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Chamberlin Writers Rock!

Earlier this spring, I spent a fantastic day working with 4th and 5th grade writers at Chamberlin School in South Burlington.  They wanted to learn about researching and writing historical fiction, so I brought in research materials and primary source documents, as well as some 18th century artifact replicas for a little experimental archaeology.  We […]

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Thank you, Chamberlin School!

I spent a fabulous day with the 4th and 5th graders at Chamberlin School in South Burlington earlier this week.  Their amazing librarian, Cally Flickinger, even set up a special blog so we could chat a little online before my visit.   I did a large group presentation for each grade level; both went long because […]

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I’m baking tonight…

Nope – not chocolate chip cookies, even though I love them.  Not brownies or cupcakes.  My oven is loaded with hardtack! Hardtack, also called ship’s bread, is a very hard, dry cracker or biscuit that was a staple of the Revolutionary War sailor’s diet.  Made with just flour, water, and sometimes salt, it’s incredibly cheap, […]

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