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Maple Avenue students invite guests to see writing

Maple Avenue Elementary School fifth-graders have invited their Seniors & Students Pen Pals and members of the Hamilton Education Foundation to their school to share stories they have written throughout the school year.

The special gathering will be from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. May 28 in the Large Group Area and in fifth grade classrooms at Maple Avenue Elementary School, W240 N6059 Maple Ave., Sussex.

Throughout the year, students have corresponded with senior citizen pen pals through the Seniors and Students Pen Pal Program, a partnership between the Hamilton School District and the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Waukesha County. In addition, the Hamilton Education Foundation provided Maple Avenue with a Horizons Grant called “Developing Young Authors through Motivation and Goal Setting” that allowed them to publish a book of personal stories. The book contains stories from the start of the school year to the end that shows their improved growth in ideas and content, word choice, fluency, voice, organization, conventions and presentation.

The fifth-graders will show guests their books and the different types of stories they have written while enjoying an afternoon snack.