Tuesday, March 21, 2017

March Madness Continues!!

We are in our second week of our March Madness Tournament of Books!  Did you guess the right books in the Sweet 16?  We will continue with our Elite 8.  This week classes will switch sides so that you get to read or hear about as many books as possible.  If you are in 4th-6th grade, you can check the books out now and start enjoying them.  They are all amazing!  I hope you have fun playing our Forbes March Madness.  Who do you think will win it all and be our Book of the Year?

Friday, March 17, 2017

Do you want to make a cool movie or presentation?

March Madness has started this week in the library. To introduce the books to the upper grades, I used a presentation website called PowToon.  It was a lot of fun to prepare the video and I thought you guys might like to try it out if you have a presentation to do for school.  You do have to sign up for an account, but it is free.  Of course, you can upgrade your account for a cost, but quite honestly, I found everything I needed with the free version.  You can spend hours playing around with the fun backgrounds and pictures.  Check it out!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

And You Think it's Hard to Come to School!

Check out this video of children in China who live on a remote mountain top village.  Kids as young as 6 years old climb this ladder every day to go to school.  The ladder climb is a half a mile straight up.  It takes the students 90 minutes to get to school.  So, next time you don't want to climb out of bed to go to school, think of these dedicated kids in China.


Wednesday, February 8, 2017

STEAM in the Library

This week we have been reading the book Whopper Cake by Karma Wilson.  We talked about how we use chemistry every day when we make dinner, bake a treat, or even make mac & cheese!  If you didn't get a chance to hear Whopper Cake, you'll have to check it out of our library.  For those of you who would like to try a super fun "experiment" making INVISIBLE INK, check out this link!

Make sure you ask an adult before you start.  Have fun & remember, you use chemistry in so many things you do each day, so keep on the lookout!

P.S. If you make a Whopper Cake, make sure you share some with me! :)

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Too Much Glue!!

This week in library 1st, 2nd, & 3rd graders  have been reading Too Much Glue.  We then learned how to make our own glue.  I told you I would post the glue making directions on our blog, so here you go!  

7 TBSP of non-fat (skim) milk - remember you cannot use fat milk
1 TBSP of vinegar

Let the mixture sit & you can watch it form the solids.  Take a paper towel to absorb the liquid, and the solids that remain are the glue.  
Have Fun!!

Sunday, January 1, 2017


We have been on Winter Break too long!  I hope you have been reading lots.  I have wanted to read someone a book so much, I forced my dog Newman to listen to me.  You can tell he is not completely listening.  We have lots of fun things coming up in library!  Our Patriot Reading Party is this month!  We are getting close to the Super Bowl.  I wonder who the teams will be this year.  I have done a lot of reading over the break and am excited to tell you all about the books.  Enjoy your last day tomorrow and I will see you on Tuesday!  Happy New Year!!

P.S. Remember...December Patriot Reading Bookmarks are due on Friday, January 6th! Don't forget to turn it in!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Go Broncos!!

Today in library I had a 4th Grade class who decided to decorate the library with Kansas City Chiefs pictures.  Have I not taught you guys well enough?  We cheer for the Broncos!  Mr. Harvey had his class color these pictures and put them inside all the books the kids checked in.  It was a good prank my 4th grade friends!  Now remember to read this long Thanksgiving weekend AND cheer for the Broncos on Sunday!!

Have a wonderful holiday and remember that I am so very thankful for each and every one of my Forbes kids!  You guys make my life happy & I am so glad I get to be a part of your lives!