So much has been going on in the Learning Commons lately. Before Thanksgiving break, we had our life size eagle's nest return. This has become a tradition that the students and teachers love.
Kindergarten learns about the bald eagle as a national symbol. To give the students an understanding of how big an eagle nest is, we build a 6 ft across eagle's nest. The students get to sit inside while listening to an informational book about eagles, and one of my personal favorites, The Perfect Nest by Catherine Friend.
We did a fun QR code activity with 1st grade. After reading a Stuart Murphy book about numbers, we worked in pairs to read a QR code and then count the tens and ones. Finally we compared the number we counted to another number to tell if it was bigger or smaller. This is a favorite activity for 1st grade.
2nd grade created Popplets to tell about Oglethorpe.They worked in pairs to brainstorm and write popplets to show things they had learned about the founder of Georgia.
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.