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Mock Election 2016

And the winner is….

November 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Magician’s Hat!

Yesterday morning, thanks to a partnership between Read with Malcolm and Books For Keeps, ALL 90 our first grade students received their very own copies of Malcolm Mitchell’s book The Magician’s Hat!

May 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Poetry!

To celebrate National Poetry Month in April and prepare for our annual Poetry Picnic, we’ve been writing a LOT of poems in the library! Visit this post for a link to our digital showcase.

May 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

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

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

Library Cards!

This lovely little rainbow stack contains 482 personalized library cards, one for each student in the school, with a different color for each grade level.

August 16, 2015 · 1 Comment

Mrs. Moore’s 1st Grade Class – “I am From…” Poems

The library isn’t the only place our Tree Frogs have been writing poems lately–many teachers have been doing poetry activities in their classrooms, too! Mrs. Moore’s 1st grade students each wrote an “I Am From” poem to share about their families, homes, and things that they love.

May 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Goodbye 1st Grade, Hello 2nd! – 1st grade poems inspired by Judith Viorst

What have our 1st graders been learning? Read their “Goodbye, First Grade – Hello, Second!” poems to find out.

May 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

PreK, Kindergarten, and 1st Grade – Exploring our many colored feelings using our 5 senses

For this poetry activity, our youngest students had the opportunity to turn the abstract concept of emotions into something concrete and tangible by using colors and their five senses to describe a feeling.

April 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Kindergarten and 1st Grade Opposite Poems

Our kindergarten and 1st grade students used their knowledge of word relationships to write opposite poems using ReadWriteThink’s diamante generator.

April 17, 2013 · 1 Comment

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