Thursday, March 10, 2011

Panther Paw Winner!

Students, parents, and teachers have been so busy since January reading and talking about the books on this year's Panther Paw list. Every student in K - 2nd grade and many parents voted this week for their favorite. I'm always so happy to see that all of the books receive votes. We had a fantastic list of books to read this year! THE WINNER - The Buddy Files: The Case of the Lost Boy is the first in a great series by Dori Hillestad Butler. There has been a huge interest in the other books in the series. I have notes from students who are so excited to find a new series to love.
Anyone who read all 20 books was eligible to put their name on a paw for a drawing. The winner got a copy of all of the books for their classroom. A lucky first grader was so happy to hear her name announced. Her friends in her classroom were happy, too!
Congratulations to all of our Parish readers!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


Invention Convention is this week at Parish. It's always fun to read about people who think, collaborate, work through obstacles, and finally see their creations enjoyed by others. We have two great books about inventors and inventions on our Panther Paw list, and they both have a lot of fans! Pop! The Invention of Bubblegum by Meghan McCarthy was a fun read aloud in the library this week. First and second grade LOVED hearing the story while chewing some of Walter Diemer's delicious pink Double Bubble. There were some impressive bubbles!