"I have always imagined that Paradise will be some kind of library." ~ Jorge Luis Borges

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Lily tells her story

One of the kindergarten students nonchalantly handed this to me as she filed into the library before class.  Taking a cue from her, I simply said thank you and didn't make a big deal.  While the students were getting settled, I read Lily by Lily.  I looked up and sought out her face, our eyes met.  Hers were twinkling with joy.  I tried to convey how much I liked her book.  I planned to talk with her during browsing, but missed my opportunity.  So here is what I want to say to her:

Dear Lily,
Thank you for sharing your story with me.  I love it.  It is wonderfully illustrated. I too like candy and cats, and enjoy electronics.  I especially love books and am glad you do as well.
Your reader,
Mrs. Reed

Helping to break the world record

This week, my 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students
Big Nate and author Lincoln Peirce 
as they attempt to 
for the longest comic strip ever!
We received 10 panels in the mail, which the students then copied over the penciled lines with black markers.

I put out one panel per class.  Twenty four students needed to contribute to each panel. I am so proud and impressed with how they cooperatively completed each panel.  

Get involved! Visit Big Nate Books to learn more about the books.  Sign up at Break a World Record to received your package! 

Friday, May 24, 2013