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We experimented with those awesome viral toaster pastry gingerbread houses, and decided if I could make one stick together, anyone can.

toaster pastry gingerbread house base
Look for these later in the month!

In November's Middle Grade Book Club we talked about Jeff Kinney's The Deep End, and I didn't get pictures of participant drawings, which is sad! But it was a good time talking about the Heffley family's adventures. We agreed maybe Rowley is in these books because he sets a good example, and parents like him. We learned how to draw Greg and Manny, and my Greg at best looked like an angry potato. Manny is kind of recognizable, though. 

Deep End drawings

We also played a quick game of "Fortunately/Unfortunately", which involved a vacation ending with a bout of food poisoning. That was fun! 



Our StoryWalk should be going back up this weekend!


StoryWalk signs in trash can


Our StoryWalk check this morning was disheartening. We expected wind damage, but instead we found that sometime during the past couple days, the entire StoryWalk--except for the very first sign--was down. We will regroup and see what can be salvaged. To paraphrase the book we had up, you matter.  


StoryWalk signage   

11/17/20: Our first StoryWalk went up at Choate Park around the pond this past weekend. Then there was a giant windstorm! On Monday, members of the Medway Lions Club, Julie Harrington from Parks and Recreation, and Ms. Diane and Ms. Audrey (hi) from the library visited Choate Park to repair wind damage. A few signs came off the posts, and one whole post came out of the ground. The post needed a little more help to get seated properly, but we fixed the signs with no trouble. Today I went over with some volunteer StoryWalkers to see how things were holding up. Everything was in good shape.

Volunteer StoryWalker
The StoryWalker walks much faster than I do.

So far so good! We have never put together a StoryWalk before, and Ms. Diane and I learned a lot while getting the signs ready for placement. We are looking forward to the next one! But we hope this one lasts for a few months. If you get to StoryWalk, drop us a line at and let us know how you liked it.