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Veterans Day

When we talk about Veterans Day in the library, we focus not on war or violence or politics, but on people–people with families, people with feelings, people with difficult jobs that require determination and patriotism and bravery beyond anything I can imagine.

November 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Skype with Augusta Scattergood!

Our 4th and 5th grade students enjoyed a Skype visit with Augusta Scattergood, author of two excellent middle grades historical novels: Glory Be and The Way to Stay in Destiny.

November 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Happy Halloween!

We had some spooky fun in the library this week! Pre-K, kindergarten, and 1st grade read Inside a House That Is Haunted by Alyssa Capucilli, The Spooky Wheels on the … Continue reading

October 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

Thank You!

A big thanks to everyone–students, families, volunteers, and Chase Street staff–who helped make our book fair a smashing success!

October 26, 2015 · 2 Comments

Book Fair: Top 10 Titles

People often ask me what the most popular books are at the book fair, so here’s a list of this week’s bestsellers!

October 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Book Fair is Here!

Thanks to all who helped set up! This was the biggest book fair we’ve ever put together! Teachers will preview the fair on Monday, and I’ll look forward to seeing all 485 students for class previews on Tuesday! (Whew!)

October 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Book Fair!

Why do we love book fair so much? Read today’s post to find out! We can’t wait for Tree Frogs and their families to visit our fall Scholastic book fair next week.

October 7, 2015 · 1 Comment

Night at the Library (Part II)

Seeing kids’ eyes light up as they scanned their brand new library cards for the first time was an experience I’ll never forget!

October 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Exploring Text Structure with 5th Grade

Determining text structure is a great comprehension strategy! Figuring out how information in a text is organized can help you understand it–because you’ll think not just about the ideas, but also the relationships between them.

September 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Skype with Kate Messner!

2nd and 3rd graders enjoyed a Skype visit with Kate Messner this morning to learn more about how she wrote Ranger in Time: Rescue on the Oregon Trail!

September 17, 2015 · 5 Comments

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