Monday, November 28, 2011

The Book Fair is Coming!

The Book Fair is coming to Smithville Elementary next week! Click on the picture above to learn more about it!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Monsters are taking over the library!

Check out what the 3rd Grade GT class made!

Be sure to come by the library to check these creatures out for yourself!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

This Week in the Library...

This week, we're commemorating Veterans Day by reading some stories about brave soldiers and special memories. You can find out more about Veterans Day (and even play some Veterans Day games) here!

3rd Grade is listening to The Wall by Eve Bunting, which tells the story of a father and son who visit the Vietnam Wall Memorial in Washington, D.C. Here's an excerpt from the story:

4th and 5th Grades are listening to Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine, & a Miracle by Major Brian Dennis, Kirby Larson, and Mary Nethery. Kirby Larson's website has a great video of the book, an audio excerpt, and a picture gallery of Nubs and Major Dennis.

Here's a video of Major Dennis arriving home from Iraq and being reunited with Nubs:

And here's Major Dennis telling his story on the Ellen show:

Friday, November 4, 2011

Look who showed up in the library today!

Those of you who have peeked inside the library office know that I am a HUGE Kermit the Frog fan. So, I was SUPER excited to see Alyssa wearing this hat in the library today! So cute!

Thought of the Day...

This Week in the Library...

This week, since all grades are currently studying drama, we've been doing some Readers Theater in the library.

Third grade read an adaptation of Book! Book! Book! by Deborah Bruss. Here's a video version of the joke that inspired this book! I love the acting in it, too!

Fourth grade read The Frog Prince Continued by Jon Scieszka, a very funny story about what happens AFTER "happily ever after." Here's a great video of some students from a public library performing the readers theater play.

Fifth grade read excerpts from Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! by Laura Amy Schlitz, which tells the story of a medieval village through the voices of the young people who live there. Here's a great slideshow of some of the book's beautiful illustrations.

And here's a picture of Ms. Peace's class performing an excerpt from "Will the Plowboy." Josh is playing the part of Will, while Jarron is the narrator.