To celebrate October and all the fun things that go along with it, the media center sponsored a staff Book O'Lantern contest. Each staff member was invited to turn a pumpkin into their favorite book character. They could work in groups, pairs, or by themselves. The results were amazing! Take a look for yourself!!
Last week Kindergarten classes learned about push and pull, one of their science standards. We read the book, The Enormous Turnip. Then the students got a chance to practice pushing and pulling a balloon along a strong. Everyone really enjoyed the activity, and hopefully has a good understanding of push and pull.
First grade practiced finding the details in a story. We read Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes. Then students wrote one of the details from the story on 3 full moons. Then they added details to their picture with white crayons.
The Kingdom of Book Fair is visiting the media center this week. Stop by and see Princess Katherine and all of her wonderful books for sale. The book fair will be open every day from 7:50 to 3. On Wednesday, the book fair will be open until 6.
Dressing up as a scarecrow and pulling out the bales of hay and jack-o-lanterns is proof that fall is here.
This week, kindergarten classes get to hear a scarecrow story and sing a scarecrow song with a living scarecrow, me! We have a fun time and the kids love to pick up all the little pieces of hay that fall out of me!!
First graders are learning about nutrition in the classroom, so we are reading the book Gregory the Terrible Eater. The kids get a kick out of Gregory's parents wanting him to eat shoes and tin cans and cardboard instead of fruits, veggies and cheese. After the story everyone gets to draw a picture of their favorite healthy food.
Mrs. Pfeifer and I are teaching 2nd grade together this week. We are using MackinVia to read a great Robert Munsch story online. Robert Muncsh actually reads his story to us!! After the story, we are using MaxWrite to illustrate and write about our favorite part.
I have wanted to be a teacher since I was in 2nd grade, but I have always loved visiting the library. After teaching for 11 years, it was time to follow my heart- straight to the library! I love books!! I read as often as I can, all kinds of books. One of my proudest accomplishments is raising four amazing, book loving children.