Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Third grade is listening to Strega Nona, a traditional Italian tale retold by Tomie dePaola. Strega Nona, or "Grandma Witch" has a magical pasta pot that provides her with a neverending supply of pasta. Strega Nona's helper, Big Anthony, has been warned to stay away from the pot, but his curiosity gets the better of him! Click here to watch a video of the story!
Fourth grade will be listening to Pirates, by David L. Harrison, a collection of poems about all of the most dastardly sea dogs!
And fifth grade will hear excerpts from Love That Dog by Sharon Creech, the story of Jack, who thinks poetry is for girls, until his teacher makes him write some of his own! Here's a great book trailer for Love That Dog:
Monday, September 19, 2011
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Or, if you're short on time, watch this shorter version made by a fan!
On this day, in 1986, the first three American Girls, Kirsten, Samantha, and Molly, were introduced! They started a series of books that now includes 11 different characters. American Girl books tell the stories of girls growing up during different periods of history. If you've ever wondered what it was like to go to school in a one-room schoolhouse, or to have a birthday party during World War II, or to celebrate Christmas during the Great Depression, pick up an American Girl book in the Historical Fiction section of our library today! Find out more about the American Girl characters here.
And here's a preview of a movie based on the books about American Girl, Kit:
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Friday, September 2, 2011
Thursday, September 1, 2011
This week, third graders have been learning how to put books on the check-in cart. They've learned that a book should never "show it's underwear" (like the book in this picture), but should always be placed with its spine out and call number down.
Third grade is doing such a great job of taking care of our library!