Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Carrie Harris is made of awesome

On Monday, Carrie Harris, author of the epically funny Bad Taste in Boys, came to talk to my 6th graders about what it's like to be a writer, zombie science, monster proms, and her newest book coming out in November, Bad Hair Day.

Carrie taped together all her rejections and showed them to my class

Students are eager to read some of the rejections aloud

They are all apparently fascinated by rejection

Students work on a Monster Prom writing activity

The reason Carrie agreed to come in the first place: I made her maple bacon ice cream :)

A good time was had by all! I hope she'll come back again next year. I'll have to come up with another wacky ice cream flavor to entice her to come back. 


  1. Can I just go back to 6th grade and stay in your room forever?

  2. This was so much fun. Thank you for having me! And btw, the ice cream? Lasted less than a day. ZOMGSOGOOD.

  3. How fantastic!! That is so cool that she came to your classroom. Your kids must feel so lucky to have you as a teacher. :)