• PreK Color Unit - Orange

    Posted by TERRI ELDER on 10/31/2019

    We are continuing our color unit by studying the color ORANGE.

    Orange by Rebecca Rissman is a great introduction to the color orange in the world around us - from foods to flowers.

    The Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman teaches the importance of teamwork when a witch enlists the help of her friends to remove her Halloween pumpkin off the vine.

    For our craft, we created q-tip pumpkin art with q-tips and paint. They did a fantastic job!!

     

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  • Happy New Year!

    Posted by TERRI ELDER on 1/3/2017

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    Happy New Year! It has been an awesome school year so far and I look forward to sharing more exciting opportunities for my students. Check back often to see what we have been up to in the library.

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  • More Pete the Cat!

    Posted by TERRI ELDER on 10/21/2016
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    "My buttons, my buttons, my four groovy buttons!" Pete the Cat rocks! So, Pete the Cat is back after a brief hiatus. Before our book fair, we read Pete the Cat and his four groovy buttons. One by one, Pete's buttons pop off. Does Pete cry? Goodness, no! Buttons come and buttons go. He just keeps on singing his song. Check out our cute Pete the Cat number sentence activity. The kids did a fantastic job!!!
     
     
     
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  • Lois Lenski Covey Foundation Grant!!!

    Posted by TERRI ELDER on 10/17/2016

     

    LOIS LENSKI COVEY FOUNDATION BOOK GRANT

     

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    I am so excited to announce that I received a $3,000 Lois Lenski Covey Foundation Book Grant. I will use this grant to purchase some amazing books for our kids!!! I am especially interested in purchasing titles for my Makerspace Bookshelf. The kids absolutely LOVE visiting the Makerspace, so I need to purchase more STEAM books to help them explore ways to express their creativity. Whether they will be making duct tape projects or paper folding creations, these books will give them guided instructions to produce! I also plan to purchase some general fiction titles - with a special emphasis on Hispanic titles. We have a growing population and I know how important it is to see yourself in literature.

    I am so appreciative of this grant and cannot wait to share the purchases with my students over the school year.

     

    Thank you to the Lois Lenski Covey Foundation!!!!

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  • Pete the Cat

    Posted by TERRI ELDER on 10/1/2016
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    We officially LOVE Pete the Cat. We just started our unit this week and cannot stop singing
    I Love My White Shoes! Pete the Cat keeps stepping into things that turn his shoes different colors. Does Pete cry? Goodness, no! He just keeps walking along and singing his song. As an extension activity, first graders had think of something (not in the book) that Pete the Cat step in that would change the color of his shoes. They did a great job!
     
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  • Worth More Than Gold

    Posted by TERRI ELDER on 3/10/2015
    To celebrate St. Patrick's Day, second graders were tasked with sharing who is worth more than gold to them and why. 
     
     
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  • Celebrating Dr. Seuss with One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish Estimation Game

    Posted by TERRI ELDER on 3/6/2015
    To end our Read Across America celebration week, first and second graders were given the opportunity to guess the number of goldfish in the fishbowl. The students with the closest guess would win all of the goldfish. There were 950 goldfish in the bowl. Congratulations to our winner, Jamicah P. He guessed 899!
     
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  • Celebrating Dr. Seuss with The Lorax

    Posted by TERRI ELDER on 3/4/2015
    The Lorax is another favorite that I enjoy sharing with the students. Second graders completed a craftivity (craft and writing activity) after listening to the story. Students were asked to share what they would do help the Lorax save the trees. We were so busy that I did not get a chance to take pictures of the final products. I was able to find one that I can share with you. The kids did a great job and had some creative ideas of how they would help.
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  • Celebrating Dr. Seuss with Bartholomew and the Oobleck

    Posted by TERRI ELDER on 3/3/2015
    I absolutely love Bartholomew and the Oobleck. I have always wanted to make oobleck with my students and this was the year! After reading the story and talking about the differences between solids and liquids - second graders made their own oobleck...which has properties of both. We created the oobleck by mixing corn starch, water, and green paint. It was quite messy, but so much fun!
     
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  • Celebrating Dr. Seuss with Yertle the Turtle

    Posted by TERRI ELDER on 3/3/2015
    Although our library owns this book, I have never read Yertle the Turtle. I have been missing out on an incredible book! First graders completed a craftivity (craft and writing activity). After listening to the story, the students had to decide whether or not Yertle was a good king. They had to use what they learned in the book to support their opinion. For the craft portion, they painted a paper plate green and colored the head, legs, and tails to make a turtle. Check out the wonderful job they did!
     
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