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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

Giving Thanks

I love this activity not only because it shows how gratitude is expressed in the Iroquois culture, but also because it emphasizes that we can all be grateful for so many things–not just on Thanksgiving, but every day.

November 26, 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

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

4th Grade Riddle Poems by Ms. Carrithers’ Class

Ms. Carrithers’ 4th grade class combined figurative language and well-crafted clues to write these fun riddle poems!

May 2, 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

4th Grade Poetry Inspired by William Carlos Williams

Our 4th grade students wrote their own imagist poems inspired by William Carlos Williams’ “The Red Wheelbarrow” and “The Great Figure,” and they also got a kick out of crafting insincere apologies based on Williams’ “This is Just to Say.”

April 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

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