November is Picture Book Month!

PBMBADGE-AMBASSADOR-FB-300x245Picture Book Month is an international initiative to encourage everyone to celebrate literacy with picture books during the month of November.  It’s website can be visited at www.picturebookmonth.com.

Every day in November, there will be a new post from a picture book champion explaining why he/she thinks picture books are important.

In this digital age where people are predicting the coming death of print books, picture books (the print kind) need love. And the world needs picture books. There’s nothing like the physical page turn of a beautifully crafted picture book.

November is Picture Book Month. Join the celebration and party with a picture book!

Last week was a busy week in the library.  Mrs. D. read Go Away Big Monster and Clifford’s First Halloween with Kindergartners,  1st graders and Mrs. D. read Don’t Look at It, Don’t Touch It and 2nd graders enjoyed the classic Winnie the Witch.

3rd graders learned who Dav Pilkey is and watched a demonstration of his illustrating talent, along with his description of why reading is a “super power.”  4th and 5th graders were introduced to a variety of books including Coraline, The Elsewhere series and Closed for the Season.

Using the digital storytelling site Little Bird Tales, Mrs. Maahs’s 1st graders wrote an online book as a whole class and two individual students were recorded reading the book.  Mrs. D. was impressed by their knowledge of bats!  Click here to watch and listen!

carsonMrs. Staff’s 3rd graders drew their own self-portraits and wrote a personal narrative about an important life event.  Click here to listen to each one!

Mrs. D. also added several new books to our library collection.  Thank you to Mrs. Lorge and Mr. Hughes for their suggestions of specific titles to engage students and parents in practicing fluency and partner reading.  These books are now cataloged and in the parent section of our library next to the check out desk!

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