It's that time of year again! The book fair is back!! This time our theme is "Story Laboratory!" After the success of our fall fair, I'm really excited about starting a new one. There will be special appreances throughout the book fair including, Ms. Frizzle, a mad scientist, and even Geronimo Stilton! We will also have a photo booth set up at the fair. Pictures are $0.50 each and the money goes towards the charity "All for Books", which provides books to schools that cannot afford to purchase them. Scholastic will give us books for the money that we raise.
There is also a school wide contest going on to benefit our new lending library. Our lending library is a place students can give a book or take a book. There is no checking out or rental fees, and if they like it, they keep it! Our contest is to see which class can donate the most good-condition, used books. The class with the most books wins a Wii party in the library! You can also purchase books at the fair to donate to the cause.
The fair isn't just for students. Parents are invited to come and visit our fair during the day too! But if you can't make it to our fair, visit our fair's webpage and you can buy online. Those books will be delivered to the school a couple of weeks after the fair closes. They will have a few titles that we may not have in stock. It's a great way to shop at home! Here is the link to our school's fair webpage:
I hope everyone will try to come see all the amazing titles we have this time at our book fair! See you there!
I have my flip flops on for the first time in 2013! YAY for Springtime!! I'm ready for sunshine, vibrant flowers, and warm weather! It's suppose to be a B-E-A-UTIFUL weekend here in T-town, so it would be a great time to find a sunny place outside, have a picnic, and lie in the grass with a good book. Here's a list of books that may be just what you need this weekend to catch a little Spring Fever...
Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!!! In honor of this wonderful author and visionary, I had to play a little dress up today...
You know about Horton and the Mean Old Grinch.
You've tried Green Eggs and Ham and their questionable stinch.
But have you met Bartholomew with his icky green slime?
Or traveled down Mulberry Street at least one time?
There are so many books by the great Dr. Seuss.
So check one of these out and put it to good use!
I don't know about all of you, but Spring Fever has officially set in for me! I loved being able to see a little snow in January, and I've enjoyed my scarves and warm coats, but now it's time for sunshine and 75 degree weather! That's why tomorrow, February 2nd, I will be rooting for Punxsutawney Phil, the national groundhog weatherman, to NOT see his shadow. I don't want 6 more weeks of winter! I'm ready for a warm front now! So, in honor of this great meteorologist, here are a few of my favorite Groundhog Day books:
The Christmas holidays are here! Yay! I think we all are in need of a little break. Over the holidays, I hope you and your child will take time to read together and complete the Holiday Reading log I sent home this week. It's a wonderful way to celebrate together! Students who read 10 books over the break need to bring back their reading log on Monday, January 7th. They will receive a prize!! I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas!!
Here is a link to the log, in case you need one:
Merry Christmas Reading Log
There are no words to express the heartache I and the whole nation feel for the sweet angels and heroes of Sandy Hook Elementary School. I'm praying all day for them and their families. Hug your loved ones a little extra!