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CT Teacher Doubles as Children's Book Author

CT Teacher Doubles as Children's Book Author

Her students made her dreams of becoming an author come true!

Sheila Murphy Adams is a 5th grade teacher at Pawcatuck Middle School.  "I have always loved to write," she says "when I became a teacher, I used a lot of my rhyming skills to teach specific skills or content."  In fact, her first book, Beads, Bands, & a Brass Ring, is the result of a class project.  "I was teaching my class about the genre of memoir, they're the ones that actually encouraged me to publish my book."   "My book inspiration is mostly from my students... I think of topics that I want to make easier for them to...