The considerable effort at organizing our recently unboxed wordly posessions continues. Although I tried to go through a lot of our belongings on the Vermont end of things, the reality was that as the move loomed closer and closer, I just ran out of time to be as conscientious and thoughtful about what to bring and what to giveaway as I had hoped.
But, this turns out to be a good thing. Well, for you anyway. Because one of the discoveries that I made as I was unpacking last week was a stack of extra copies of Henry and Mudge titles from my days teaching small literacy groups. There are four different titles represented, and I think that I have enough copies to give away sets of the four books to three interested parties. So, if you would like to fortify your Cynthia Rylant collection a bit (always a recommended course of action, if you ask me) simply leave a comment on this post. I'll pull numbers out of the proverbial hat 'round about Friday or so, and then email folks to get mailing addresses for sending the books. Thanks to all who entered! I'll be in touch with the winners, Christen, Sandra, and Liz via email.
In other news, I have a post up on the Playful Learning blog at the moment. It is an easy recipe for gluten-free play clay, and we are finding that the stuff works great for all kinds of sculpture and model building activities. The clay will be making another appearance (as part of a larger project) in the Alphabet Glue 2013 Summer Science Special, which I am hoping to have ready next Monday, July 1st.