Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Below is a link to a great site with a video, recipes and other ideas on  making a gingerbread house.
*This is a British site so some ingredients & measurements are different than we use.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Another activity students can choose to do this week is make a Christmas card to send to the Army Medical Center for recovering soldiers. Some students didn't have time to make a card,  so here is the address to mail a card to if you want to send one from home.

A Recovering American Soldier
c/o Walter Reed Army Medical Center,
6900 Georgia Avenue
NW Washington, DC 20307-5001

Monday, December 3, 2012

Christmas Oranges

This week I am sharing one of my favorite Christmas Traditions. 
Can you guess what it is? It is very appropriate to do in the library.
Yes, sharing Christmas stories! 
This is one of my favorites...
 "Christmas Oranges" 
A young orphan named Rose discovers the spirit of generosity that lies at the heart of the holiday when she is eight and an epidemic forces the closing of her beloved Greenwoods Orphanage and she is shipped to Irongates. Irongates is run by Headmaster Crampton who punishes Rose severely for a tiny infraction, decreeing that she miss the special treat of an orange on Christmas morning. How the other children find a way to share this glorious Christmas tradition with Rose is the sweet message of this story.