Roachpunzel by Dasia, Amben, Mya and Jakhyri

  Once upon a time, there lived a princess named Roachpunzel. She lived in a far east village in New York City. She had long, long blonde hair and wore a beautiful purple dress.   Misty, the evil squirrel witch, trapped Roachpunzel at the top of a skyscraper.   “I wish I could stroll in […] Read More

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Caldwell Middle School Author Residency Day 4 – Thursday, January 10, 2013

  Friends:   Today was Day 4 of my 5 day writing residency at Caldwell Middle School through a grant administered by Story Tapestries and the Houma Regional Arts Council. Today, the students focused on finishing their stories if they hadn’t already and writing their final drafts. They did superb work and I was ecstatic […] Read More

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Caldwell Middle School Author Residency Day 3 – Wednesday, January 9, 2013

  Friends:   Today was day three of my writing residency at Caldwell Middle School through a grant administered by Story Tapestries and the Houma Regional Arts Council. The students were given a rubric to follow. Each story was required to have:   * A beginning, middle and end * Interesting characters * Dialogue * […] Read More

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Caldwell Middle School Author Residency Day 2 – Tuesday, January 8, 2013

  Friends:   Today was the second day of my writing residency at Caldwell middle school through a grant administered by Story Tapestries and the Houma Regional Arts Council.     Today, the students began brainstorming story ideas using story prompts that included two animal characters and a situation. First, I modeled the brainstorming process […] Read More

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Caldwell Middle School Author Residency Day 1 – Monday, January 7, 2013

  Friends:   Today was my first day at Caldwell Middle School doing a writing residency with the fourth grade students. First, I taught the students how to make a six page book out of a single sheet of paper using origami, the Japanese art of paper-folding.     Using my book, The Little “Read” […] Read More

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Author Visit at Caldwell Middle School – Friday, January 4, 2013

  Friends:   On Friday, January 4, I did an author visit at Caldwell Middle School in Shriever, Louisiana through Story Tapestries and a grant through the Houma Regional Arts Council. I began my show with the story of The Cajun Cornbread Boy. The fourth and fifth grade students in the audience really had fun […] Read More

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Assumption Parish Library Workshop and Performance – Thursday, January 3, 2013

  Friends:   On Thursday, January 3, 2013, I had a professional development workshop and performance at the Assumption Parish Library through story tapestries and the Houma Regional Arts Council decentralized arts funding program. From 9 a.m. to noon, I taught the librarians a professional development workshop. I did my “Handmade Tales” workshop.     […] Read More

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Bissonet Plaza Elementary Residency – Santa’s Magical Beans by Holly

Santa’s Magic Beans By Holly Ms. McLeod’s class Once upon a time, there was a penguin named Angel. She lived in the North Pole and she worked for Santa. Then one day, she met a rhinoceros named Jade. Jade was too heavy and fell in the ice. Santa came out of his workshop and said, […] Read More

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Bissonet Plaza Elementary Residency – The Magical Beans by Logan

The Magical Beans By Logan Ms. Mora’s fourth grade Once upon a time, there was a duck named Lazy Steve and a dolphin named Destiny. Lazy Steve and Destiny went to a restaurant. As they were eating, the waiter said, “It will be $5.95.” So Destiny handed the waiter the money but the money fell […] Read More

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Bissonet Plaza Elementary Residency – Little Red Riding Fish by Noemis

Little Red Riding Fish By Noemis Ms. Moras fourth grade Once upon a time, there lived a fish. He was swimming through a rain forest to visit grandma’s house. An eagle jumped out and said, “I will eat you little fish. I will eat you!” The fish said, “I can’t talk to strangers!” So, the […] Read More

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