Monday, November 13, 2017

Thanksgiving...Parade Style

This is a little hint of what we will be reading this week in library.  It is Thanksgiving time and what says Thanksgiving Day more than the tradition of the Macy's Day Parade.  We will be learning some fun behind the scenes details of how this parade came about and who invented these amazing balloons.  I hope this coming Thanksgiving morning you will watch a little of the parade so you can see these huge balloons in action.  The book we will be reading is called "Balloons Over Broadway".  It has been in our library for a long time.  I think it is a hidden gem that needs to be recognized.  This will be an exciting week in the Forbes Library!

Monday, October 16, 2017


I think this would be a great week to give a treat to anyone who reads this post! Come to the library by Wednesday afternoon (Oct. 18th) to get a treat from Mrs. Chavez! Thanks for checking out our library blog!


Thursday, October 12, 2017


This week in library we are reading "Worms for Breakfast" by Helaine Becker.  I am amazed at how awesome non-fiction books are written and illustrated these days.  When I was a kid, I always thought they were so boring because it was just words and small pictures.  This book is so much fun because the pictures are funny and there are so many little nooks and crannies to read and learn from.  My eyes are hopping all over the pages! I have had several of you ask for the delicious recipe for "Diggers Delight".  Wasn't it funny to see our teachers be brave and try this yucky looking chimp food?  We have the best teachers! If you want to make this delectable treat, here's the recipe:

Digger's Delight

1 ripe banana, smashed 
1 cup cooked oatmeal, cooled
1/3 cup peanut butter
1 Tbsp honey
1/3 cup Hawaiian Punch or other fruit punch

1. Mix first four ingredients together.
2. Add Hawaiian Punch a spoonful at a time until it reaches a paste consistency
3. Spoon the mixture into a bamboo stick or lock it in a box.  Allow it to harden.  Chimps will enjoy trying to dig out the tasty treat using their fingers or other sticks all day.


Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Book Fair This Week!!

It's that time of year kids! Book Fair is this week! Please come and support our book fair.  Proceeds from our fair will go to help purchase books for our classroom libraries.  Come check it out!

Monday: 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
Tuesday: 2:00 pm-7:00 pm
Wednesday: 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
Thursday: 2:00 pm-7:00 pm

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

I Wonder...Where did the game Rock Paper Scissors come from?

This week in library we are reading "The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors" by Drew Daywalt.  This is a fun book! I hope you all enjoy learning about these warriors! Remember I told you about the website to learn more about this battle game?  It's always great to wonder about things as you read entertaining books.  Check this out and see what you think.
Click Here to find out the real history of Rock Paper Scissors!

Monday, September 4, 2017


I'm so EXCITED! This Thursday, September 7 from 3:45-5:15 is our 
Please join us for some special guest readers, fun break-out reading rooms, and a treat at the end!  This is a PERFECT way to start your reading for your September bookmark!  You could have it completely done that afternoon! I hope to see all my favorite Forbes Patriots there!!

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Challenge: Be a Book Worm this Year!

This week in library we got to look around at all the fun treats & I was happy to see that MOST kids really do think that READING IS A TREAT!  I think our Forbes students were a little disappointed that most all of the treats in the library were fake.  I hope you guys all forgave me when I fed you a gummy worm as you were checking out your books!  Let this be proof that every student that ate a gummy worm promised to be a book worm this year!  I found this cool Wonderopolis on book worms.  Click Here to read all about it.'s always cool to WONDER!