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5th Grade: Experiencing Ellis Island

Our 5th grade recently recreated the experiences of immigrants who came through Ellis Island at the turn of the 20th century.

February 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

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

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

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

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

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

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

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