Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
PebbleGo, WorldBookKids, and NationalGeographicKids. We talked about and practiced giving credit to the sources of information. They were thrilled to share and display their findings in their classrooms. This routine really fanned the excitement for the arrival of the tadpoles. I predict that there will be more and more wonders as those tadpoles grow.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Poetry Month really rocked the library! This was our first Poetry Madness experience, and it is definitely destined to be an annual April event. We started with "Sweet Sixteen" poems in the bracket. (What a challenge to choose those poems!) Two poems went home each night with homework. The kindergarten, first and second graders read them with parents and brothers and sisters. They talked about what they noticed and liked about the two competing poems and circled their favorite. The poems were returned to the library each morning so that the votes could be tallied and the winning poem could move to the next bracket. I never imagined the excitement that this poetry competition could produce. I was amazed, too, that so many students were inspired to write their own poetry and display it in the library for others to read. It was a great lead-in to "Poem in Your Pocket Day." Everyone got involved. Some crafty kindergarteners with pocketless uniforms made their own pockets on a string.
Monday, April 29, 2013
There were little gasps and twinkling eyes as classes of children discovered the transformation of library to book fair. There is just something incredibly fun and exciting about exploring and shopping for books with friends and family right in our own space. These pictures tell the story. Happy reading to all!