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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

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

Shape Poems by PreK and Kindergarten

Our PreK and Kindergarten classes explored a variety of shape poem examples before creating their own collaborative concrete poems using Tagxedo!

April 24, 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

Ms. Tobie visits kindergarten: Too many tamales (or maybe just enough!)

If the kids’ excitement about this lesson was any indication, I’d say Ms. Tobie’s second visit was a smashing success, full of sensory experiences–seeing the ingredients and the story’s illustrations; hearing seeds shaking in the dried chiles; feeling the papery corn husks, leathery chiles, and sticky masa dough; and of course getting to smell and taste those steaming, spicy tamales for themselves.

March 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

A celebration of love: PreK & Kindergarten create digital valentines!

Want to create your own heart-shaped writing for Valentine’s Day? Read this post to learn how our PreK and kindergarten students made these beautiful whole-class valentines to share about the people they love.

February 8, 2013 · 3 Comments

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