Monthly Archives: May 2012

Birthday Book Club!

Update: Harry, The Dirty Dog by Gene Zion has been rescued! Caleb has generously donated Harry for his birthday book this year. We will have a photo as soon as the book arrives. Thank you, Caleb! We are thrilled to … Continue reading

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The Story of the Three Bears

Have you ever wondered where the real three bears live? I think I found them at our place in northern Wisconsin~here is a photo from our trail camera!: The original Three Bears story was written by British author and poet … Continue reading

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Student Power!

Here’s a fantastic new blog by a nine year old student in Scotland. “Veg” (the pen name of the writer), decided to detail her school lunches with reviews and photographs. In only about 8 entries, she was able to help … Continue reading

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Summer Reading

Here’s an interesting article from The Washington Post recommended by our fabulous computer and math teacher, Sharon Webster. What can parents and teachers do to prevent a summer slide in reading achievement? To start with, parents can make sure their child reads … Continue reading

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Tesse, Our Fearless Reader!

Here is Tesse in 3rd grade. Tesse, as you may have seen in a previous post, loves to read series books. She is such a wonderful and enthusiastic reader-my favorite kind! This time Tesse read all of our Who Was … Continue reading

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Did You Know…?

…that Alice In Wonderland used to be banned in parts of China? In 1931 General Ho Chien, governor of the Hunan Province, said: “Bears, lions and other beasts cannot use a human language. To attribute to them such a power … Continue reading

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Reader Of The Week!

Here’s Helene immersed in two timely books. One is about Mother’s Day (which is coming up soon!)–Mother’s Day Mice by Eve Bunting. The other one is one of my favorite new books (see previous blog) called, Here Come the Girl … Continue reading

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Where The Wild Things Are

Maurice Sendak, one of the most important children’s authors of the 20th century, dies at 83.

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Did You Know…?

…That  H.A. and Margaret Rey were both Jewish and of German birth. Just before the Germans invaded Paris (where they were living in 1940), H.A. assembled two bicycles and he and his wife fled Paris only a few hours before … Continue reading

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Harry, The Dirty Dog

Part of being a librarian is the constant upkeep and weeding of books. It’s always sad when a book that’s become an old friend either falls apart or is lost. We don’t always have the money to replace each book, … Continue reading

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