Thank you to all the friends, faculty, students, and families that made the Winter Carnival a success! A special thank you to our friends at Books Are Wings!
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.
It's October so we've been reading stories about scarecrows and pumpkins. First we read "The Little Old Lady who was not Afraid of Anything" by Linda Williams. We weren't scared reading about the lady's walk in the woods as she was being followed by two shoes, a pair of pants, one shirt, two gloves, one hat, and a big pumpkin head! Guess what all those clothes turned into? A scarecrow! We discussed how important scarecrows are to farmers and people who grow gardens. Ask me all about what I learned and to retell this story.
Next, in preschool, we learned the rhyme "5 Little Pumpkins" and read "Pete the Cat: Five Little Pumpkins" by Eric Litwin. We acted out the rhyme and then worked in centers with activities based on the 5 little pumpkins. We made 5 pumpkins out of play dough, built a gate for 5 pumpkins using blocks, stamped 5 pumpkins, and played search and find in the little pumpkin sensory bin. Ask me to sing you this silly rhyme.
In kindergarten we learned all about spiders. Did you know they have 8 legs and some have 8 eyes! We discussed why they spin a web and how they help us so ask me to teach you what I know about spiders! Next we read "The Very Busy Spider" by Eric Carle and sequenced all the characters. Ask me to retell what happened in the story and why the spider was so busy.
We've been reading Aesop Fable's in Library these past two weeks. First we read "The Tortoise & the Hare" and discussed fast and slow. We determined that a fast hare would win a race with a slow tortoise, but boy were we surprised when we read the ending! Ask your child to re-tell this fable to you....you too will be surprised at who won the race.
Next we read "The Lion and the Mouse" and discussed friendship...How could a little quiet mouse be friends with a big loud lion!? We also worked with loud and quiet sounds by putting items into a coffee tin and shaking it up. We listened if it made a loud or quiet noise and then sorted out the items on a chart. We made loud and quiet noises...guess which one was our favorite?
Visit your local library and check out a book of Aesop Fables and share these short stories with your family today!
Welcome to Kindergarten and Pre-School! I'm looking forward to a fun year in library so come back often to see what we've been learning.
For the first week of school we'll be reading a story about one of my favorite cats...."Pete the Cat: Too Cool for School" by James Dean. We will also read a story about a frog who is excited...and a little nervous...about his first day of school. "Froggy Goes to School" by Jonathan London is a silly story that we can all relate to as we start a new school year. Ask your child what Froggy dreamed he was wearing on the first day of school...ha ha ha!
I'm also looking forward to some much needed redecorating in the library! Stay tuned for updates as we redesign the library for a much younger crowd and finally open to families to visit and borrow books! (yes it has been a long time coming😁)
I wish everyone a great year filled with learning and fun...and happiness 😄.
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!