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Thank You, Brenna!

What happens when a middle-schooler with a voracious appetite for reading realizes there are children in her city that don’t have books of their own?  An avalanche of books for Chesapeake’s Kids, that’s what! Gayle Walch heard about our book project in her Sunday School class at Great Bridge United Methodist …

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Thank you Kellie, Tracy and Fauquier County!

Since we started Chesapeake’s Kids, we have been constantly amazed at the generosity of the people of Chesapeake.  However, recently, we have been made aware of two angels working on our behalf all the way up in Northern Virginia! Tracy and Kellie Rice live in Warrenton, Virginia.  After hearing of Chesapeake’s Kids from a friend …

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Many Thanks to the United Methodist Women of Great Bridge United Methodist Church!

The United Methodist Women of Great Bridge United Methodist Church made a generous donation to Chesapeake’s Kids that allowed us to purchase book shelves.  Prior to that, we had no place to store the books we were collecting for the book drives.  Thanks to their kindness, we now have three tall …

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Thank You to the Dorsey Family!

A huge thank-you goes out to Peggy and Willie Dorsey of Jacksonville, Florida, formerly of Chesapeake, Virginia.  Prior to their move, Peggy and Willie graciously donated three boxes of children’s books that will be used in our next book distribution.  Thank you for remembering Chesapeake’s Kids!

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We Did It!!

We held our first book fair on Wednesday at Camelot Elementary School.  We brought 1500 books and allowed the 550 students of Camelot Elementary to select two books to take home for summer.  The children were so excited and so appreciative.  We had a few lessons learned (next time, bring …

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My Fourth-Graders and “The Little Prince”

As a substitute in a Title 1 elementary school, I take every opportunity I can find to expose my students to great literary works.  Currently, a fourth grade class I am working in is taking a journey through the pages of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry”s The Little Prince.  Since it is …

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