Click the "The Polar Express" book above to go to the Barnes & Noble storyline online website where you can choose to watch and hear Chris Van Allsburg, author and illustrator of "The Polar Express," read his book.
We're sharing traditions in the library. This is a gingerbread house that my family made for the Festival of Trees, a tradition that I love. While we were at it we also made 10 mini gingerbread houses that we will give away at the Christmas Sing.
Candy Cane the library Elf enjoying his favorite book.
There is an Elf on a Shelf visiting the library during the month of December. He will be watching to see who is showing the 3 R's and we will give tickets to students who are on task and showing us how a library should look and sound. Students that earn tickets can put them in a drawing for prizes at the Christmas Sing.
This week we read the book "Doug Unplugged" by Dan Yaccarino, about a robot that learns everything by being plugged in and downloading facts. Then, one day Doug decides to go out into the city and discovers he can learn more through his experiences. This month the PTA's unplugged challenge is to go out and play, something that Doug learns to do in the book we shared. So be like Doug, go out and have fun playing!
We will have art that students submitted for the Reflections contest on display in the library this week. We have had a record number of entries at our school this year, great work "unplugging" and creating in September. Here are a few pics of the art on display.
In 1927, Miss Moore visited USU in Logan and fell in love with the school. Before returning to New York, she wrote to her friends and asked them to donate books for a children's collection on campus. The collection was named in her honor and opened in 1937.
This week I am sharing two parodies of "Call Me Maybe" with students. One is the Cookie Monster singing about sharing cookies in "Share it Maybe" and the second has lyrics that I found and changed a little to fit our school about reading called "Read It Maybe." I will be taking videos/photos of students in the library the next few weeks to use in a video "Read It Maybe" and I will share the video with students when it is done. If you would like to see the Cookie Monster video, click on the link under Online Resources. Here are our lyrics to the video we are making,
Read It Maybe
We know that reading is sweet, A book can be such a treat, Read every day of the week, and you’ll be on your way!
We just completed our final book fair for the school year last week and I just want to thank all of those that have helped and supported our book fairs this year. With the profits from our book fairs, we have been able to add new furniture, carpets and more fun activities to promote reading at Orchard.
I really do appreciate your support,