Thanksgiving: Thursday, November 27, 2008

Friends: My mom called me less than a week before Thanksgiving and asked me to host. Being the dutiful daughter and one who loves to cook and entertain, I agreed. Preparation began a couple days before with all the shopping, cooking, cleaning and decorating. Fortunately, I had great help. My brother’s three little girls (Camrynn […] 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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Craft: Turkey Wooden Spoon Puppet; Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Turkey Wooden Spoon Puppet Supplies: Large wooden spoon Construction paper (for feathers, beak and wattle) Scissors Glue gun Large googly eyes Markers Directions: Color the flat side of a large wooden spoon with a brown marker. Color slightly down the handle for the turkey’s neck. On four different colored sheets of construction paper (yellow, orange, […] Read More

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