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Writing Craze

As some of you know, I have begun taking online classes in pursuit of my MFA in Creative Writing. This endeavor has pushed me to write a LOT this summer. The summer is half gone, but I have written a chapter of Aloha Spirit, started a new flying horse book, written a short story and… Continue reading Writing Craze

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Last Day of School

  Every year, the last day of school comes as a surprise. I prepare for it for months, planning activities to keep the students entertained while the clock ticks down, but it's still a surprise when it arrives. By fifth grade, the students know the year is over when grades close so everything after that… Continue reading Last Day of School

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Summer Writing

The weather is finally warming up and summer vacation will be here soon.  Parents and children alike will be looking for things to do to keep those long summer days busy--in between vacations and trips to the beach and pool parties and movies of course! I know some parents enroll their kids in computer camp… Continue reading Summer Writing