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 Day 2 – Friday, December 7, 2012

  Friends:   On Friday, I visited Bissonnet Plaza Elementary School for the second day of my artist residency. I visit the school every year and I just love it. My first class was Ms. Mora’s fourth grade students. Using my upcoming book, The Little “Read” Hen, I teach them the elements of writing from […] Read More

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Bissonet Plaza Elementary 2012 Residency Day 1 – Wednesday, December 6, 2012

  Friends:   Today was the first day of my annual artist residency visit to Bissonnet Plaza Elementary school. I will be at the school for five days, teaching the steps of writing to third through fifth grades, and sharing stories and a craft with the lower grades. My first visit was to Ms. Morrow’s […] Read More

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Klein ISD, Texas Tour – October 21-26, 2012

Friends: This past week, I toured in Klein ISD in Houston, Texas. I had a great time in five different schools. On Monday, I visited Lemm elementary. Linda Viehe was my host and is the school’s librarian. The students were so much fun! On Tuesday, I visited Middlestadt Elementary. Rachel Bullen is the school librarian. […] 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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