Oh My Gosh you guys!! Mo Willems came out with a new Pigeon book this summer. And I ordered it. And I got to read it to my classes the first day. And the fifth graders loved it even more than Kindergartners. It was amazing!! Older kids, fifth graders were raised on Mo Willems. If … Continue reading Thank you Mo Willems
In a little foray away from the whole poetry thing, I would like to give an update to what has been going on in the library! In late March, in anticipation of visiting students from our sister city in Japan, I blew the dust off our origami books and taught the kids how to … Continue reading Paper Cranes
Halfway through Poetry Month. Looking back, I can tell poems that were a chore... rushed to meet some self-imposed participation deadline, and the ones that easily came to me. All in All, it is great fun to explore poetry! While that cyclone Called LIFE whirls Outside these doors, My bright little library Filled with cheerful … Continue reading Reading Respite
Just a little anecdote from my day that is too long for facebook, but made me laugh... It is first grade library time, they enter right after recess and sit on the carpet ready to hear a story. That is when I noticed the brown substance on the carpet. "Freeze everyone, Freeze!" Eyeing the substance … Continue reading Close Call in the Library
It is that time of year. I just spent two days transforming my library into a book fair. Hooray! People LOVE book fairs. SO MANY adults share with me that their favorite memory of elementary school was the book fair. Kids begin asking as soon as the posters go up... Their little faces are nearly … Continue reading Book Fair Time!
The other day a sixth grade student asked me what my favorite book was when I was her age, she was looking for a recommendation. This question stopped me dead. I couldn't think. I didn't know. How crazy is that? Here is what was happening inside my head... There were SO MANY books I have … Continue reading What to Recommend?