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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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Robins, Worms and Spring Mud

The robins have returned to our spring playground. We learned the song “Rockin Robin” and watched videos of the original black and white version by Bobby Day and the one Michael Jackson sang. We also had a wet, recess day … Continue reading

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Back to School

The first two weeks of school are filled with many activities to “get to know” students. Some students know each other from previous years, but things in a new room are always different. As an educator, I am required to … Continue reading

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Hay Lake School, Washington County, Minnesota

About 40 area visitors attended my book talk on August 23rd as part of the “Hay Lake School Speaker Series”. Hay Lake School, near Scandia,Minnesota, is part of the Washington County Historical Society. This beautiful, brick, one room school has … Continue reading

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Reed School

This past Saturday, I gave a book talk at Reed School, a Wisconsin Historic Site. It was great fun to give a talk about one room schools IN a one room school. Alan Hanson,  – Historic Site Coordinator and Barb, … Continue reading

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