Sunday, August 31, 2014

This Week in the Library...

This week, all grade levels will be continuing to practice library procedures.  We'll also be reading about some characters who sometimes have trouble following the rules but who love to use the library!

Third grade will be reading Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen.

Fourth grade will be reading The Library by Sarah Stewart.

Fifth grade will be reading an excerpt from Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key by Jack Gantos.

Have a great week!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Welcome Back

Welcome back to school and back to the library! This week, students will be attending library orientation with their classes. The Pigeon (from Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus) will be helping us learn about how the library works! What do you think? Should we let the Pigeon use the library?

Monday, August 4, 2014

Storytime for August 5th: Stargazing

This week's storytime is all about stars and the night sky!

Here are the books we'll be reading this week, along with some videos, links, and activities to accompany them!

Meet Marla Frazee

Meet Kevin Henkes

Watch this stop-motion animated version of the story:

You can also download this week's Takeaway page by clicking here.

And be sure to check out the related online astronomy and stargazing activities:

KidsAstronomy—Learn about the constellations and phases of the moon and download a map of the night sky!
NationalGeographic KidsFind amazing pictures of the stars and learn some star gazing tips
Mr.NussbaumLearn all about the different types of stars, plus much more!

Enchanted LearningActivities and printables about astronomy

And, finally, if you liked today's stories, here are some more great books about stars and the sky!

  • The Magic School Bus Sees Stars by Nancy White
  • Zoo In the Sky by Jacqueline Mitton
  • Mr. Putter & Tabby See the Stars by Cynthia Rylant
  • Star Gazer by Ben Morgan
  • Arthur and the Comet Crisis by Stephen Krensky
  • Fancy Nancy Sees Stars by Jane O'Connor

Have a great week, and thanks for coming to storytime!