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Washington Third Graders' Final Performance of Washington’s Breakfast

Back in 1995, Linda Hintze, third grade teacher at Washington School for Comprehensive Literacy, read a book called George Washington's Breakfast. She had her students read the book and it generated so much interest that someone suggested that she write a play about George Washington. As a result, Breakfast at Mt. Vernon was born!

Every year since 1995, Hintze's class begins by reading the book and learning everything they can about the country's first president. Hintze and her class then decorate their classroom to resemble Mt. Vernon and the students present the play, Breakfast at Mt. Vernon, to family and friends. Hintze commented, "Each year new memories are made. As one girl was reading about George Washington this year, I heard her exclaim to another child, ‘George Washington married a window?...Oh, a widow.'

Hintze added, "Presenting this play is always a highlight of the year for the students and for me. It's very bittersweet to think that this is my last time since I will retire at the end of this year!"

Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
March 9, 2010