Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Martin's Big Words: MLK Day

For Martin Luther King Day, the Kindergarten and First Grade classes both read Martin's Big Words by Doreen Rappaport. Then the students created a wall of their pictures and writing about the "Big Words" of Martin Luther King, Jr.: Love, Peace, Freedom and Together. We made a nice display of the work. So many compliments... It has been interesting what these young students have discovered in this book.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

What is Labor Day?

Our weekly reading had us thinking about jobs:
  • why do people work? 
  • what jobs do they do? 
  • what would I like to do when I grow up? 
So our reading went along with this idea. 

Kindergarten read Richard Scarry. His books are full of fun characters at work getting into crazy mix-ups. We read "A Day at the Fire Station" which was full of jobs from housepainters to pizza chefs to even firefighters.

First Graders read Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes. Lilly wants to be many things when she grows up but mostly she wants to be a teacher. Until she gets mad at her own teacher, Mr. Slinger.

Both classes had a great time making their own pictures of what they wanted to be when they grow up. Here is what Ben drew. He wants to grow up and build robots. 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

How do we find a good book to read?

This week we read some fun books in the library!

BPS Kindergarten Classes discussed how to listen to a book. First of all, don't interrupt!

We read Interrupting Chicken by David Stein. Little Chicken is constantly interrupting her Dad when he tries to read a bedtime story. We discussed what this means and used paper puppets to re-enact the story.

BPS First Grade Classes discussed how to find a good book. Some questions we all need to ask when picking out a book:

  • Do we want a story or some facts? 
  • Do we want a book that we can read or that will be read to us? 
  • Look at the inside of the book - Don't judge a book by it's cover!

We read "Excuse me that is my book" by Lauren Child to back up this lesson. Sometimes we can't checkout the book we want and have to find a new one. The library is full of cool books waiting to be found!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Start the year with Mr.Wiggle!

We started this year right in the library by learning about how to take care of our books with Mr. Wiggle!
Mr. Wiggle is a book worm that lives in our library, reading our books and making sure students take good care of them so others can enjoy them too! Our first book check out was last week. Remember! When you return a book, you get to check out a book. If you forget, you won't be able to check anything out and miss out on reading!