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Thursday, September 16, 2010

IRW Visit

Sometime I lament that the island kids don't get the same opportunities that kids on the mainland get, but then there are some times, especially when Island Readers and Writers is concerned, that we get even more opportunities. Jan Coates brought out a few visitors on Tuesday. They were board members and donors for IRW and they wanted to meet the kids that they affect through their programming. Susan came all the way from New York City! AND...get this...she is an independent scholar for the Metropolitan Museum of Art !!
She did a wonderful presentation on Japanese pottery, focusing on the cultural and historical significance of different time periods. Susan was so generous to put together slides and notes to share with our students, knowing that they've been spending some time doing ceramics. What an incredible opportunity. I think it even made my dad jealous!

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