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All studies should end with cake.

As a celebratory end to our week with Mike Mulligan, we made a construction-site cake this afternoon. Easiest thing in the world. We just dug a hole in the cake, crumbled the scooped-out cake for dirt piles, added some crushed … Continue reading

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In Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel, the basement of the new Town Hall is dug single-handedly by Mike Mulligan and Mary Anne. In search of a slightly more realistic view of construction careers, yesterday Michael took the kids to … Continue reading

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Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel.

I hope that this week’s Five in a Row title needs no introduction. We’re reading Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton, the classic story of an obsolete piece of construction equipment, the man who loves her, … Continue reading

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