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“The Orange Tiger”, by Oakley Martin

He was so pretty.  He was very valiant.  He had very bright black and orange hairs.  He had a very loud roar.  And that was who he was.  The Orange Tiger.  They called him magnificent.  Awesome.  Their leader.  Spectacular.  Their war hero.  At least against elephants.  But maybe not against …

Oakley’s Note to Lindy

My daughter Oakley is both smart and funny. She’s in first grade, where many kids are still learning the basics of reading and writing, where many are only doing those things when asked. Oakley? She’s doing them for fun. My favorite part of this is the combination of cultural awareness …

Oakley’s Learning Book

Aspen wrote this for Oakley. Everything is exactly as written (except I can’t get the slanting text to work here on the website). Oakley’s Learning Book. How To Write. To Write a story you need a beging sentence to intorduce your story. After you write your beging sentence intorduce the …

Oakley’s Notes

Jenn was cleaning out Oakley’s school bag tonight, as she often does. I’d like to share with you the text… (Oakley, the writer, refers to herself as Iris.) __________________to: Joyce.From: Iris If clowdy can come to school tommorrow cand you sind me in e-mail. That would be good. Iris__________________ to: …

And the back of the card…

aspen-card-back, originally uploaded by flamingobear. And here’s the back. It is difficult to read, so I’ll quote it here for you… “You are the best daddy ever! I had a lot of fun this year with scooer[sic]! You were the best coach I ever had! “I really like the bed …