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 →

A Little Self Help

Recently, the 4th grade classes have started looking into the 100's section of the Dewey Decimal System. I have blogged about this topic before, twice in fact. You can read the other posts here and here. In the past I have focused on the philosophical side of the Dewey 100's. They always lead to a... 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 →

Just One More Time!

I just couldn't resist showing off a 4th grade Prezi in action. Andrew Huang and Ethan Gray chose to research Viking mythology as their religion. Many of the children who chose to research mythology found the topic a little more difficult. It took them into history requiring them to think about the type of people... Continue Reading →

Another great Prezi

Ethan Gray and Andrew Huang in 4A just did a wonderful Prezi presentation. It is an excellent example of how to put together your research in an interesting and engaging way. Here it is....prezi-player { width: 550px; } .prezi-player-links { text-align: center; } Viking gods on Prezi

Pa’s Fiddle Project

I am often asked what my favorite book in the library is. Normally I don't like to pick a favorite of anything. Really, there are too many good books out there to choose just one. But there is a series of books that I hold dear to my heart. I first read Little House on... Continue Reading →

Happy St. Valentines Day

Ah love is in the air and so many different kinds of love too. Years ago, somewhere in my life, high school perhaps, I learned that the English language is seriously lacking in regards to the word LOVE. Such a complex feeling should have more than one word to describe it. Greek, for example, has... Continue Reading →

Thank You!

Well another book fair has come and gone. It is probably one of my favorite events. I just adore seeing children and parents getting excited over books. As part of the St. Philip's book fair tradition parents are given the opportunity to purchase books for the classrooms and library. I thought I would give a... Continue Reading →

Things Have Been Busy and Cinderella!

First let me apologize for the lack of posts lately. Now that I work part time I find  my other library duties make it difficult to find time to blog. On top of that Drama Club is preparing for our spring musical, Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella. I am knee deep in costumes, sets and props. Not to... Continue Reading →

Pie and Burger Day!

I thoroughly enjoy showing off the excellent resources our library has. I think I also have a secret passion for research in general. I am always encountering reasons to look up things. Whether it is the definition of a word, the life of a famous person, or obscure facts that strike my fancy I am always utilizing our library and... Continue Reading →

Inspiration!

I am always inspired by the many events going on during the school day. This week the Jr. High Science Fair had me thinking about how useful our library is to the students when they have less literary assignments. I decided to pretend I was entering a science fair and see what I came up... Continue Reading →

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