Wee-Bots and Junior-Bots Unite!

July 8, 2010 | 826 Blog Post

You asked for it, and you’re getting it. In response to the twenty or so emails I got from parents of wee ones wanting more programming for the under-eights, I am proud, happy, and quite excited to announce:

Drop-in Writing Time for Wee-Bots!
Taught by 826michigan volunteers and the Kindergarten Brigade
Ages 6-7
Tuesdays from 4-5pm, July 13, July 20, and July 27.
This workshop is a drop-in program, so no pre-registration is necessary: just come when you can!

This brand-new, on-going drop-in program seeks to serve our youngest writers, ages six and seven, and will meet in the 826basement. Come and play with stories and express yourself on the page. Writing help is on hand to support you with thinking of topics, telling an idea over several pages, and dancing with the pen. We might get a bit silly; come prepared to snicker.

Taught in part by the one-and-only Mary Roderique, who loves 826 so much her birthday is 8/26, this new program is sure to be a blast. In addition to being the mother of pretty much the cutest toddler I’ve ever seen, Mary is the owner of our beloved Colby the service dog, and there is a *pretty good* chance that Colby might stop by to say hello, be petted and snuggled, and try to nose around in the trash cans. Here are Mary and Colby at the workshop they co-taught last night:

This is a pilot program, of course, so we’re giving it three sessions. IF it is overwhelmingly successful, IF the teachers love doing it, IF Mary Roderique in particular is happy, IF the students are delightfully engaged, well then, very likely that will be extended. We’ll keep you posted! Hope to see you and your wee-bots on Tuesday!

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