This Just In!

We just received a bunch of new Non-Fiction books for the library. Among the various series we received isThe Remarkable People series which includes Mark Zuckerberg, Selena Gomez, Lady Gaga, Johnny Depp and Danica Patrick. There is also the Military Machines series that include three military helicopter books and one combat ship book. Next up... Continue Reading →

Raold Dahl Day

There are many times when I am thankful for the fact that I have started using Twitter. When I first started tweeting it was with my personal account. It was just...ok! It wasn't until I started using it for the Falcon's Fables as a way to connect with my fellow teacher librarians that I starting... Continue Reading →

Saint Philip’s Feast Day

Today St. Philip the Apostle School is celebrating the feast day of Saint Philip. This tradition finds the St. Philip school community gathered in Holy Angel Hall, eating pan dolce and hearing about our patron saint. This year there is a little more of a surprise in store for the students. The teachers are going... Continue Reading →


I have a dream that one day...little black boys and black girlswill be able to join hands with little white boys and white girlsas sisters and brothers.I have a dreams today! -Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.August 28, 1963I believe it is safe to say that we all know this powerful speech. We all understand what Dr.... Continue Reading →

The Immaculate Conception Part 1

Alright Falcons, there is something that seems to confuse many people including Catholics. As you know, we attend mass, as a school, once a week on Tuesdays. Yet this past Tuesday we did not go to mass. Instead we went today. I heard from a few students that they were a little confused as to... Continue Reading →

Back in January I wrote about interesting and different biographies that can be found in the library. One person I highlighted was John Muir, America's environmentalist. Last week the latest copy of Appleseed Magazine was delivered to the library and low and behold it was all about John Muir. In case you didn't know, Appleseed... Continue Reading →

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

What would childhood be without Dr. Seuss? As an adult, when I come across Dr. Seuss books I find myself clutching them to my chest and instantly feeling nostalgic for the days when Green Eggs and Ham and The Sneetches and Other Stories were the most well worn books on my shelf at home. As a teacher I am... Continue Reading →

Earlier I wrote about finding unique biographies. I love learning about people and their accomplishments. Because of this I have been taking a close look at our biography section. We have a wonderful collection of biographies for all ages. Many of them are picture books meant to introduce children to influential people. While perusing the biography section... Continue Reading →


The 5th graders have been busy checking out Biographies for their book reports. To be quite honest I love and hate this time of year. I love the idea of the children learning about remarkable people and history makers. I love that the children get to read these books and perhaps be inspired by other... Continue Reading →

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