ATASCOCITA, Texas — Some of the biggest fans in the Houston area are the little kids from Mindy Corley’s first-grade class in Humble ISD.

The students at Atascocita Springs Elementary have even written and illustrated a book called “All Things Astros."

Astros book
The students at Atascocita Springs Elementary have written and illustrated a book called “All Things Astros."
Mindy Corley

Corley said the book is part of a project teaching the students how to research a topic using different resources.

“Each student picked a different topic about the Astros and then wrote and illustrated that topic,” Corley explained. “From research to writing to handwriting to drawing, following step-by-step directions.”

The topics they chose include Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa, Orbit the mascot and the World Series rings and trophy. Oh, and Bobby Dynamite, who drives the Astros home run train, got his own chapter.

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Corley and her family are huge Astros fans and she’s passed along her passion to the 6 and 7-year-olds in her class.

“My entire classroom is decorated in complete Astros gear. We’ve been to Spring training. We’ve been to the World Series games.”

When Corley learned “The Ellen Show” is taping a segment before the Astros game on Wednesday, she tweeted Ellen about her students and their newly-published Astros book.

“Well, she was looking for Astros fans. So, we immediately got on, tweeted,” Corley told KHOU. “We were like we’re the biggest fans. We have this wonderful book that we would love to give to the Astros.”

The chance to appear on the show and present their book to the Astros would be a fairy tale ending for the teacher and her young authors.

Corley, 2019 Teacher of the Year at her school, said they also plan to mail a copy of the book to Astros President Reid Ryan.


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