At one point today I looked up to realize we had a LOT going on in our library, and I was so proud of the children, all of them, for using the library for so many purposes and with so many people at one time. I stopped to take a few photos and share what we do here.
This first grade “teacher” was reading aloud her Dr. Seuss book to an imaginary class.
This young man and a partner were building with legos. he is showing you his “glowing cow.”
These first graders were retelling and interacting with the Goldilocks, inside of the Three Bears’ House.
These first graders were observing the ants, busy at work designing tunnels.
These 3rd graders finished their class room work early and asked to come work on library biography research on Ella Fitzgerald and Jackie Robinson.
These 1st graders were building on the computers with Lego Digital Designer.
And I failed to snap a picture of the kindergarten class that was here using the Library Computer Lab. I also didn’t get a picture of the 2nd graders that were here in small groups doing their own classroom research. IT WAS BUSY! AND I LOVED IT!
Happy Birthday to the author of so many, many favorite characters of ours! The Grinch, The Cat in the Hat, Horton, the Lorax, Pop, the Sneetches, and on and on and on…
Dr. Seuss’ birthday is March 2nd. Leverett Library has so many Seuss books, that they fill a whole shelf, all by themselves! If you don’t know where they are in the library, please ask us! We would love for you to enjoy them!
Click on the Cat in the Hat above to go to Seussville!
Leverett students this week and last have taken a virtual field trip to visit the penguins in Orlando! We’ve researched a bit on these amazing birds too. If you’d like to visit the penguins, click on the link below. Be aware there are 3 different “lenses” you can look through: above groud, shallow water, and deep water. The are beautiful swimmers and divers!
Penguin Live Cam
Well, as we all know by now, the winter weather has not gone away. We are home for our 9th snow day of the year today. I was hoping Punxsatawney Phil might help us out a bit, but he in fact, saw his shadow. 6 more weeks of winter weather!!!
Results are in. 4th graders voted on their favorite version of Cinderella, and the results are as follows:
Glass Slipper, Gold Sandal: A Worldwide Cinderella – 13 students
Fanny’s Dream – 12 students’ favorite
Yeh Shen – 5 students’ favorite
Raisel’s Riddle – 4 students’ favorite
The Egyptian Cinderella – 4 students’ favorite
Bigfoot Cinderella – 2 students’ favorite
Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters – 1 student
Smoky Mountain Rose – 1 student
Did you know there are over 900 variations of Cinderella? The first written version of this tale, that we know of, is Yeh Shen, the Chinese Cinderella tale. 4th graders have read and listened to many, many versions of Cinderella since November, both in their classrooms and in the library. This literature study unit has been such fun for their librarian! To Mrs. Goff’s and my surprise, as we set out book after book of Cinderella, students from grade kinder through 5th seemed to just gobble them up. We couldn’t keep them in the library! Everyone seems to be fascinated with Cinderella. As we wrap up our exploration this week with one last title, I want to ask the students for their feedback on this tale. Students, please click the link below to leave your response: