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Seeing The Thorne Rooms Through a Magical Lens!

The 3rd grade Silver Salamanders and their teacher Ms. Angela Whitacre de Resendiz enjoyed a field trip to The Art Institute of Chicago to visit the Thorne Rooms. The 68 miniature rooms, each exquisitely detailed with accoutrement from different historical time periods, have been a well-loved and magical experience for Chicago’s children for generations. But for this generation, including the Silver Salamanders, they are even more magical! The class had been reading aloud the first of the youth fiction series titled, “The Sixty-Eight Rooms,” by author Marianne Malone. In the books, a young girls finds a magical key that shrinks her small enough to explore the tiny rooms and discover their se

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