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Hoisington students create ‘Critters of Cheyenne Bottoms’ books

Roosevelt school children show the birds they made at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center as a part of their study of local animals of the area. It was a cross-curricular study that meant the standards of the Common Core.

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HOISINGTON — Roosevelt School fourth graders pulled out their inner author to write their first book called “Critters of Cheyenne Bottoms.”
Autographed and signed by the 56 fourth graders, there are three hard back books in the set.
“Dr. Dan Witt gave us a presentation about the photographs and his life, “ said teacher Shelly Hanzlik. “He provided 56 photos and each student drew a name. The animals are ones that live around us and in Cheyenne Bottoms.”
The books included such animals as cardinals, pheasants, whooping cranes, bull frogs, coyote, and the bobcat. The students got to keep the original photo ...

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