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December 26, 2017

Thank you for all of the STEAM activities we received for the holidays! They make our Makerspace/STEM stations loads of fun. 

 New marble runs

KEVA planks and brain builder challenge cards 

 Goobi magnets

 Magformers

December 19, 2017

Last week we designed traps to catch the gingerbread man, and this week we helped him escape!

We used a booklet Choose Your Own STEMVenture from Teachers pay TeachersAlso see the activity's designer's post here.

I set up 5 stations around the library and depending on w...

December 18, 2017

Update 1/1/2018:

Thank you for the donations, we read a lot of gingerbread stories and had a great time doing our STEM activities, see Trap the Gingerbread Man, and Choose Your Own StemVenture posts. 

December 12, 2017

I applied to be on the Nutmeg selection committee in the fall and was chosen among many, many librarians in the state of CT! I will help to choose the Nutmeg nominees for the elementary list in 2020. 

I will have to read about 25 books a month and meet with the oth...

December 12, 2017

After reading several of our Gingerbread stories from around the world, we did a STEM Challenge. Students had to find a way to trap a gingerbread man cookie using various STEM materials: Legos, K'Nex, Goobi magnets, and Magformers. 

Here are a few creative traps the stu...

December 5, 2017

Many of our students have read the phenomenal book Wonder by R.J. Palacio.

Amazon.com Review

Amazon Best Books of the Month for Kids, February 2012: Wonder is a rare gem of a novel--beautifully written and populated by characters who linger in your memory and heart. Augu...

November 21, 2017

Another fabulous Nutmeg nominee book this week, Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear by Lindsay Mattick. This book won the Caldecott last year!

This is the true story of how the most popular bear in the world, Winnie the Pooh, became a series o...

November 1, 2017

Check out the new library bulletin board. Do you want to read something sad, funny, cool, nerve-wracking, thought-provoking? See what the emojis recommend. 

October 31, 2017

Thank you to everyone who brought in a book character pumpkin! The pumpkins were really creative and students enjoyed looking at the new ones added to our display everyday. 

October 17, 2017

The first Nutmeg nominee I read to the students this year is Elizabeth, Queen of the Seas by Lynne Cox. 

 Before starting the book we went over a few important facts. 

1. This story takes place in New Zealand, which we located on Google maps. We also saw how far tha...

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I haven't read this book since I was a kid. I'm reading it to my son before the movie is released. 

Favorite Book of 2017

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