Tuesday, September 20, 2016

It's hard to believe we are in the fourth week of school! The first weeks of library have focused on routines, building our library class community and having some artistic fun! We celebrated International Dot Day last week by reading the book, "The Dot", by Peter Reynolds. After we colored a blank dot sheet and used iPads to project the circle into a sphere. Check out the photos below.

We encourage you to ask your student what they have checked out from the library and talk about the books to build enthusiasm for reading, a life-long love of reading and discussing books.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

More Red Clover reading...

Most of the K-4th grade students have heard 6 of the 10 Red Clover award nominees. It is always fun to hear the opinions and predictions of our avid book reviewers as we critique these great books!

Currently, the students are enjoying, Blizzard, by John Rocco, which is a childhood story of surviving the blizzard of 1978 when he was 10 years old. Students relate to the excitement caused by a big snowstorm and the adventure of exploration as he attempts to get to the grocery to get food for his family and neighbors!

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Youth Media Awards

Monday, the American Library Association announced this year's Youth Media Awards. 

The Randolph Caldecott Medal, for the most distinguished American picture book for children, was awarded to Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear, illustrated by Sophie Blackall, and written by Lindsay Mattick.

Check out this photo of the real Winnie!

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The John Newbery Medal, for the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature, went to Last Stop on Market Street, written by Matt de la Peña and illustrated by Christian Robinson.

For more information about the Youth Media Awards, check out the American Library Association.