Let’s Talk Picture Books

This month in the PLC we've reviewed what the Caldecott Award is and read past Caldecott Winners and Honors books. Paying close attention to the illustrations, we noticed some picture books have words, some do not, and that the illustrations play a huge part in actually telling a story. Even if you're still learning how... Continue Reading →

Happy New Year Falcons!

Christmas break is always nice, but it's good to be back in class with all of you and start 2021! I thought it’d be cool to share some New Year's traditions and stories. There are a lot of New Year's traditions that come from around the world, read about them below. Venezuela: It’s a tradition... Continue Reading →

Gingerbread Contest Winners

We're very happy so many of you wanted to participate in this. Great job to everyone who entered! Wishing you and your families a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year~ Ms. Natalie and Miss Leah And now, our top 5 winners for the "Disguise a Gingerbread Contest"! The winning submissions are featured below, and... Continue Reading →

Top 5 Books to Read at Christmas

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens When I was little, I loved watching Mickey’s Christmas Carol. I finally read the book in high school, and it has become one of my favorite Christmas stories. Last year, 3rd grade read a play version with me and we talked about how Ebenezer Scrooge’s character changes throughout the... Continue Reading →

Disguise a Gingerbread Man Contest

The Gingerbread Man needs your help! He’s looking for the perfect disguise so he won’t be recognized and eaten this holiday season. You all did such a great job with the pumpkin decorating contest, so let’s kick-off the holiday season with another one! There’s no baking required, just follow the guidelines below and get creative.... Continue Reading →

Virtual Vacations

We are all a little sad that some of our fun summer vacations had to be canceled this year. To fill that void I have started to put together virtual vacations where you can explore some exciting places from the comfort of your home. These vacations started out as places that I wanted to go... Continue Reading →

Mock Caldecott

It's time for the Mock Caldecott and this year has more entries than every. With so many potential winners how is a librarian supposed to chose?! As usual, the students will be reading the books and critiquing in class. We discuss what makes a Caldecott winning book and go over the criteria used by the... Continue Reading →

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