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 – 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 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 – 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 – Little Blue Riding Fish by Alexis

Little Blue Riding Fish By Alexis Ms. Mora’s fourth grade class Once upon a time, a little blue fish was swimming to his grandmothers house. He was stopped by big bad eagle. “Well hello yumm… I, I, I mean little blue fish. What are you doing?” “I am going to my grandmother’s house. She is […] 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 Artist Residency Day 4 – December 10, 2012

Friends: Today was my fourth day at Bissonnet Plaza Elementary. My first visit was actually an assembly program for pre-K and kindergarten classes. It was held in the cafeteria and the students and I had so much fun. I performed Beware, Beware of the Big Bad Bear, Dinosaur Mardi Gras, and “Bandana Man.” The little […] Read More

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