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Mock Election 2016

And the winner is….

November 8, 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

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

I-PICK Book Tasting

For this activity, 2nd grade students practiced choosing good-fit books using the I-PICK strategy and the 5-finger rule.

September 8, 2015 · 5 Comments

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

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

If We Were in Charge of the World, by 2nd and 4th Grades

What would the world be like if 2nd and 4th graders were in charge? Read our class poems to find out!

May 1, 2013 · 1 Comment

2nd grade odes to common things, inspired by Pablo Neruda

2nd grade students read the picture book biography Pablo Neruda: Poet of the People, then examined snippets of poems from his book Odes to Common Things, and finally wrote their own odes to common things using a variety of household objects.

April 22, 2013 · 2 Comments

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