Monthly Archives: January 2013

Reader Leader!

Michael is our newest series reader! Inspired by Tesse, Michael decided to read all of the Magic Treehouse books. He will take home a certificate, a reading button, bookmark and candy. When asked what he liked about the books, he … Continue reading

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Abe Lincoln’s Dream by Lane Smith

Love this new book by the author of  It’s A Book and John, Paul, George and Ben. A young girl finds herself separated from from her class while on a tour of the White House. She meets Lincoln’s ghost who is … Continue reading

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BINGO!

When is a library not a library? When it’s a bingo parlor! I love to have the library be a place of community where students and others can gather together. Here are some students and Mr. Roche playing bingo, an … Continue reading

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Yo-Ho-Ho! Newest Hidden Treasure Reader!

  CJ just read The Call Of The Wild by Jack London! This timeless book tells the story of Buck, a family dog, who is stolen and sold to dog traders in the Klondike where he has to learn to survive … Continue reading

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AND THE WINNERS ARE….

The American Library Association announced its big winners for the Caldecott and Newbery Awards today! The Caldecott is awarded to the best picture book of the year. The Newbery is awarded to the book that is considered the best contribution … Continue reading

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Eagle Cam! The Eaglets Have Landed in SW Florida!

I know how much some of you loved watching the live camera on the eagle’s nest in Minnesota last year. That camera should be up and functioning again sometime this winter. In the meantime here is another live eagle cam … Continue reading

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BOOKS and WRITING!

When I taught creative writing a couple of years ago, one of the things I tried to impart to the middle school students is that writing well is power. When you write a story, you have the opportunity to transport … Continue reading

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