools and projects from past issues of the magazine with kids who really appreciate how quirky and colorful they are.
For today's giveaway, Alphabet Glue is generously offering the following gift to THREE winners:
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To enter today's giveaway, please leave a comment (one entry per person, please) in today's post. I'll close comments by 8:00 am EST on Monday, and announce the winners, chosen via Random Number Generator, shortly after. Comments closed! The winners are...
Oh this looks like such fun!
Posted by: Rebekah
As a homeschooling mom I am always looking for fun activities—this looks like so much fun! Thank you!
Posted by: Melissa
My preschoolers would love to indulge in all these fabulous ideas! Fingers crossed. ; )
Posted by: Fawns and Foes
Thank you, Alphabet Glue!