Lisa Perovich, accompanied by her Greyhound, Boone, read the book, “Muddy Paws,” to the youngsters who attended Books with Boone on Tuesday. Then, they got muddy themselves by planting seeds, pictured at right. Pictured from left to right are Hans Peterson, Landon Marsicek, Chris Marsicek, Kenlyn Marsicek, Boone and Perovich.
Lloyd talks to students as they work on an art project.
Lloyd signs one of her books for one of her classmates and friends.
Maple Lake native Donna (Wurm) Lloyd visited Maple Lake Library to present her program, “Reading and Writing for Everyone” on Monday. Lloyd is an author, educator and photographer who has written a series of books, featuring her photos, to engage young readers. Her books were available for parents, children and educators. Lloyd shared activities with the children who attended. She also shared ideas and resources for supporting y oung readers, as well as information on the writing and publishing process. Children were able to examine bugs like the ones featured in Lloyd’s books and also did several bug-related activities.
They had been aThose attending Preschool Storytime were Elijah Mueller, Dylan Hennen, Kalli Hennen, Kenna Hennen, Emma McAlpine, Kode Maresh, Kallan Maresh, Evan Geyen, Savannah Geyen, Maci Geyen, Kora Hiltner, Devon Hiltner, Ryan Fertig, Madison Fertig, Emily Kunkel, Ben Kunkel, Payton Schwindel, Lucas Schwindel, Clark Hawkinson, Oliver Hawkinson, Finnegan Paulson, Ryder Dettwiler, Colton Klatt, Alexandra Krauze, Jackson Krauze, Ben Ogram, Ellie Ogram, Ellie Jude, Emma Jude, Mady Lind, Riley Jude, Alyssa Jude, Jill Sherwood, Larson Melgaard and Isabelle Melgaard.
Thirty five children and 12 adults had fun “playing on the farm” at the library preschool storytime on July 10.
Marie Mavencamp read Doreen Cronin’s silly story, “Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type,” The children had fun trying to figure what the animals would do next.
Maple Lake Elementary was honored as an Exemplar Sustaining PBIS School (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) for their Irish Pride program at the State Conference in June by the Minnesota Department of Education. Pictured with State Commissioner of Education Brenda Cassellius, left, and MDE staff member Eric Kloos, right, are MLE Principal Kris Harlan, Trish Ludwig, Lisa Weninger and Becky Nies, who received the award on behalf of th PBIS team and MLE.
Hans Peterson, Kenlyn Marsicek, Landon Marsicek, Ben Ogram and Ellie Ogram joined Lisa Perovich and her greyhound, Boone, at the Maple Lake Library on Tuesday to listen to a story, play a game, draw, write and practice their reading skills. Area children are invited to join Perovich and Boone from 10 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 15.