Once again it is time to read and vote on picture books for the Mock Caldecott. In case you forgot, every January the American Library Association (ALA) holds the Youth Media Awards to celebrate children's book authors and illustrators. One award that is given is called the Caldecott Award. As a school we evaluate on... Continue Reading →
Book Character Pumpkin Decorating Contest
This morning was very exciting! There are so many creative pumpkins decorating both the Primary Learning Center and the Learning Commons. We think all the pumpkins are amazing but since this is a contest we are also curious to see which ones win top 5! TK - 2nd Grade Entries 3rd - 8th Grade Entries... Continue Reading →
It’s Pumpkin Decorating Time!
You've been asking about it and now we are ready to tell you about it! Think back to your favorite book character, grab a pumpkin, and start decorating. Just like previous years there will be three divisions: TK-2nd, 3rd-5th, and Jr. High. Students will vote for their favorite book character pumpkins in class the week... Continue Reading →
One Came Home | Reading Schedule
Reading Tracker Book Club Meetings are Thursdays at Jr. High Lunch. Get your lunch quickly and try to be down in the LC by 12:45. We will probably be able to read one to two chapters together each week. This means you will need to read a chapter or two on your own as well.... Continue Reading →
Reading Tracker Book Club
The Learning Commons will be hosting a weekly book club to help students complete their ELA Reading trackers. We will be starting with a Mystery book before moving on to an Adventure book. Both will be completed in time to turn in your project for each book by the end of the trimester. We plan... Continue Reading →
Mock Caldecott Time!
After taking a year off, we are back once again with the Mock Caldecott. In case you forgot what that is every January the American Library Association (ALA) holds the Youth Media Awards to celebrate children's book authors and illustrators. What are the Youth Media Awards? You've probably heard about the Newberry, given to children's... Continue Reading →
Time to Vote!
Such Wonderful Book Character Pumpkins The entries for the pumpkin contest are super cute this year. There are characters that range from old favorites to new characters that haven't been turned into pumpkins yet. Great job on the creativity faclons! We are all very excited to have the libraries decorated for Halloween and voting to... Continue Reading →
The Book Character Pumpkin Decorating Contest is Back!
After last year being virtual, the pumpkin decorating contest is back. Ms. Leah and I are so excited that we are able to do the book character pumpkin decorating contest in person this year. The contest will be held in the Learning Commons and Primary Learning Center. Just like previous years there will be three... Continue Reading →
Announcing Elf the Musical
Drama Club's Fall Production I am very excited to announce that this year's fall production for drama club is Elf the Musical Jr. Yes, you heard that right, we will be doing two musicals this year! I don't know about you but I am very excited about getting back on the stage and making this... Continue Reading →
New Jr. High Self Checkout Station
Since we have been back at school Ms. Leah and I have been trying to figure out the best way to allow students to check out books. We are testing a self-checkout station in the Jr. High hallway to see how it goes. Jr. High students may check out any book from the book card... Continue Reading →
5th Grade Monologue Videos
The 5th grade spent most of their second trimester learning to edit videos using an online video editor called WeVideo. This is a program we have been using for years to teach our students video editing skills. We have always loved WeVideo because much of the editing skills they learn using the program are transferable... Continue Reading →
Resources that Celebrate our Countries Traditions
In the history of the world, the United States is still a pretty young country. Yet, we still have many traditions that we uphold as important and necessary to the success of our democracy. One of those is the transfer of power from one President to the next. Every four years on January 20th the... Continue Reading →