I've enjoyed every bit of summer vacation from two trips to the ocean to my very first mountain climbing experience even to movie making! Every week my 75 year old father-in-law climbs a small mountain less than five minutes away from where we live. So one Saturday morning I was determined our family would give it a try. Probably about 100 or more people around my age and older make the climb each weekend for exercise. I was put to shame as older people passed me! Sometimes the path was somewhat paved but most of it was rocky. Mind you, this wasn't life-threatening, dangerous mountain climbing. But after much endurance, the four of us conquered the challenge. Passing a 3-inch slug and baby snake and beautiful butterflies made our climb interesting. And my 8-year-old son exclaimed to his Sunday school class that he learned that he could get through hard things! Maybe a story idea will even come to me...
This summer I've also been renewing my teaching license online by taking three classes, one of which is using the program Movie Maker + an "iPad in the Classroom" class. I've really enjoyed learning new ideas incorporating technology into my lessons with my kiddos. And I learned how to make videos, which I can also use for my writing career. So it's been a win-win situation.
We started homeschool last Thursday. So now I'm teaching 7th and 4th grades + freelance writing afternoons and evenings.
Are you all ready for Fall, Back-to-School writing?
Tina M. Cho, children's author
I'm a children's author and freelance writer for the educational market. Welcome!