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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Bissonet Plaza Elementary Residency – Haunted Truth or Dare by Daniel

Haunted Truth or Dare By Daniel Ms. Mora’s fourth grade Once upon a time, there was a moose and a Rattlesnake. On Halloween night, they decided to have a Halloween party. Lion, Tiger, Bear, Moose, and Snake were playing “Truth or Dare.” While Snake was drinking a rattaccino, Lion said, “I dare Moose and Snake […] Read More

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Bissonet Plaza Elementary Residency – The Lost Key by Jamie, Curtis & Reid, Ms. McLeod’s Fifth Grade

The Lost Key By Jamie, Curtis, and Reid Ms. McLeod’s fifth grade Once upon a time, there was a T-Rex and a crawfish. They planned to make groceries at eight in the morning. When they woke up and put on some fresh clothes, T-Rex put the key in his pocket. The key fell out. T […] Read More

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Bissonet Plaza Elementary Residency Day 5 – Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Friends: Wednesday, December 12, was my last day at Bissonnet Plaza Elementary. It was a weeklong residency and I had an amazing time. My first class was Ms. Roos’ first grade class. I shared my book, Dinosaur Mardi Gras, and they made the cute T-Rex Mardi Gras masks. Adorable! My next class was Ms. Finley’s […] Read More

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Bissonet Plaza Elementary Residency Day 3 – Monday, December 10, 2012

Friends:   On Monday, my first class was Ms. Duhe’s first grade class. I was right in the middle of telling my story, Beware, Beware of the Big Bad Bear, When the fire alarm went off. We all had to evacuate the classroom. Fortunately, it was only a drill so we were all able to […] Read More

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Tangram Tales at the St. Bernard Parish Library – Saturday, November 10, 2012

Friends: Last Saturday, I was at the St. Bernard Parish library performing my Tangram Tales family workshop. It was so much fun working with the grown-ups and the kids, teaching them how to use tangrams. I taught them how to make their own tangram set, how to format the pictures with the Tangram shapes, and […] Read More

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Sacred Heart Elementary Author Visit – Friday, September 28, 2012

Friends: Last week, on Friday, I did an author visit at Academy of our Sacred Heart school in New Orleans. I saw pre-K through fourth grades and had so much fun with them! Even the itty-bitties stayed still for my stories! There was a lot of fun audience participation. I told a variety of my […] Read More

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Louisiana Children’s Museum Signing – June 2, 2012

Friends: On June 2, 2012, I was one of the authors featured at the Louisiana Children’s Museum’s new Talk and Play Literacy Center. It is built to resemble a Louisiana swamp, complete with a Cajun cottage. There is a stage for kids to dress up and act out stories. (Little Red Riding Hood courtesy of […] Read More

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