Caldwell Middle School Residency Day 5 – Friday, January 11, 2013

 Friends:Friday, January 11, 2013 was day five and the final day of my residency at Caldwell Middle School through a grant administered by Story Tapestries and the Houma Regional Arts Council.It was such a fun day. All of the stories that the students wrote in their teams were shared in class. I gave out awards […] Read More

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The Big Bad Breakdown by Tate, Axel, Danajae and Lucien

  There once lived a chicken named Cluckette and a giraffe named Robbie. They were heading out to Hawaii when their car broke down on a deserted desert road.   “Just great! The car broke down and I didn’t bring my tools with me!” complained Cluckette.   “I think there are some spare tools 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 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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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 – 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 War of the Three Headed Dragon and Dinosaurs by Melaysia, Vanessa, Cameron & Cyrus

The War of the Three Headed Dragon and Dinosaurs By Melaysia, Vanessa, Cameron, and Cyrus Ms. Brumfield’s fifth grade, morning class 6 million years ago, there were two dinosaurs. Their names were Rexamillion and Pterodactyl. There was also a three headed dragon who was evil. Nobody liked him. He was so evil, but he made […] 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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