Today’s Writers’ Tip: Meet the Author Michelle Trostle
The smell of fresh pine filling our home. The glow of the lit tree in a dark room. The manger scene carefully placed in full view. The squeals of delight from our nieces. The knowledge that God, who is greater than I can imagine, sent His only Son to earth so I might be reunited with Him. These are just a few of the things that make the Christmas season magical to me.
There are so few things that bring wonder in our fast-paced, productivity-driven culture. I am a firm believer that learning opportunities for our children should be filled with magical moments. Whether school is a building across town or a room down the hall, learning should be more magical and less chore. It is out of this desire to share the magic of learning that I created the Wondering About Weather learning series. Wondering About Rain, the first unit in the Wondering About Weather learning series, is a 39-page magical journey in which two students, Tress Preston and Hannah Helper, travel across the globe under the guidance of Professor C. Cristata in search of answers to their questions about rain. The activities and story in Wondering About Rain are designed to address the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts while teaching content aligned with the National Science Teachers Association: Next Generation Science Standards. The unit concludes with a short Adventure Quiz, testing the student’s grasp of the concepts taught in the unit. Watch for Wondering About Rain coming soon to Amazon.
My love of education prompted me to become a certified teacher, reading specialist, and school administrator. I have a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Masters of Education in Reading and Language Arts. During my career in public education, I worked with students and teachers in kindergarten through twelfth grade. Writing educational materials allows me to use my experiences and knowledge to the benefit of a larger audience.
When I’m not working, I like to spend time with family and friends, crochet, and garden. I volunteer at my church by coordinating Sunday morning singing for children in grades one through five and teaching classes for adults on Wednesday evenings. I also volunteer with Bunny People, a no-kill rabbit shelter. One of my goals is to own an angora rabbit and learn to spin yarn from the harvested wool of the rabbit. Did you know that angora wool is ten times warmer than sheep wool? I didn’t! But I am sure looking forward to the hat I’m planning to crochet.
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May your Christmas be filled with magical moments.
Author Michelle Trostle