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Cabbage Patch Campers Go Bananas at Launch Party

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Cabbage Patch Campers Go Bananas at Launch Party

Baxter's Corner and Cabbage Patch Settlement House hosted a launch party to celebrate the completion of GOING BANANAS IN SPACE, a story written by 11 youth at the Patch’s Young Storyteller Camp this week. The youth collaborated on the story and provided illustrations. From the history of storytelling to the elements of a good story, the campers explored plot and character development, scene details, word choice and editing. Local illustrator, Mary Ellen Stottmann (Chief Crayon) and author, Linda Baker (Chief Pencil), co-owners of Baxter’s Corner, led daily workshop sessions, assisted the young storytellers/illustrators, and coordinated printing of a 40-page booklet...

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Baxter's Corner Exhibits at Annual KCTE Conference in Covington

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Baxter's Corner Exhibits at Annual KCTE Conference in Covington

Baxter's Corner met with educators from the state as an exhibitor at the annual Kentucky Council of Teachers of English and Language Arts conference held in Covington, Ky, February 22-23, 2013. More than 200 English teachers from across the state, representing all levels -- kindergarten through graduate school -- gathered for sessions highlighting creativity and innovation in teaching and learning. "It was a great opportunity to meet with teachers, particularly those of kindergarten and elementary students," said Linda Baker, co-founder of Baxter's Corner. "Through the conference sessions we learned about the challenges educators face and the opportunities for innovation in the...

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First-grader inspires new book, ALLY ALONE and meets Miss America's father

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First-grader inspires new book, ALLY ALONE and meets Miss America's father

When my friend, a first-grade teacher, told me about one of her students who was experiencing the challenges of having a parent in prison, I was inspired to develop a story with a character who was in that situation. In ALLY ALONE, young Ally the Alligator is embarrassed because her dad cannot attend Donuts with Dads day at school. Her dad broke the rules of the swamp and had to leave for awhile and Ally considers lying to cover his absence. But her wise teacher Mr. McBoom, points out that Ally isn't the only student without a dad at home,...

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