Friday, November 20, 2015

Thanksgiving Stories

2nd graders, I hope you love Beauty and the Beaks: A Cautionary Tale as much as I do!  It is one of my favorite Thanksgiving stories. 

Sharing stories is a wonderful way to celebrate holidays.  What is your favorite holiday story?  Why?

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Skype with our Blogging Friends for GRA

3rd graders had a great time Skyping with students in Georgetown today to share their favorite parts of The Year of Billy Miller

Friday, November 13, 2015

Celebrating FIAT

Wow, what a book!  In our final week of thinking, talking and writing about Fish in a Tree, I am wondering what you will remember about this book.  What is your biggest "take away" from Fish in a Tree?

Friday, October 2, 2015

Global Read Aloud
Hip hip hooray, 2nd-5th graders are taking part in the Global Read Aloud this year!  What an amazing opportunity to connect with other readers all over the world!

We are going to use several different tools to talk with other readers, including:

WriteAbout  (make sure you use this login, so you'll link to our class page)

The Year of Billy Miller Chat Blog

Twitter Slowchat (we'll do this together)

Skype (we'll do this together)

Monday, September 28, 2015

Velma Gratch and the Way Cool Butterfly

1st graders, I hope you love Velma Gratch and the Way Cool Butterfly as much as I do!  Here are some cool butterfly links:

The Canopy Cam

Friday, September 18, 2015

Battle of the Books

4th graders, I am so excited that you will have an opportunity to take part in the Battle of the Books this year!  Here is a video which will help you get a better sense of what it's all about:

Monday, August 31, 2015

Welcome back!

I am so excited to start a new school year and I can't wait to hear about what you've been reading!

As you know, one of my favorite things about summer is having lots of time for reading... here are some of my recent favorites that you can find in our library:

Finally, book #2 is here!

I shared this one with some students at the Totman a few weeks ago and we all agreed that it is marvelous!

Ice cream and summer... how can I not love a book about those things?

My favorite MSBA this year!  Who wants to join me on Fridays to read this during lunch??

This is a great new series! 

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Summer = Reading!

Summertime means lots of time for reading!  I hope that you all enjoy some amazing books and that you read each and every day.  I also hope that many of you take advantage of all the great events going on at the Totman Library.  I can't wait to hear about all that you've read!

Here are some summer reading resources:

The RSU1 Suggested Summer Reading List

The Summer Reading Book Bingo Board (in case you've lost your copy)

Please come see us at the Totman Library!

Monday, June 1, 2015

4th Grade Research

4th graders, here are some links to help you with your research.  As always, please start with MARVEL.

Maine Secretary of State Kids' Page
Wikimedia Commons
Everystock Photo
Library of Congress (make sure you click "Photos, Prints, Drawings")