Summer Olympics, Learn about the Host country of FRANCE


Famous Games of Ancient Greece(A Webquest)

FAKE News!Can you Tell The REAL News?

Rachel Carson, A Reader's Theater Script

A Bundle of Reader's Theater Scripts on Famous Women

William Shakespeare,a Reader's Theater Script(Birthday 4/23)

A Bundle of Readings on Famous Women

Ada Lovelace, First Computer Programmer(A Reading)

History of Candy, A Webquest!

Mesopotamia: A Bundle of Resources

Phoenicians, A Bundle of Resources

ALL Things Egyptian!

Revolutionary War Bundle

Civil War Bundle

Learn About Our Government Bundle

Writers: A Bundle of Reader's Theater Scripts

STEM BIographies! 6 Reader's Theater Scripts

STEM BIOGRAPHIES, Reader's Theater Scripts (Part 2)

Everything has a History!)*also sold individually

Civics:Learn about Our Government: A Bundle of Resources!

U.S. Landmarks!

World Landmarks!

My Book- Fashion Rules!

My Book-Mrs. Paddington and the Silver Mousetraps

Reader's Theater Scripts(Biographies in Ancient History):

Click here to learn more:Reader's Theater Scripts (Biographies in US History)


Is That FAKE News?

Anti-Bullying Resources

Need a quick activity?
Bell Ringers!

In the News!
Updated regularly

Mrs. Portulaca Purpilopilis

and the Purple Adventure Goggles


The Wooden Cookie Box Story The Wooden Cookie Box

DBQ Activities!

Facts to Wow your Friends!

World Landmarks: Lots of fun things to use with your students!

Teaching Ideas!


Geography Activities

Geography Ideas!

Purpleannie's Travels

Crossword Puzzles!

Short Reads of interest

Dive into Career Choices

Teaching Tips A-Z

Mrs. Waffenschmidt
Science Fun!




Landmarks from Around the World

Calender of Resources for the Year:

Mail Gail:
Mailbox Gail Hennessey

The official U.S. time - snapshot


Very excited that my latest book from Red Chair Press is available at and

History is full of fascinating stories of colorful characters, but some of the most interesting parts of history are really odd. You have probably seen scenes of government officials with their powdered white wigs, but in 1700s England and high-society in the American colonies, women created towering hairstyles. Decorations such as ships and flowers were sometimes added to their hairdos, especially if attending a big party. Taking hours to create, women used beef tallow and sugar-water to keep their hairdos in place. This fictional account explains a very real fashion trend and the problems it created for women trying to look stylish!

Mrs. Paddington and the Silver Mousetraps

August 2020: Fashion Rules! published by Red Chair Press
My Book- Fashion Rules!

Social Studies School Service has published my book of Twenty Reader's Theater Scripts on people in ancient History(see list under "plays") or click here to learn more and order:Gail's Book!

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Reader's Theater Scripts: Improve Fluency, Vocabulary, and Comprehension (Secondary). Teachers Created Materials
Out of Print

I began writing for Aadarsh Publishing in 2012-present:
  • Purple and the Cupcakes
  • Purple Meets Freddy at the Lilly Pad
  • Purple Helps Roxy Learn to Swim
  • Purple and the Pumpkin Race
  • Purple Turtle's Birthday Party
  • Purple and Biggy and The Monster under the Bed
  • Purple and World Peace
  • Purple Turtle- Uses Less
  • Purple and the Safari Adventure
  • Purple and the Chocolate Dream
  • Purple and the Amusement Park Adventure
  • Purple Meets a Siberian Crane
  • Purple Meets Whammy, the Killer WhalePurple and Friends Journey to the Amazon Rainforest
  • Purple and the Melting Glaciers
  • Purple and the Sea Turtle Hatchlings
  • Purple Meets Doodlebug, the Puppy Model
  • Purple Meets Angel Cat Sugar
  • Purple and Goople Travel Inside the Earth
  • Purple and Goople Visit World Landmarks
  • Purple and Goople's Adventure Under the Sea
  • Purple and Goople Travel Back to the Dinosaurs

  • Check out my new series of Children's Books!

  • Colour Fairies: Go Go's Flying Lesson
  • Colour Fairies: Yay Yay Gets Her Wand

  • TeachersPayTeachers-See my materials

    Read my story, "The Wooden Cookie Box"(a young girl learns about her family history from her favorite cookie!) Click here to read the story! The Wooden Cookie Box

    Will the Real Paul Revere Please Stand Up? and 14 Other American History Plays.
    As of 5/06, my book ceased publication. Thanks to all that have puchased a copy....7000 were sold!AMAZING and THANK YOU!
    Scholastic Publishing $12.95