Author Archives: Susan Apps-Bodilly

Mom’s Sewing Machine

It’s year 2 of our “Disney Musicals in Schools” grant in coordination with the Overture Center for the Arts in Madison, WI.   Along with 5 other staff members from my school,  we are in week 17 of rehearsal for … Continue reading

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Spring Hope

Is there anything better than a classroom window sill filled with cups of soil and seeds? We planted corn seeds and pea seeds as part of our math curriculum. We will measure and compare the plants as they grow. Every … Continue reading

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Meet My Family Inspires Writing

My second grade students were honored to receive an autographed copy of Laura Purdie Salas’ newest book – Meet My Family – Animal Babies and Their Families. The book is illustrated by Stephanie Fizer Coleman. In the book, twenty baby animals introduce … Continue reading

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Meet My Family – by Laura Purdie Salas

I am very excited to be part of Laura Purdie Salas’  Blog Tour to celebrate and spread the word about her newest book called Meet My Family, Animal Babies and Their Families. We will read this nonfiction book to learn … Continue reading

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Sharing Our Writing

During second quarter, second graders study information writing. Students learn to research a topic, write an interesting introduction, use facts and definitions, develop points and provide a conclusion. The best part about writing . . .is reading the final products … Continue reading

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Growth Mindset – Are We Pears Yet?

I was honored to receive an advanced copy edition of Miranda Paul’s book Are We Pears Yet? earlier this summer. The official release date is September 19th, 2017. I am planning to use this book with my second graders during … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Public Radio – Larry Mueller Show Strawberry sandwiches, cherries and chickens were just part of the conversation on today’s Larry Mueller show on Wisconsin Public Radio. My Dad, Jerry Apps, and I talked about our new cookbook – Old Farm Country Cookbook – Recipes, Menus, … Continue reading

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