Former kindergarten teacher Doss Margiotta will be signing copies of her book, “Molly Green Loves Worms” at the Oak Bend branch of the St. Louis County Public Library on Dec. 15.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
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A former Lindbergh kindergarten teacher always taught her class to pick up worms after it rains.
One of Doss Margiotta favorite lessons for her kindergarten students was the importance of worms and how to rescue them from driveways and sidewalks after a rain. “I’d tell kids that I pick up worms from the driveway and put them in the garden,” Margiotta said. She said that worms like to travel above ground during rain storms, but often get stranded on concrete surfaces, unable to return to the dirt before the sun bakes them. “The book was always in my head, but I didn’t have time to do it,” she said. She wrote “Molly Green Loves Worms” after she retired from teaching in 2008. Margiotta said she loved teaching at Lindbergh and was reluctant to retire, but she spend more time with her mother who was in poor health. She joked that it was …