Tuesday, December 8, 2015

What traditions do you have?

One of my favorite Christmas traditions since I was young has been making gingerbread houses. I was kind of sad when my children got older and didn't really want to make them anymore, but then  we decided it would be fun to still make them not for us but to donate to the festival of trees.
 This is the gingerbread house that we made this year 

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Two wonderful stories about how even the smallest deed can make a big difference.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Pictured below are the felt monsters that classes are helping to create for PCH. If you would like to help make more monsters at home and bring them in to donate, the picture has a link to an online pattern and instructions for the project.

This month we will be working on a service project in the library to collect art and craft supplies and make stuffed "monsters" for children at Primary Children's Hospital. Below is a music video that features PCH and gives us a glimpse of what some of their patients are going through. I know that our donations and service will bring joy to us as we serve, and also bring hope and joy to those that receive our donations. 
Thank you for your help in spreading hope and joy!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Friday, November 6, 2015

Veterans Day

I have had many veterans in my family. Here are pictures of my Dad, Grandpa and Great-grandfather who are all veterans. 

Veterans Day
November 11th

Monday, October 26, 2015

Going batty!

We are going batty in the library this week.
Kindergarten is learning a "5 little bats" poem with a bat finger puppet. You can make your own bat finger puppet by cutting the shape of a bat out of paper and cutting two slits in the middle of the bat so it will slip over your finger, pictured below.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

With 4-6 grade, we are learning how to make a "book talk video" using the app ChatterPix
With the ChatterPix app, you can take a picture and add a voice to it. 
Here is a video we made for "One Halloween Night" by Mark Teague.

This week I am sharing the app Quiver with students.  
Each class is coloring a pumpkin picture 
and we are using an iPad to make their picture come to life.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Friday, September 25, 2015


Friday, September 11, 2015

By Carmen Agra Deedy
"Because there is no nation so powerful it cannot be wounded, nor a people so small they cannot offer mighty comfort."

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Monday, August 31, 2015


Battle of the Books is BACK…
Are you ready to BATTLE?

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Have you registered on Road To Success with your new teacher's code?
Click on the picture above to go to the registration page, enter in your teacher code and follow the steps to update your account. Please let your teacher, or Mrs. Morley, know if you have any problems, questions or if you just need help. Mrs.Morley's email is... peggymorley@alpinedistrict.org

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

This year we will Get a Clue & SPY some good books in the Library.
I look forward to exploring, investigating and learning together with you.


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Shel Silverstein

Book Spine Poetry

  1. Look at titles of books in the library and see what jumps out at you. In your head, arrange and rearrange the title that you think work together well. Use your imagination.
  2. Have a pencil and paper with you to write down titles that stand out — you can refer back to them later, and it’s easier than pulling a whole bunch of books off the shelf.
  3. Once you come up with a poem from the titles you've collected, stack the books so the titles tell your poem from top to bottom.
  4. Tell Mrs. Morley if you make a book spine poem so she can take a picture of it and post it on our library blog.

Here are a few example of book spine poems from books in our library.
This poem tells about when Mrs. Morley was in the library, it was very quiet, no one was there except her.
Suddenly a BOOM of thunder startled her. She didn't know what the sound was at first, then she heard tapping on the roof and realized that it was just a rain storm. 

Do you have dreams? How do you work toward them, little by little?
If you don't give up you can achieve your dreams... someday. 

Tuesday, January 20, 2015