Some books beg to be read twice. Once to get the gist of it. Twice so one can savour all the good parts. I’m reading a book like that now. Are you?
30 Jul 2016 Leave a comment
Well, it’s a little cooler in the mornings here in Southern Alberta, canola fields are in full bloom, and my heart and mind are already turning towards heading back to school. I’m curious about what the kids have been reading over the summer and looking forward to getting into some bookstores soon to find them some new treasures.
25 Nov 2015 Leave a comment
I am really happy to host Scholastic Book Fairs in our school because it brings a book store right into our little school in our little community in rural Alberta, Canada! The kids have so much fun exploring new books, sharing them with their friends and family and then of course, being able to bring them home for keeps! Well-stocked home libraries are one of the best ways to encourage literacy in families and Scholastic Book Fairs in our school, help to create those libraries. We host a fall and a spring sale for the kids and they are a real highlight of the school year. Here’s to reading!
07 May 2015 Leave a comment
Anybody that works with children knows that they need to move – allowing them time, during the course of their Learning Commons (Library) time with me can help. I love the enthusiasm show and level of personal and team accomplishment they feel when they have created something totally on their own – no adults involved!
24 Mar 2015 Leave a comment
For researching school projects I am becoming increasingly impressed with the search engine Bing. Great for finding public domain images and videos and the ‘strict’ searching option provides helpful safeguard for kids.
16 Mar 2015 Leave a comment
Great job kids!
Today I have a special review on the blog! I have some friends contributing to this review for a book we all read together!
TITLE: TIGERS AT TWILIGHT
Series: Magic Treehouse
Book #: 19
About the book: Two young people, Jack and Annie, go to Dinoworld. They were trying to find a way to remove a spell from their friend Teddy. Teddy had a spell put on him in one of the previous books that had turned him into a dog. On their journey, they meet people from history, a dinosaur, and find a mysterious medallion.
Jack, Annie, and Teddy return to their tree house from Dinoworld and find a message that tells them to follow clues and collect gifts along the way. The gifts will help them undo the spell on Teddy. The gifts can be anywhere! One place the clues send them to is…
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08 Oct 2014 Leave a comment
This morning Ava said – Mrs. Jantzen – I am reading Raining Cupcakes – it’s really good – I’m almost finished – we should buy it for our School Learning Commons (a.k.a Library). I’m on it! It’s bought and on it’s way. Kid’s book recommendations are the best recommendations – if they like it – for sure they will have some friends who like it too!