Craft: Lap Top Box Puppet Theater; Sunday, November 16, 2008

Lap Top Box Puppet Theater I learned this method from a school librarian in Houston when I lived there after Katrina. Take a box large enough to sit comfortably on your lap. Cut off the top and the back of the box leaving only the bottom, two sides, and the front. Decorate the front of […] Read More

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New Jersey Association of School Librarians Conference 11-14 & 11-15-08

Friends: I arrived in East Brunswick, New Jersey on Thursday, November 13, 2008 at the Hilton Hotel for the New Jersey Association of School Librarians Conference. After signing books at the Libraries Unlimited booth, I went to dinner with Debby Laboon (Libraries Unlimited’s Authors Respresentative) and Anne Scharff (Greenwood Press’ Sales Representative). We met Judy […] Read More

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Eliana’s First Reconciliation

Friends, On Saturday, February 23, 2008, Eliana, my 7 year old, had her First Reconciliation. In the Catholic faith, this is when children first confess their sins and receive their penance. All the second graders looked so sweet, girls in their Sunday best and boys in little suits. The ceremony was held at the church […] Read More

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