We've been reading a lot of stories. We started with "Pete the Cat: Too Cool for School." Pete the Cat was very silly...and ridiculous...when he wanted to wear ALL of his clothes to school! We had to help Pete choose one special outfit that made his look cool!
We started reading a new series by Mo Willems. Elephant & Piggie books are hilarious! We read "Can I Play Too?" where a snake wants to play catch with Elephant and Piggie but there is a problem. Ask me to retell this silly story and how they solved snake's problem.
We talked about the "Buddy Bench" this week during library class. The Buddy Bench is a special place to sit during recess if you need a friend to play with. We talked about how we can always find room for one more friend to play, just like in the story about Elephant, Piggie and Snake! We made a book to teach other friends about how to use the Buddy Bench during recess.
Our last story was called "Elephant & Piggie: There is a Bird on Your Head!." Did you ever have someone who kept bugging you? Well we had to help Elephant find a solution to get rid of some birds that made a nest on his head! We even made our own bird nest hats to retell the story so ask me what happens in this book.
We'll be finishing out September learning about nursery rhymes and fables. We'll read Humpty Dumpty and then try to build a new wall for him so he won't fall down again! Then we'll read about the tortoise and the hare to find out who would win a race between the two. We'll even have two special visitors that will be joining us to help tell this fable. Hmmmmmm....I wonder who they could be?
Make sure to check back in October for more Library updates!
Welcome to Kindergarten & Pre-K Library!
We do things a little differently at our school. The Library is not just a place for books, it's a fun place for learning, reading, exploring, discovering, sharing, and having fun!
Each week we will read a story together and then we will participate in fun discovery centers that teach us different skills such as reading, writing, letter/number/shape recognition, fine and gross motor skills, technology skills, engineering skills, creativity, sharing and working together with others, and much more!
Check our blog often to find out what's happening in the Library!
This week we read "Froggy Goes to School" by Jonathan London. We shared stories about our first day of school and compared our experiences with Froggy's. Some classes also read "Please Play Safe!" by Margery Cuyler. We discussed "safe" and "sorry" ways to play outside on our new playground.
In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day we read the book "The Crayon Box that Talked" by Shane DeRolf. We helped solve the problem of the crayons not getting along by remembering how Dr. King wanted us all to get along regardless of race. Then we made our own crayon to put into our class's crayon box. "We are a box of crayons, each one ofbus unique. But when we get together the picture is complete!"
Friday was a snowy day so we decided to have an impromptu L'Art lesson. That's when we combine Library and Art into one fun and creative class! First, we read my favorite snowy day book: The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats. Then we used textured and glimmery white paint to make our own snowy landscapes. It was a fun and snowy L'Art day!
The weather outside is frightful but Robertson School's Winter Carnival will be delightful!
Join your Robertson family for a fun night filled with games and crafts to help your child learn to love reading!
Books Are Wings will be there distributing free books to all the kids.
Special Guest: Clifford the Big Red Dog!
So scoop up your little snowflakes and float down to Robertson School on Wednesday, January 18!!!
Sorry friends but it's been a very long time since I've posted. Not many people read my blog so I haven't been keeping it up to date as much as I should. I hope to be able to post some of the fun and exciting things going on in the Library. So check back every now and then. Ciao.
November is just flying by! We have been learning about the seasons of the year and about the holiday of Thanksgiving.
First we read about a tree that loves winter, spring, and summer but does not like the fall. In the book "Fall is Not Easy" by Marty Kelley the tree has difficulty changing his leaves when fall comes around. Ask me about the silly way the tree looks when it tries to change! We made our own creative trees to share with our families.
Next, we read about a turkey that tries to disguise himself as other animals so he won't get eaten on Thanksgiving Day! Ask me to retell the story, "Turkey Trouble" by Wendi Silvano. We had fun disguising our own turkeys and joining art class to make little turkeys. Oh, did you notice the special visitor that came to make turkeys with us?
Happy Thanksgiving to all our families. I am very thankful to be able to share books and learning with your children!
Just a reminder: please return your request for a family library card forms to school so you can visit our school library and borrow books with your children.
We've been up to alot in the Library. We learned about our skeletons and xrays and read a story about a skeleton who couldn't get rid of his hiccups (Skeleton Hiccups by Margery Cuyler).
We read about a mummy who ate too much (There Was An Old Mummy Who Swallowed A Spider by Jennifer Ward) and them disguised ourselves with handmade masks (thank you Mrs. Thomson).
We had two assemblies: A Silly Willies Show with performer Jackson Gillman and a Magic Reading Show with Steve "the Magic Guy" Rudolph.
Our teachers turned into Minions for a day!
We visited the RISD Museum of Art and read a story about a dog who loved painting (Art Dog by Thacher Hurd) and then painted our own masterpieces.
We went on a leaf hunt and learned about the season of autumn. (We're Going on a Leaf Hunt by Steve Metzger). We played a game using dice to find out how many leaves we found on a leaf hunt.
We read about a tree that loves winter, spring, and summer but isn't too crazy about fall. Ask me what happens in the book "Fall is Not Easy" by Marty Kelley. We designed our own trees using our imagination just like the illustrator did in the book.
Next week we'll be learning about Thanksgiving and how to keep a turkey safe near this holiday. (Turkey Trouble by Wendy Silvano)
Don't forget to sign up with your child's teacher for a meeting on Parent/Teacher Conference Night on Wednesday, November 18th.
Hi! I'm the PK-K Librarian at both Robertson & Captain Hunt Schools. This will be my 6th year in the district and I'm looking forward to another year teaching PK & K!