Thursday, November 8, 2018

Sergeant Reckless by Patricia McCormick

This week in library we are reading about an animal war hero, Sergeant Reckless.  This is a great non-fiction picture book about this amazing race horse from the Korean War.  I have loved listening to the students talk about the different animals that have served in our military. We discussed our Veteran heroes and the sacrifices they have made to keep our country free.  I think the kids favorite part was hearing all the things this horse ate, peanut butter sandwiches, lots of chocolate, and even an ice cold Coca-Cola.  This is a fun, yet interesting look into one of our war heroes.  We respect our veterans and this was a great book to read right before Veteran's Day. 

Reading with Rik

I wanted to share a company that I think is amazing for encouraging reading. It is called Reading with Rik.  It is owned by one of our amazing librarians in Alpine School District.  She had put together kits that go with specific books.  These kits contain fun surprises the kids can open at certain chapters in the book.  As they read, it gives them incentive to keep going to get to the next surprise.  As a librarian I see many students that do not possess the stamina to finish a chapter book.  This program is perfect for engaging that type of reader.  We are using one of the Reading With Rik kits right now in our 6th grade lunch bunch.  This would make a great holiday gift for students of all ages.  Let's keep reading! 

Monday, September 24, 2018

Coming Soon! Book Fair is 1 Week Away!

Just letting you guys know that we will be having the Scholastic Book Fair next week.  The schedule is as follows:
The Book Fair will run from Monday, October 1st - Thursday, October 4th!
Monday, Oct. 1st from 1:00-4:00 pm
Tuesday, Oct. 2nd 2:00-7:30 pm
Wednesday, Oct. 3rd 2:00-4:00 pm
Thursday, Oct. 4th 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Money earned from the Book Fair will benefit our school.  Please come and choose some great books from the Enchanted Forest Book Fair!  Thank you for your support!

Thursday, September 6, 2018

What Can We Learn from "We Don't Eat Our Classmates"

This week in our 2nd & 3rd grade classes we have read the hilarious book by Ryan T. Higgins, "We Don't Eat Our Classmates".  Did you guys love it?! I thought is was a super funny book with some great advice.  You won't have any friends if you eat your classmates!  I loved our discussion in Mrs. Kohli's class and Miss Walton's class about how picture books can have a deeper meaning, even the books that just seem like ridiculous stories.  

This year in library we will be talking about deeper messages and themes in the books we read (even the silly ones).  We are going to try and see how each book might fit into one or more of our Patriot Pathway values of RESPECT, SELF-MASTERY, COMPASSION, AND RESILIENCE. 

As we talked about this book in Mrs. Kohli's class, Sarah commented that she thought this book taught self-mastery because Penelope knew she shouldn't eat her classmates, and showed control of her body even though it was hard.  What a great deeper thinking comment Sarah! 

If you haven't read "We Don't Eat Our Classmates", you must. It is a laugh out loud, fun book to enjoy!

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Yo Ho! Yo Ho! A Reader's Life for Me!

I am so sorry it has been forever since I updated our library blog! I was working hard to prep our library with our new theme.
I hope you are as excited as I am to jump right in and find a good book.  I have many fun things planned this year to help you along the way.  We will be starting Patriot Reading in September.  You can try out a new genre, find a new series, or finish a book you've been reading over the summer.  Turn in your bookmark and earn a gold coin to choose something from our treasure chest.  Next week we will be going on a book treasure hunt and reading some books that will for sure be a new favorite of yours.  

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Happy 4th of July!!

Who wouldn't want this bookshelf in their room! Happy 4th of July! I am so proud to be a citizen of this great country we live in! We often take advantage of the freedoms we enjoy, so this is a great day to be reminded.  One of those freedoms is being able to read whatever book we choose.  What are you reading right now?  I am still working on "The Honest Truth" and am loving it.  It is a great adventure book. I hope you are all enjoying your holiday with your family and friends, eating lots of good food, and remembering to be thankful for our freedom. 
P.S. Next week, I am headed to a Young Readers Conference down at BYU.  I can't wait to go and find new books to share with you! I will meet and hear from cool authors and might even be able to buy some new books for our library.  Now go read a good book under the shade of a tree before the fireworks! 

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Happy Summer!!

The end of our school year was so much fun I didn't get on our library blog to update.  I hope you guys are having the best summer so far.  I hope you are all reading, reading, reading!  Have you gotten on OverDrive and checked out the summer reading books we talked about?  Remember, if you go on your OverDrive account there are books available for summer reading that everyone can check out all at once.  There are some good ones on there, so go check it out!  I was at Disneyland the very first week we were out of school and as I waited in the long lines, GUESS WHAT I DID? I downloaded a book on OverDrive and read it while in line.  You can read anywhere! I have another list I want to share with you, I just need to figure out how to get it on here. :)  I'll work on that while you read a good book & I'll check back in a couple of days!
Happy Summer!