Wednesday, September 25, 2019

The Incredible Story of the Recycled Orchestra

This week in library the 5th and 6th graders are learning about the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay.  I wanted to read this book to all of our students to see what an amazing thing it is for one teacher and a group of kids with a passion for music to transform their lives.  These families literally live in a land fill.  They work hard every single day.  They live in such poverty, yet they didn't let that stop them from following their dreams to play instruments.  We watched one video in library about Ada's Violin, but here is another video that shows the orchestra performing.  It is incredible that these instruments are all created from garbage.  What an amazing display of resilience! Kids, you must check out this book and read it cover to cover.  It is worth your time!

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Who Invented the Crayola Crayon?

This week in library we are learning about who invented the Crayola Crayons.  Can you imagine being in school and never being able to color with crayons.  Thanks to "The Crayon Man" we don't have to write and draw with only grey, white, or black.  When do you think crayons were actually invented?  Did you know that a type of crayon was invented in Europe, but some of them were poisonous?!  That wouldn't be good for kids to be using! Here is a short video of how crayons are manufactured today.  Take a look, and let's be thankful for The Crayon Man for giving us a whole new world to make brighter!

Patriot Reading Has Begun!

Are you reading?  How many books have you read since September 1st?  You can comment below.  I hope you are reading every night for your 20 minutes of homework. Every single book you read at home or at school counts toward our school goal of reading 
20,000 books
in our school year.  Help your class read the most books in your grade so you have a chance to spin the wheel in library. Make sure you are finishing the books you are choosing to read because that is the only way to count them.  Let's do this Forbes Patriots!

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Forbes Makes You Brighter!

I was so happy to see that our Forbes PTA is using our "Brighter" library theme this year!  What a great way to teach you guys how bright we think you are AND how bright you can become as you work hard at Forbes each day.  I am excited to see what this year will bring as you try new things, participate in videos, write cool books, read amazing stories, and the list goes on and on! Just remember how much your librarian thinks of you! Now let's work so hard and make this the BRIGHTEST year at Forbes!

Monday, August 26, 2019


I am so excited for this year! The library is ready for you! Our library theme this year is 

I hope you have been reading this summer and have lots to tell me about.  I have read some books that I am excited to share with you.  

What makes you feel bright?  I want to know, and I can't wait until I have you in library to find out.  If you happen to check out this blog post, let me know when you come to library and I will give you a little prize! 

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program

Hi Friends! I hope you are all enjoying your summer! I sure do miss you!  I wanted to remind you of the great reading program Barnes & Noble runs during the summer.  If you read a certain list of books, and turn in a reading journal, you can earn a free book! I know you are reading anyway, so hop over to their website by clicking here and start reading!  Everyone loves a free book.  

Also, don't forget to check out Sora!
You can find books from the Barnes & Noble reading list and also read from the unlimited summer book selections right on the Sora App. Remember your login is your Student ID # and your last name! Keep up the reading!!

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Do you like Podcasts?

This is a great podcast to listen to.  The Professional Book Nerds work for OverDrive (Sora).  This is a podcast where you can listen to book reviews and find the next great read.  OverDrive is running a Summer Reading Program that is wonderful.  They are providing free, unlimited check out titles you can read all summer long. Here is the link to subscribe to the podcast and listen to the Summer Reading episode.