Sunday, February 20, 2011

Presidents Day

Happy Presidents Day!

Think you could be president? Apply for the job at this site:

Want to know more about the presidents or Presidents Day? Find lots of cool sites here!

Or, check out one of these great library books:

Madam President by Lane Smith

A little girl imagines what her day would be like if she were Madam President. There would be executive orders to give, babies to kiss, tuna casseroles to veto (or VETO!)…and so much more! Not to mention that recess would definitely require more security.

The Boy Who Looked Like Lincoln by Mike Reiss

Benjy has an unusual problem. He looks just like Abraham Lincoln-right down to the wart and beard. Needless to say, his life isn't easy. He gets gifts of Lincoln Logs and stovepipe hats on every birthday. He gets stuck playing Lincoln in every school play-whether he's part of the story or not. And the teasing is unrelenting. When school ends he plans on spending another summer sitting inside alone, but his parents have a surprise. They're sending him to Camp What-cha-ma-call-it-The Camp for Kids Who Look Like Things!

So You Want to Be President by Judith St. George, David Small
From the embarrassment of skinny-dipping John Quincy Adams to the mischievous adventure of Theodore Roosevelt's pony, Judith St. George shares the backroom facts, the spitfire comments, and the comical anecdotes that have been part and parcel of America's White House.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tiger Time News Poll

Tiger Time News is conducting a poll! We'd like to know what your favorite ice cream dessert from the cafeteria is!

Please fill out the form below to participate!

Monday, February 14, 2011

This week in the library...

It's RIF week in the library! Watch this video to find out more...

Thursday, February 10, 2011

This week in the library...

Mrs. G. has been gone all week to a technology conference in Austin, but the students of SES have been reading one of her favorite books in preparation for Valentine's Day!

In Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, by Eileen Spinelli, Mr. Hatch leads a lonely life until one Valentine's Day when the postman delivers a huge, heart-shaped box of candy with a card reading "Somebody loves you." Knowing he has a secret admirer gives Mr. Hatch a bright new perspective on life--until it turns out there's been a terrible mistake. But Mr. Hatch's new friends rally to show him that a lot of somebodies love Mr. Hatch. [Summary from Simon & Schuster.]

Here's a great video of actor Hector Elizondo reading Mr. Hatch aloud.

And here are a few video clips of a live theatre version of the story:

If you're looking for more great Valentine's Day stories, information, or activities, check out these sites:

Happy Valentine's Day from the library!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

It's February in the Library!

We're celebrating all month long in the library...

February is Library Lovers' Month!
It's also Black History Month!
Come on in and find something great to read!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Mrs. G.'s 2011 Reading Goals: January Update

You may remember that I made some reading resolutions at the beginning of the new year. (Click here to read them.)

Each month I'll be posting an update on the books I read and my progress toward my reading goals. You can read January's update by clicking here!