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How to Behave in the First Grade

Paraprofessional Jenn Hess

created a book based on the first-grade students she works with as an end-of-the-year present. The gift was so well received it’s now available for sale.

by Trinity Gruenberg

The Bertha-Hewitt first-grade class received a very special gift from their paraprofessional, Jenn Hess. The gift is a children’s book she wrote featuring the children of Jared Hoemberg’s first-grade class titled “How to Behave in the First Grade.”

The fictional story is about a girl, Brooks, going to first grade for the first day. It’s about her struggles and how her teacher and classmates make it the best ever. The name Brooks is based on her daughter Brooklyn, who recently celebrated her 15th birthday. Brooklyn often visits the first graders . . .

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