Students,

This is your chance to write Ms. Bulion a note about what you learned about being a writer or what you learned about the poems that she writes. But, most of all, we want to thank her for sharing her time with us.

She will be able to read your thoughts, so remember, she is a writer and appreciates other writers who pay attention to word choice, ideas, organization and also conventions so she can understand you clearly. 

Enjoy corresponding with our new buddy that we met through the World Read Aloud Day Celebration!
Ms. Frens
Ms. Frens
3/9/2012 00:23:44

Dear Ms. B,

Thank you for Skyping with us! I was surprised that we were able to talk to real live author and hear about how you get the ideas for your books. I was shocked to hear that you were an oceanographer before you became a writer. This made your poems from At the Sea Floor Cafe even more compelling!!

One question I still have as a writer is, when do you know when your revisions are finished and you're ready to publish?

Sincerely,
Ms. Frens

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3/11/2012 01:02:43

Dear Ms. Frens and Students,

Thank you so much for your notes! Olivia, Emmett, Trenton K. and Tanner--I had such fun visiting with YOU! Ella, Beth and Syndee, I'm glad you liked the poems I shared because those are some of my favorites. Jason and Yaritza, I hope you are enjoying writing now--you have a head-start on me--keep at it! Evelyn, Trenton, Anibal and Scout, I'm with you--I love the science behind the poems. Hunter and Kaitlyn, I agree, that video is great fun. Thanks to Ms. Frens for finding it so you could watch it. Jason F., Ellie and Ms. Frens, if you chat with any writer, they will certainly tell you that revision is MOST of the work! Sometimes I think I'll never be finished revising my work. Every time I reread it I think of ways to make it better. When I'm working on a novel, I put it away for months after I think I'm finished, so I can take it out again and work on it with fresh eyes. I also give it to other writers to read, and only after I think about their suggestions, I send it off to my agent or editor. It is a looong process! I think it was cool to talk with all of YOU, Katie, and Jillian, I hope I do have an opportunity to visit Michigan one day!
Thanks again for a lovely visit.
Your friend,
Leslie Bulion

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MS.Ella
3/9/2012 00:40:11

Dear Ms.B.I liked the party poppers book you read to us.It was great:)Thanks again!!

sinclliy, Ella

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Olivia!!!!
3/9/2012 00:42:17

Thank you for comeing.I did not read your book with Mr.Frens so thanks for reading it.

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olivia
3/9/2012 00:49:35

I ment Ms

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emmett
3/9/2012 00:43:03

Dear ms B. thank you for skyping us it was fun to

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Trenton K.
3/9/2012 00:44:25

Dear Ms.B
I LOOOOOVVVVVEEEEEDDD!!!!!! The sea floor cafe

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JasonF
3/9/2012 00:44:34

Dear Ms.B,

Thank you for skypping wiht us it was fun one thing I learned about you is that you started writing in 4th grade!!!!!!!

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Jillian
3/9/2012 00:44:42

Dear Mrs.Bulion,

Thank you for Skyping us.I was shocked that you live in Connecticut,I thought you lived closer to Michigan.

I have one more question for you,Will you come and visit Lincoln?

Sincerely,
Jillian

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Evelyn
3/9/2012 00:45:31

Dear Ms.B

I liked how you told us all the insects that was in your book because i didnt know the fun facts.That was so intresting.

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MR.Trentonl
3/9/2012 00:45:54

Dear msr B. I really liked how you did all of those cool details.

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beth
3/9/2012 00:46:05

Dear,Ms.B I liked the pome about the coconut octipus also I like hey there stinkbug
sinsirly, beth

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S.C.O.U.T
3/9/2012 00:47:32

Dear,mr.b
I liked all of your poems and I learned a lot about bugs like the beetel that can aim its venam at where you touch the beetel.
senceraly,
scout

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Anibal
3/9/2012 00:48:16

dear Mrs. b one thing i lirnd is that lirnd was that you car lirndfram powams that tou write and there is powoms nthat are sinse thats. Why you sould keep writing siense powits.

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Hunter
3/9/2012 00:48:33

Dear Ms. B thats cool that you live in Connecticut and you write poems.So thank you for reading poems. and i like the video of the cocanut octopus.

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TANNER
3/9/2012 00:48:43

DEAR MS.B

we had alot of fun reading with you

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Sydnee
3/9/2012 00:52:01

Dear,Ms.B,
thank you for skyping with us.I had a fun time with you,and I learned alot from you.And I loved the sea floor cafe.My faverite one was the cocunut octopus.And I liked the video you posted on youtube.Poor squid,and her eggs.And I really liked the beetle poem.Good luck with random bodyparts.
Sincerly,
Sydnee.

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Yaritza
3/9/2012 00:53:13

Dear Mrs.B when i grow up i want to be a writer

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kaitlyn
3/9/2012 00:59:51

Dear Ms.b I like the video and the book hey there stinkbug.I wonder how a real octopus can do that.It looks like a coconut

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Jason F
3/10/2012 01:55:50

Dear Ms.B,

I learned a lot about writing one thing I learned is that you revise like 5 times that is a lot of revising.

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Ellie
3/10/2012 01:56:26

Dear. ms b. thank you for visting us I leard to reread after you write keep it up

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Katie
3/10/2012 01:57:22

think that it was relly cool to talk to a auther

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