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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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Authors’ Advice for a Better Writing Life: Read Widely by Marci Glaus

Originally posted on Nerdy Book Club:
In an attempt to capture the recursive, complex, messy process we call writing, I started asking authors from my state to do something extremely awkward. I asked them to allow me, and sometimes a…

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Wisconsin Writes

“Writers invite teachers and students into their writing process.” The English Language Arts Division of The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction is involved in a project that helps students understand the writing process. Students watch videos of Wisconsin authors talk … Continue reading

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Children’s Writing Workshop

This past Saturday, I led a writing workshop for children – ages 7-12 in Edgerton, WI. The workshop attendees were very interested in the writing process and some brought samples of their own stories to share! We had lots of … Continue reading

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What is old is new again!

This is a 1916 L C Smith Typewriter. This weekend, I attended an Arts Fair in Waupaca, WI. They had lots of fun activities for children – drawing, working with clay, and dancing to live music. One activity area had … Continue reading

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Verona Senior Center Memories

In the summer, it’s fun to think about school years of the past. The group that came on a recent Friday morning to the Verona Senior Center was more than happy to share their memories from their own one room … Continue reading

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