Tuesday, February 10, 2015

And the winners are...

I am excited about the new Caldecott and Newbery Medal winning books!  What do you think of the choices?

The Newbery Medal winner!

The Caldecott Medal winner!

Monday, February 9, 2015

A Skype Visit with Suzanne Selfors

4th graders, it is so exciting that we get to Skype with Ms. Selfors!  I can't wait to meet her. 

Use this link to read her biography.  Is your question for her a question that is answered in her biography?  If so, how can you change your question to something that only she can answer?

Friday, January 23, 2015

Lulu and the Brontosaurus

4th graders, what do you think is going to happen when Lulu meets the brontosaurus and tries to make him her pet? 

Monday, January 19, 2015

3rd Grade Immigration

3rd graders, now that we've read The Matchbox Diary and thought about the question "How can stories help us understand why immigration is worth risking danger and difficulty?" we can almost imagine being immigrants ourselves.  What would you put in your matchbox diary to represent your life here and now?

Thursday, January 15, 2015

One Book One Shool is coming to PES!

I am so excited about this year's One Book One School celebration!  We will be reading Judith Viorst's wonderful book Lulu and the Brontosaurus.  5th graders, can you use your online information-seeking skills to discover some interesting facts about Ms. Viorst?

Monday, December 8, 2014

Which colony would you choose?

If you could choose to be a colonist at Roanoke, Jamestown, or Popham, which one would you choose?  Why?  Please give at least three reasons.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Africa is My Home

Monica Edinger's book Africa is My Home is a beautiful story about, among other things, longing for home.  What makes Magulu finally feel at home?  What makes you feel at home?

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Picture Book Month

November is Picture Book Month and we are celebrating with some of our favorites!

Friday, October 31, 2014

The Queen of the Falls

Photo from the Niagara Falls Public Library Digital Collection

I am in awe of the true story of Annie Edison Taylor, the star of The Queen of the Falls.  Using MARVEL, please answer these questions:

Monday, October 27, 2014

Happy Halloween!

We are reading some creepy stories and poems in the library this week!  Can you write your own Halloween poem?