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October 9, 2006, Herald Journal

Geography is hard to understand

By JEN BAKKEN

Recently, Cheryl Schleper from Delano Elementary School was introducing her first grade class to maps. While looking at the map the children were announcing; “I see Texas.” Or “I see Minnesota.”

And then, they began asking questions like; “Where’s China?” They were really enjoying this activity, and the whole class was participating.

One of the first graders asked; “Where’s Iraq? My cousin went to Iraq.”

Then, another student chimed in with; “Where’s college? My cousin went to college.”

How’s that for a cute Tiny Tales story? Now, it’s time to share yours!   

Tiny Tales is a column dedicated to children in our community, and the times when they create a wonderful story to tell. Whether you are a parent, grandparent, family member, caregiver, teacher, or anyone with a child in your life. . . there’s always a tiny tale to tell.

It may be cute or funny things a child has said or done; any of those endearing moments you’d love to share with others, and people, like me, enjoy reading.

Here in Delano, we are proud of our community, our schools and our children. . . why not have a column about our little ‘tigers’?

You can email your tiny tales to; jbakken@hjpub.com, fax them to (763) 972-1029 or mail them to:TinyTales, 430 Hwy 12 E., Suite 4, PO Box 498, Delano, MN 55328.