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Sand Dollar Summer Book Projects

WESTWOOD Elementary, Mrs. Barbara Garringer

What a class! What a teacher! 

Dioramas, Film strips, book covers, oh my!


Plymouth Elementary

43 students from Mrs. Cahoon's Plymouth Elementary School started from Rye, New Hampshire on a memorable overnight visit to Star Island, one of the Isles of Shoals.


The overnight program began with a great boat trip. Upon arrival, we did a writing exercise on the lawn of the historic Star Island Family Conference and Retreat Center.

After dinner, we headed down to the beach and had smores around a bonfire while Kim read Chapter 4 of Sand Dollar Summer

There is nothing better than smores around a bonfire at the beach!



But that wasn't all!  After the bonfire, we had a dance complete with lights and our own DJ, Jeff. And then we all went outside and hunted for constellations under the starlit sky. What a day! What a night!


The Inspiration for BABE in SAND DOLLAR SUMMER

Inspiration comes in all shapes and sizes and species...

Here's Baloo, our Newfoundland who was the inspiration for Babe in Sand Dollar Summer. He lived to be 14 years old! As his headstone says, he was The Best Beast in the East.

 Midlothian Mother/Daughter Book Club

An amazing cake, made for the Midlothian, Virginia Mother Daughter book club when they were discussing Sand Dollar Summer!