Friday, April 8, 2011

Wadena-Deer Creek Elementary School

On Thursday, April 7, Nancy and I left at 5:30 AM to drive to Wadena-Deer Creek Elementary School and arrived a little before 9:00. The greeting we received from the office staff made us feel welcome, and the principal, Mr. Rutten, took time to show us around while he explained how they are coping with space after last summer's tornado which demolished the high school. They adjusted by shifting grades to other buildings and renting another whole building. They've met the challenge, but it wasn't easy.
The sign outside the media center made Nancy and I feel really welcome and eager to begin.

Above, first graders listen intently to the story If I Were a Farmer: Nancy's Adventure, and
below, they all turn to wave to Nancy after I show them her picture from the dedication page in the book.

Likewise for the kindergarten students in the two pictures below.
 The picture of Nancy on the dedication page with her kitty Dusty is more clear in the bottom picture than on the first picture of this article.

The picture of Nancy and her kitty Dusty projected on the screen in the picture below was taken in 1956.

Once again, Nancy and I had fun meeting great kids and great staff. We sold books and listened to stories. We thank the Principal Rutten and the staff for having us visit Wadena-Deer Creek Elementary School, and we especially thank Media Specialist Loni Niles for inviting us and arranging our visit.
Hope you have us back soon.

Photographs by Nancy A. Fredrickson

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