I sang at Wisconsin’s New North Summit held in Green Bay. Everyone was so nice. Thank you Patty Hoffman for making me feel so special and setting it all up. Thank you Ms Seifert, Mr. Murphy, and Mr. DeKoch, it was great being on stage with you. Thank you Mr. Gordon for signing your book for me; thank you Jennifer Wilson from WBAY for your kind interview; and thank you Governor Walker for taking a minute to meet me!
We met Coach Heintz today (spelled like the ketchup but with a “t”) and I learned so much.
We did drills (z dribble, shooting, layups, passing), and played games. Coach Heintz is the greatest and he coaches the varsity team! He made our first practice so much fun.
Here are some pointers that Coach taught us:
Dribbling: I keep the ball below my hips (less time to knock it away).
Layups: 45 degree angle
Shooting: My hand is behind the ball. I square my shoulders to the hoop. My elbow is 90 degrees. My feet are shoulder width apart. My follow through is like my hand reaching for the cookie jar.
Chest pass: I step to the person I’m passing to and end with my thumbs down.
Bounce pass: Try to bounce it a little bit more than half way.
Catching: As important as passing.
Defense: I stand in an athletic stance. If I’m 1 pass away, I go between the 2 people. If I’m 2 passes away, I go to the paint. Box out means to stop the person from getting to the ball.
Post: The area under the basket (where the post used to be).
Hi, thank you everyone for your kind words today. I was at every Omro school with American Legion Post 234 and I sang to them, visiting Veterans, students and teachers. Please don’t wait until #VeteransDay 2014 to thank a veteran… and… congratulations Mrs. Fisher for earning your well-deserved Educator of the Year Award. –you’re the best!!!!
This is the best book I have ever read so far, but I think that will change when I read another book by Lynn Swanson! In the summer my love for reading started to fade. This book brought that all back! The story made me love reading 3 times more than I ever have! As I read, I felt like I was actually living the story! It was so interesting, and the descriptions of the story were so clear! This is the PERFECT book for kids 9 to 13 years old, and I understood everything! There are some tricky ballet positions that I didn’t know, but all I had to do was look at the back of the book, in the glossary! You don’t have to love dance to read this book!
I had the best time of my life with my new friends that I met with JuBriCoSa. I am so thankful for the opportunity, support, and kindness that JuBriCoSa showed me. My sister Randi was here from college, and so many friends and family members showed up to enjoy the show. I was completely surrounded by very talented people!