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Mock Election 2016

And the winner is….

November 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Thanks, Ben Hatke!

A huge thanks to Ben Hatke for taking the time to visit our school, and thanks to Hannah DeCamp and Avid Bookshop for connecting us with such an inspiring author and illustrator!

October 4, 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

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

It’s not a box! (And it’s definitely not JUST a book, either.)

The poems in this post will make you want to sit in a box and read a book. (Or sit in a rocket ship and enjoy a magical adventure!)

May 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

3rd grade worries, inspired by Judith Viorst

Mrs. Beaman’s 3rd grade was the only class in their grade unaffected by this week’s schedule changes, so I planned a special poetry activity just for them inspired by Judith Viorst’s book If I Were in Charge of the World and Other Worries: Poems for Children and Their Parents.

April 19, 2013 · 8 Comments

Six more weeks of winter, or an early spring?

To celebrate Groundhog Day in the library last week, our PreK through 3rd grade students enjoyed some holiday fun integrated with narrative, informational, and persuasive reading and writing activities.

February 5, 2013 · 1 Comment

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