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June 10, 2015
by Denise Krebs
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Bilbies Coming to Bahrain

Thanks to Mr. Ross Mannell, retired teacher and blog post commenter extraordinaire, we took part in a drawing on his blog called Extended Comments for Students.

Our comment was the second one here on his post about bilbies. Lucky number 2 was drawn, matching our comment in the second position, so we won this packet of surprises from Australia. We will be excited to learn all about these interesting animals next school term. You can see the items we will get for our classroom in the picture below.

Used with permission from Ross Mannell

Image used with permission from Ross Mannell

Thank you so much to our friend Mr. Mannell!

June 5, 2011
by Denise Krebs
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Good-bye, Stanleys! We loved having you!

Flat Stanley Poster

Finally, we have all said good-bye to Stanleys belonging to Mrs. Howlin’s class and shipped them back to New South Wales. We had lots of fun with them. They were kept busy here in Iowa. Here are a few photos of their adventures, plus a special video for Jorja.

Checking out the compost pile, which includes compostable plastic.

Checking out the compost pile, which includes compostable plastic.

On the neighbor's swing set

On the neighbor's swing set

Grace with Jorja's and Meghan with Angus' Flat Stanleys

Grace with Jorja's and Meghan with Angus' Flat Stanleys

May 13, 2011
by Denise Krebs
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Flat Stanley Came For a Visit

Welcome, Stanley, all the way from New South Wales, Australia! Mrs. Howlin’s Year 3 and 4 students sent us nine sturdy Stanleys. They came in a mailer with photos, drawings, and stories.

Since we only have four more days of school before summer break, we got busy entertaining them and introducing them to our Iowa school. Here is a video that shows some of their adventures today.

The students also took them home for the weekend to experience life on the farm, high school graduation parties, traveling, and all the other busy details of a junior higher weekend.

I can’t wait to find out what they do this weekend.

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