Writers Create!

Date:  1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19

Format:  Online

Time:  4-5:30 PM

Class Size:  10  
Grade Level: Grades 3-6

Attention all interested writers!
Have you wanted to write but weren’t sure where or how to start?
Have you written many stories but never finished one?
Are you nervous about putting your words on paper?
This class is for all students desiring to find or refuel their writing spark!
Young writers will work with Kelly to discover their hidden writing talents through fun, hands-on writing exercises and quick writes. The class will build upon these to construct a creative story in any genre. The writing process will be introduced with setting, character, and plot development in a fun way that the student won’t even realize they are crafting unique and powerful pieces!
Participants will have the opportunity to create a personal writing journal which will be used in the class and become a valued keepsake.
Kelly will encourage everyone’s writerly voice through opportunities to work independently and to listen to and support other writers with their crafting process. Everyone will become part of a writerly community.
Be prepared to let your writing imagination soar in this fun interactive class.

About: Kelly Almer

Kelly Almer is a passionate life-long learner and teacher of 33+ years, all in public education. In her teaching career, she taught students in grades K-7, Gifted and Talented, and was an Instructional Coach.
Kelly lives to teach and can say her crowning achievement has been the joy of connecting with over 1,200 students during her career. She still substitute teaches every week in the district she retired from.  She loves connecting with and helping students to uncover, discover, and develop their creative abilities to write. It isn’t unusual to find her seated on the floor of any learning space, in a huddle with six or more students, brainstorming and passionately supporting them while they craft their writing. Her experiences in the classroom and her “magic” to connect with every student she has taught, is a gift she treasures.
Kelly is the author of two books written for teachers: FlexEd: The Key To  A Thriving Classroom, published in February 2022 and Flex Further: The Field Guide To A Thriving Classroom, published in February 2023. Both are available on Amazon. She is currently working on her third book, also for educators. Her teaching experiences have helped her as she is an educational consultant, supporting teachers thus far in Colorado, Texas, Minnesota, Florida, and California.
Kelly has shared and presented her passion for writing and the writing process to classrooms of students in grades 2-5. Her hands-on presentations capture every student ‘s attention along with her excitement. Students walk away refueled and ready to develop “that writing piece” they suddenly realize they can write.  It isn’t unusual for students to email their manuscripts to her after she leaves, asking for further advise and support, which she gladly gives.
When Kelly isn’t teaching or writing, she spends time with her family in the Rocky Mountains, watercolor painting, taking walks, or riding her bike.

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