Friday, December 16, 2016

Click on the picture below to find free ebooks that will help you keep reading over our break.


Sunday, December 11, 2016

Snowflake video

Students have loved the snowflakes we made to hang in the library. Here is a link to a YouTube video that shows how to make them. Snowflake video

Monday, December 5, 2016

Chicago Remembers the Christmas Tree Ship


This week students are exploring different books and learning about several traditions and how people celebrate differently. I am then book talking the book "The Christmas Tree Ship" by Carol Crane about a tradition of delivering Christmas trees and how it still carries on today, even after the tragic sinking of the original Christmas Tree Ship.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

A Fine Dessert

This week we are talking about timelines and how things like recipes and traditions are passed down from generation to generation. I am sharing the book "A Fine Dessert" by Emily Jenkins about how a dessert called blackberry fool has been made through four centuries. Below is the recipe from the book if you'd like to try it.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

My Teacher for President

This week we are talking about the qualities we would like in our president, and recognizing that our teachers have some of these qualities. Students can write a note to teachers telling them why they would vote for them for president, and vote for the teacher they think would be the best president. We'll see who would get elected at Orchard Elementary.



Monday, November 14, 2016

To see the timeline of various things, or create your own timeline, click on the picture below.


Monday, November 7, 2016

Monday, October 31, 2016

This week we will be learning about Dia de los Muertos, 
celebrated on November 1st and 2nd.


Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Alien or Superhero?


 Mrs. Morley can't decide what costume to wear to school on Halloween, an alien or superhero? Help her decide what costume she should wear by voting on the right.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Happy Birthday Curious George!

September 17th is Curiosity Day, Curious George's 75th birthday. This year we will be getting curious in the library, 
just like Curious George loves to do.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Meet Authors

The King's English Bookshop in SLC regularly has author visits.
 Check out their calendar of events by clicking on the picture below.
A few authors that will be there in the next couple months are Brandon Sanderson, 
Margaret Peterson Haddix, Rick Riordan and James Dashner.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Road to Success

Road to Success has a new look, and many new functions. Click on the logo below to watch a video  that shows what's new and how to create your account and start logging your minutes.


Monday, August 22, 2016

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Get Curious at the Library...

This year we will get "curious" about reading as Curious George celebrates his 75th birthday! 
We will be celebrating right along with him, getting curious and learning new things.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Summer Reading Links

Click on a picture below to go to websites that will help you keep reading this summer...
                           





Thursday, May 5, 2016

Read With Someone You Love!


A little advice from Millie about reading this summer...


video

Tuesday, May 3, 2016


MAY  THE 4th BE WITH YOU!

Star wars books have become very popular in the library.  This week we have a special basket of Star Wars books that Mrs. Morley has been collecting just for you to enjoy. 

Even Darth Vader loves to read!


Tuesday, April 26, 2016



"Don't cry because it's over. 

Smile because it happened"

~Dr. Seuss
I know it is sad to see this school year, and the fun we've had in the library, come to an end. But, whether we like it or not, the end is fast approaching and your library books are due in 2 weeks, May 9th-13th. Every year there are those that want to keep their books past the final due date. I'm happy that you love to read, but in order to get things done that I need to before the end of the year I really do need to have books in when they're due. We will have summer library from 10 AM-12PM on Mondays and I hope to see you there, but you need to be responsible and return all your books before this school year ends before you can have the privilege of checking books out over the summer!
We logged 2 million minutes! 
One lucky student had their name drawn at our reading assembly and got the privilege of smashing a pie in Mr. Stevenson's face. 


Tuesday, March 29, 2016


April is National Poetry Month!
Scholastic is sponsoring a contest that invites students 
in grades 1–6 to write poems that answer the 
question “What makes the USA special to you?”
Students can win $500 and their teachers have the chance to win a $150 gift card, pencils, and more! 

Click on the picture below to find out more...

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

I Don't Know What To Do Today...

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Looking for Storytellers...


Open auditions are held annually for children at the Orem Public Library March 17
To schedule an open audition appointment, 
please call the Orem Public Library at 229­7436 or email tdstarr@orem.org 

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

 
March 2nd is Dr. Seuss' Birthday!
Click on the picture above to explore the world of Seussville and find...
games & activities, videos and more about Dr. Seuss and his characters.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016



Children's author, Rick Walton, had a rare malignant cancer of the brain and had surgery removing a tumor in April 2015. He is going through rehabilitation right in our neighborhood at Orchard Park Rehab Center, 740 North 300 East in Orem.  
Rick loves visitors, he is in room number is #8.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016


Wednesday, January 20, 2016

We are getting ready for the book fair that we will have during conferences, 
the first week in February. Some of the books at the fair are featured in a video on the scholastic website, there is a link to the page with the videos on the picture below. 
Come to the book fair and check it out.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

This week I am sharing some of the 2016 award winning books.
"Finding Winnie, The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear "
is the winner of the Caldecott award and has an interesting background story. 
You can see a YouTube video about it by clicking on the cover of the book below.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016


Our monsters that were donated to Primary Children's Hospital.
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