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Author Visit and Book Donation at Turnpike

6/13/2019 - Children's book author Ann Biese recently made a special visit to Turnpike. Ann is the author of "Worry Bee" - a story about a very worrisome bee - and the book teaches breathing techniques that help calm the mind and body in kid-friendly language. The book offers practical tools to be used by children who experience stress or who are overwhelmed by their feelings. 
 
PK-2 students were each treated to a session with Ann where they participated in the breathing techniques together and listened to her read "Worry Bee" aloud. Mrs. Biese is friends with UPK teacher, Mrs. Weiss, and a former Capital Region resident.
 
Ann also previewed her newest book, "Mindful Moon" and students at all grade levels participated in a Q& A session with her. Turnpike teachers also received a treat when they learned that Birnie Bus Company purchased a copy of "Worry Bee" for every teacher in the school. Many thanks to Ann and Birnie Bus!