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Author deGroat at Freeman

Author deGroat at Freeman We moan and groan when we have to re-write a paper one time. Imagine rewriting twenty times! According to author/illustrator Diane deGroat, that is what happens when she is writing a picture book. deGroat was at Freeman on Thursday, October 16th. She talked to students about the numerous rewrites it takes until a book is the finished project. She also walked the students through the process of putting a book together once it is written. It takes about a year for a book to go through writing and processing before it hits the bookshelves. deGroat is the author and illustrator of the Gilbert books, the . . . read more

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Apple Time in Kindergarten!

Apple Time   Did Johnny Appleseed really wear a pot on his head?  The Freeman Kindergarten classes learned about Johnny Appleseed in September and October and discussed which facts might be real and which might be fantasy.  We also used describing words to tell how apples looked and taste, making two classroom books with our words.   To celebrate all our learning we had an apple party.  Mrs. Marker’s class made applesauce and Mrs. Israelson’s class made apple crisp both from . . . read more

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Authors, Books, and Reading

Literature has been a big part of Freeman Elementary in October.  We ended the month of September with a very successful Book Fair, hosted in the Media Center on Grandparents Day.  It was our most successful book fair yet!  Be sure to be on the lookout for some exciting events connected with our spring book fair in February including a school wide event designed for families.   On October 16th, we had a visit from the author, Diane deGroat who traveled all the way from Massachusetts to read to the Freeman . . . read more


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