A desk, surrounded by books makes for a happy librarian!

Why the Book Fair is IMPORTANT

Some of you may not realize that when we host Mrs. Nelson’s Book Fair a percentage of the earnings go directly back into the library. The library is in a bit of a transition period at the moment. Not only are we looking at opening a learning commons but we are still transitioning to genre-tizing […]

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Children and 9/11

If you are looking for a way to help explain 9/11 to your children this might be just what you want. This short animation from BrainPOP does a pretty good job of explaining what happened and why. I showed it to my 5th grade class today and they found it very helpful. … [Read More...]

Library Lion and I all ready to meet the new Kindergarten classes!

Welcome Back

There are lots of exciting things happening in the library this year including the building of the new Learning Commons. Until that happens it is business as usual. I have plans to be here to support the teachers with all their Common Core needs. We continue to relabel the Fiction section, organizing the chapter books by genre. It is a process that is taking awhile. I have also started adding stickers to the Biographies that help identify books that are 100, 150 and 200 pages. I think this … [Read More...]

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March Madness The TOP TWO

Here are the top two book voted on by you. This final round of voting will be open for one week. At next weeks Monday morning assembly we will announce the winner of March Madness of Books and hold the raffle for everyone who voted. … [Read More...]

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March Madness: The Final Four

Can you believe we are already at the final four of our March Madness of Books?! So here we are ready to vote in our Top Two. The winners of the last round are The Hunger Games Series by Suzanne Collins. That series will be going agains The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. I'm very excited to see the outcome of this match. The Bad Kitty Series by Nick Bruel will be going up against The Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series by Jeff Kinney. I think I know which series will win that match but you might end … [Read More...]

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A Lovely Surprise

Today I received a fun surprise in the mail; a tan package with something hard inside. Upon opening it I saw it was a foam board print of cute little Hank from Hank Finds An Egg by Rebecca Dudley. The letter, from Peter Pauper Press, explained that they wanted to send a token of their appreciation for including Hank in our Mock Caldecott. I can't wait for students to come into the library and see the picture of Hank. They love the book and will be very excited. Thank you Rebecca Dudley and Peter … [Read More...]

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