We host an Author’s Tea once a month. Teachers select two students in their classroom to come to the cafeteria and share something special that they have written with adult listeners. The whole purpose is for students to see themselves as authors and true writers! Writing is such a critical part of the learning process, and as a campus, we celebrate the writing that we do in the building. We invite district personnel to come and assist us with the adult listening piece. This is great because it allows many who are not on campuses routinely a good reason to come to the campus and be with students. We set the cafeteria up with 12 tables with 8 students each. We preset the table with a muffin and apple juice. We also give each student a certificate for attending. This is done when they come down and the adult listener just writes their name on the certificate. The whole thing takes about 20 minutes and the students love it and feel honored by having others listen to their writing. The hope is that every student will get a chance to share at an Author’s Tea.