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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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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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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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