October 11, 2006

Proud mother moment

Had word over the weekend that seven-year-old Daniel's story about the Charter Oak had won author Jennifer Armstrong's first writing contest just for homeschoolers; the contest had been the kids' writing project for the month of September, a way of easing them back into school and writing with a fun assignment. The prize is an autographed copy of Jennifer's new book, The American Story: 100 True Tales from American History, which makes all of us here very, very excited. Daniel, my hockey fan, is especially thrilled that Jennifer promised to mail the book from Detroit, home of the Red Wings. Thank you, so much, Jennifer! This is the second writing contest Daniel has won this year, and a big boost for a boy who most times would rather be outside with a penknife rather than a pen.

Jennifer has been busy lately; besides two new books and all of the associated travelling, which you can read about at her main blog, she has revamped her website and started a new blog just for contests (bookmark and Blogline it!) with the promise of new contests each month.

5 comments:

JoVE said...

Congrats, Daniel!

I guess you can stop hounding him about writing if he wins contests when he puts his mind to it :-)

Becky said...

Thanks, JoVE :)

Either that, or I can remind him how successful he is when he puts that little nose to the grindstone lol.

JoVE said...

Well, obviously, but I'm the lazy mom, remember. And he's little. why put his nose to the grindstone where there is stuff to do outside? though I'm useless at the nose to the grindstone thing myself.

Alice said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! What wonderful (and extremely impressive) news!

Becky said...

Thanks, Alice -- I'll pass on your congratulations :)

JoVE, the grindstone time nowhere near compares to the outdoor time lol. Especially now that he's trying to master the hacky sack...