On Wednesday, January 13, we had an opportunity to spend time with a real-life author, Jody Van de Vijsel. Ms. Van de Vijsel talked to us about her newly published book and the writing process she went through to get the book written and published. We learned that good writers revise often, adding new ideas to make their stories even more interesting for the reader. During Family Groups, we had an opportunity to look at our own talents, just the way the main character in Ms. Van de Vijsel's book had done. What a great way to celebrate the writing process and to encourage our students to continue writing!