Thursday, May 14, 2020

Come and Join!

Hey Forbes Friends! I wanted to remind you that I will continue virtual library until the last day of school, May 29th.  I hope you will join me on Google Meet to talk about books, and read stories.  I love seeing all of you who participate! After that, we will begin Summer Library! I am so excited for this! I will have more details soon.  Keep Reading!!

Monday, May 4, 2020

May the 4th Be With You!

Happy Day! It's May the 4th! If we were in school, I would have some fun Star Wars bookmarks for you.  Since we are not, I thought I would give you the chance to draw some of your favorite Star Wars characters.  I bought these awesome directed drawing instructions from "The Book Wrangler."  He does an amazing job creating a variety of directed drawings. That is how we drew the Love Monster back in February.  If you would like to try drawing some fun Star Wars characters, just click on the link below to start drawing.  Don't just stop there, I want to see these works of art! Please email me a picture of your creation, or you could leave a comment below.  Thanks & May the Force (or 4th) Be With You!!

I have removed the link to this.  If you still would like to draw, send me an email and I will send you a copy.  Thanks!

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Join Jack & Annie from The Magic Tree House

Mary Pope Osborne, the author of "The Magic Tree House" series, has launched a fun website just for kids. There are videos from Mary Pope Osborne, craft ideas, fun activities and more.  The activities include your favorite characters, Jack and Annie.  The theme this week is Read and Explore: Animals! Click on the link below to check it out! 

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Happy Earth Day!

I love this picture drawn by one of my favorite authors/illustrators, Peter Reynolds! His message is that we should always be thinking about our earth.  We should do all we can to take care of our earth every day of the year.  Today we celebrate 50 years of Earth Day Celebrations.  I wanted to share a site with you from Discovery Education.  Check out their website for some fun activities you can do to celebrate Earth Day.  There are even virtual field trips you can go on! Check it out! It's awesome! Comment below and let me know what activities you chose!
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Monday, April 20, 2020

Can You Make a Prediction?!?

Hi! How are my library friends? I am thinking about you.  As I was putting books on the shelf today, I remembered this new book we got right before we had to go to distance learning.  This book called "Spencer's New Pet" by Jessie Sima is an amazing lesson on predictions! You will never guess what happens in this story.  The other very cool thing about this book is there are only a few words! The story is told in pictures! I love it and I want to share it with you! I was given permission by the author and publisher to read this book to you.  Enjoy! After you watch, comment below and let me know if you made the right prediction.
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Wednesday, April 15, 2020

We Love You!

Do you guys know that you are loved and cared about? I'm pretty sure I think about you at least 100 times a day! I'm not the only one! Ms. Jana has been working like crazy to come up with things for you to help you through this time of school closure.  She cares so much.  I wanted to share this lesson she made.  I promise it will make you smile! Please know that you have people who are rooting for you to succeed, and want to be there to help you in all you are doing.  If you need anything, you can reach out to us any time.  Click on the link below to watch this fun video!

Monday, April 13, 2020


I hope you all had a great Spring Break! Have you been on the edge of your seat waiting to find out which books have made it to the finals?!?  Here are your books to vote for.  There are 2 forms here one for K-3 grades and one for 4-6 grades.  All you have to do is pick the book you want to WIN IT ALL! This will be our 2020 Picture Book of the Year and our 2020 Chapter Book of the Year.  Who will you vote for?  Click the link below!

Winners will be announced next Monday! You have all week to vote.  Tell your friends to get on here and vote, too!