Monthly Archives: February 2012

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

  I can’t tell you how much I love this film. And it just won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short! Enjoy!!

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K5 and The Mitten

Recently, the K5 class performed The Mitten by Jan Brett while I read the story out loud. We had so much fun! For those who don’t know the story, it is about a boy who loses the mitten his grandmother … Continue reading

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READER AWARD!

This is Tesse. She is in the third grade and a fantastic reader. Recently Tesse read the entire Dear America series AND the entire Royal Diary series. Both series are historical fiction for the middle grades (3-6). The Dear America … Continue reading

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New Middle School Historical Fiction

We have several new historical fiction novels for grades 6-8 in the library! The first of these is, Crow, by Barbara Wright. Crow is the story of the 1898 race riots in Wilmington, North Carolina to stop African-American people from … Continue reading

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Reader of the Week!

Carlos is an avid reader of anything about Greek mythology . He has read every new book we have on the subject and is now delving into some pretty old books that he has found in our collection. I think … Continue reading

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New Book!

Here is a book (grades 3-6) based on a true story that I guarantee will be loved by many students: The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate. Ivan is an easy-going gorilla living at a run-down mall that also … Continue reading

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Flowers or Pens?

Today a 6th grade student, Caroline, gave me a bouquet of flowers for my desk. I loved them, especially when I realized she had fashioned the flowers out of pens and tape! Then she placed the “flowers-pens” in a pot … Continue reading

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Trixie!

A few posts ago, I shared with you Leslie Heinrichs’ vintage Trixie Beldon paper dolls. This display sparked interest in some students to read the Trixie Beldon series. The series is meant for both girls and boys-as the detectives include … Continue reading

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Presidents

February is President’s month and we have two special new books that just arrived yesterday. The first is: Looking at Lincoln by Maira Kalman. This is an inpiring look at the life of Lincoln from his log cabin boyhood, event-filled … Continue reading

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Readers of the Week

This week I spotted two fourth graders really reading (not just posing, hoping to get their picture taken) and I couldn’t decide between them for reader of the week. Maybe it was the new beanbag chairs, but these two were … Continue reading

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