Lessons Learned

I have visited many schools this Spring reading JANINE and Janine and the Field Day Finish. These books opened up discussions about the importance of being proud of who you are, 
being kind and inclusive and standing up for others. 
These Kindergartners & 1st graders from Hampstead, NH certainly got the message:

THANK YOU to the schools who hosted me this Spring and to the children 
who gave me hugs, sent me cards and showed me kindness. You are all Spectacular!
As you compete in your own Field Days...remember...
"Being a Winner is not always about being Number ONE!"
XO Maryann
and Janine!

Show Your Ribbons!

A HOT NEW FAD is making it's way around schools! JANINE has inspired kids to be Spectacular by tying ribbons to their shoes...Just like Janine...
REMEMBER....Being a WINNER is not always about being Number One!

READ AND SHARE and show your Ribbons!

Time for School Visits

Most of the time I visit schools "in person"- but sometimes I'll visit a classroom 
via Google Hang Out or Skype-
Today I visited a first grade class in Drayton Valley, Alberta Canada 
and shared the new Janine book, Janine and the Field Day Finish.
Thank you to the entire class for your great questions and for performing