Congratulations!

Congratulations to Pam Curcio!

Pam won “The Treasure Chest Mysteries,” book two: The Jade Serpent in my Amazon giveaway.

Thank you to all who entered to win.

I hope you enjoyed the holidays, surrounded by friends, family and lots of laughter.

After an active, five days with family, I am happily back to writing; working on the outline of Book Three: The Black Tortoise.  Having a couple weeks (total) off from teaching has given me the opportunity to go for great hikes and ponder the possibilities for Koen and Titanus as they venture off to the exotic country of Vietnam.

Tomorrow I am back to teaching my amazing fifth graders.  As we begin to explore the building of our nation through looking at the construction of our Constitution and Bill of Rights, my kiddos will also be starting a biography project focused on our founding fathers and mothers.  They will research and write a biographical essay on their randomly chosen founder, develop a bio-poem and then rap it out, in full costume for their second grade buddies.  Should be fun and entertaining.   We also will be continuing our service-learning project but changing up the focus to water conservation, cleanliness and who gets access.

Should be fun!

Have a great January everyone.  It’s going to be a great year.

~ Gretchen

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