With my littles, we read Green Eggs and Ham and What do You Do with a Tail Like This? I also had a coloring page for them to complete that focused on proper library behavior. My kindergarteners and I looked at three books by Peter Spier – Noah’s Ark, The Book of Jonah, and The Star Spangled Banner. I had a Noah’s Ark … More Week by Week series – Week 23
When I saw the title of the book that won this year’s Caldecott Award I was shocked. When I first read Hello Lighthouse I was not impressed. My original estimation of the book was ” I do not believe this title is Caldecott-worthy.” In spite of that fact, I included it in the books I shared with my … More Does the Caldecott Committee understand children?
It was another fun week in our library. I am winding down our Caldecott unit – finished it this week with most of the classes. With my kinder classes we watched Aaron Becker’s trailer of Journey We then worked our way through the picture book, stopping to discuss what was happening on each page. For their … More Week by Week Series – Week 22
It was another full week in my library. With my littles up through first grade we read Blue and Green by Laura Vaccaro Seeger. For our activity this week we illustrated three books. My two kinder classes did Green and my first grade did either Gold or Blue. Students told me what kind of color … More Week by Week Series – Week 21
This was another week of exploring the Caldecott titles. I so enjoy sharing these books with my kiddos. This week was especially fun as we did wordless books. For second, third, and fourth grades I used the “Wordless Book Story Chart” worksheet found on the Library Sparks web site. The fifth graders had to fill out my … More Week by Week Series – Week 20
This week was a fun one for me. I got to do one of the things I most enjoy – helping elementary students learn the joys of research. I also got to share Caldecott books with my elementary classes. My second graders visited the library to research – their first time to do so. The … More Week by Week series – Week 19