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What is Family Fun Night?

Family Fun Night is around the corner.  It feels like summer has just begun and you know what that means… School will be starting back soon.

It’s an unchangeable fact of nature like the tide, the setting sun and the missing sock.  Soon that first Fall breeze will blow through the air and the summer life as we know it will begin to change…Summer is fun but it tends to disperse people as the habit of going to school is put on the back burner.

So what’s the solution? 

Family Fun Night

Family Fun Night

May I suggest the “Family Fun Night Back to School Event“?

A night of laughter, fun, comradery and encouragement.

Family Nights can be wildly successful!  I have some time-tested strategies, ideas and tips on how to make this happen at your location.

Click on “Family Fun Night,” and to view some exciting ideas right now!

Kids Laughing at Family Fun Night

Family Fun Night

Funny Things Kids Say

A student once complained to me that another student called him the E word. I didn’t know what it was so I asked, and the student replied, “Idiot.”        —Lana G.

“You’re pretty for an old person.”    —Christy T.

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A FUNNY Lesson to Live By

“The face of a child can say so much, especially the mouth part of the face.” 

 Jack Handy
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Fun-E-Notes

If you would like to read more, sign-up for my bi-monthly Fun-E-Notes.  This short email is sent out twice a month on Tuesdays.

It usually contains some interesting news about the teachers, librarians, parents and/or students I meet during my travels.  It also includes Wacky Wordles, Book Talks, Funny Quotes from Kids, Life Lessons and more!

I will never share/sell your information.  And, of course, you may unsubscribe at any time.  Come on, join the fun!

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2022-10-21T10:36:31-04:00Tuesday, August 9, 2022|

Drew Barrymore Has a Twin?

Does Drew Barrymore have a twin sister?  I had the wonderful opportunity to kick off the Summer Reading Program at Chilhowie Public Library. Hopper and I presented the NEW Set Sail show. We had a great turn out and a terrific audience. Heather Carter was an amazing host and may also be the secret twin sister to Drew Barrymore.

Does Drew Barrymore Have a Twin?

Heather Carter, Steve and Hopper

Funny Things Kids Say

“Oh I can’t wear my new glasses in your class because it’s math. The doctor said they are just for reading.”     —Debra D.

While watching a Walking with Dinosaurs video, a student said to me, “Is this actual footage?”          —Cate W.

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“ No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.”         

 Abraham Lincoln

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Magical Reading Shows

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Fun-E-Notes

If you would like to read more, sign-up for my bi-monthly Fun-E-Notes.  This short email is sent out twice a month on Tuesdays.

It usually contains some interesting news about the teachers, librarians, parents and/or students I meet during my travels.  It also includes Wacky Wordles, Book Talks, Funny Quotes from Kids, Life Lessons and more!

I will never share/sell your information.  And, of course, you may unsubscribe at any time.  Come on, join the fun!

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2022-10-21T10:34:09-04:00Tuesday, August 2, 2022|

Well, I’m Red in the Face!

Well, I’m red in the face.  After a recent performance of the Set Sail reading show a grandmother stopped by with her grand kids to meet Hopper the Magic Rabbit!  Her words made me blush!  She said, “That was a fabulous show!  The best I have seen in a long time!”  It is always humbling but also wonderful to get positive unsolicited feedback!  And yes, it can make me turn library red!  You know, everything in the library should be “read” – especially the books. :)

Well, I'm red in the face!

Funny Things Kids Say

I was asking some of my students if they’d ever gone apple picking, and one of my PreK girls responded with, “No, my car only goes to the supermarket.”

—Tiz N.

“How do you spell UFO?”     —Jennifer C.

“You aren’t mean like some of kids say, you’re just loud!”    —Mary D. 

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A FUNNY Lesson to Live By

“To be successful in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funny bone.”

 Reba McEntire
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Fun-E-Notes

If you would like to read more, sign-up for my bi-monthly Fun-E-Notes.  This short email is sent out twice a month on Tuesdays.

It usually contains some interesting news about the teachers, librarians, parents and/or students I meet during my travels.  It also includes Wacky Wordles, Book Talks, Funny Quotes from Kids, Life Lessons and more!

I will never share/sell your information.  And, of course, you may unsubscribe at any time.  Come on, join the fun!

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2022-10-19T20:00:59-04:00Tuesday, July 26, 2022|

I Didn’t See This Coming!

I launched my NEW Set Sail reading show in May.  I was so happy to make a return visit to one of my favorite schools:  Rocky River Elementary in Mooresville, NC.  We always have a great time together, but I didn’t see this coming!  One of the teachers shared this comment about her Pre-K son Evan:

Evan just informed me that the magic boy named Pirate Steve came to school today and showed him some cool magic tricks and new books about treasure. I’m so glad that he got to see the show! He LOVED it!

Who knew?  Magic Boy?  Pirate Steve?  I think I like it!  :)

Evan Loves Magic Boy - Pirate Steve!

The Set Sail show has a Pirate?

Evan saw Magic Boy - Pirate Steve at School today!

Funny Things Kids Say

“You’re pretty for an old person.”  

—Christy T.

“I used to write my name in cursive. Now I just write it in English.” 

—Monty P.

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A FUNNY Lesson to Live By

“Age is of no importance unless you’re a cheese.”

~ Billie Burke
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Fun-E-Notes

If you would like to read more, sign-up for my bi-monthly Fun-E-Notes.  This short email is sent out twice a month on Tuesdays.

It usually contains some interesting news about the teachers, librarians, parents and/or students I meet during my travels.  It also includes Wacky Wordles, Book Talks, Funny Quotes from Kids, Life Lessons and more!

I will never share/sell your information.  And, of course, you may unsubscribe at any time.  Come on, join the fun!

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2022-10-16T15:29:40-04:00Tuesday, July 19, 2022|

Why My Wife Left Me Today!

My wife left me today?  Actually, it is NOT what you are thinking.  Mary, my wife, left for Georgia to visit and assist with care of her 92-year old mother.  I remained here to perform six Summer Reading shows in North Carolina.

We love our moms!  This past spring, I visited Breckenridge Elementary School in Fincastle, VA . It was their first live assembly in two years (due to COVID). We celebrated with Marcy Wohlford (librarian) and the fantastic students and staff during Read Across America week! I presented the Salute to Seuss magic show! I was so pleased to have my 92-year old mother spend the day with me. She is my biggest fan!  Over the years she has made most of the table drapes, curtains and cloth magic props that appear in my shows.  Thanks Mom!

My Wife Left Me Today

Breckenridge Elementary School in Fincastle, VA

Steve Somers, Eva Somers, Marcy Wohlford and Hopper

Funny Things Kids Say

Teacher: “Do you like to do your homework in the morning, after school, or at night?”
Student: “Well…my mom does my homework…so I don’t even know how to answer this question!”

—Robin W.

“I don’t know my ancestors because I’m only 8, but when you were alive during the Pilgrim time did YOU know my ancestors?”

—Sarah E.

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A FUNNY Lesson to Live By

“It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance.”

– Thomas Sowell

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Magical Reading Shows

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Electronic Press Kit

Fun-E-Notes

If you would like to read more, sign-up for my bi-monthly Fun-E-Notes.  This short email is sent out twice a month on Tuesdays.

It usually contains some interesting news about the teachers, librarians, parents and/or students I meet during my travels.  It also includes Wacky Wordles, Book Talks, Funny Quotes from Kids, Life Lessons and more!

I will never share/sell your information.  And, of course, you may unsubscribe at any time.  Come on, join the fun!

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2022-10-16T15:30:24-04:00Tuesday, July 12, 2022|
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