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Pricing School Visits: YIKES!

Dear Kim (and friends!),

Yikes.
Oh boy.
Holy moly.
I am not ready for THIS...



I should clarify.
The visit.
The actual school visit.
I AM SO READY FOR THAT. As a former classroom teacher, literacy coach, and school director, this is my dream, baby. Taking a book that I wrote and using all of the teachery wonderfulness from my years in the classroom- yes and YES! Sign me up. (No, really, sign me up.)

I've made teacher guides.
Book-pairing lists. (Thanks, Bookish Ambition for getting me started.)
I have a flyer detailing the assembly and workshops.
I've painted thousands of rocks for the pre-k to grade 2 art projects and bound hundreds of journals for the grades 3-5 book making.


Kids have even practiced the activities.



All is good, right?
Until the first phone call with a PTA president. And she says, "How much do you charge?"

Pause.
Pause.
Sweaty.
Pause.

"Hello, Ms. Green Myers. Are you there?"

I'm here, but barely. In all of my prep: Book lists. Activitie…