Monday, October 29, 2018

Our visit with Mr. Churchman and Laddie!

The author and illustrator of the Sweet Pea and Friends series visited our school last week. Mr. John Churchman also brought along a special guest that is in every book in the series, Laddie, the sheepdog! Here is some of the fun we had together!



Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Book Fair is coming soon!

Everyone is invited to the UMS Book Fair!
October 1-5, 2018
Purchase Hours:
Tues. Oct. 2nd    4:30-6:30 pm
Wed. Oct. 3rd      8:30 am-4:00 pm
Thurs. Oct. 4th  8:30 am-3:00 pm
                             6:30-7:30 pm
Fri. Oct. 5th         8:00 am- 12:30 pm
Can’t make it to the fair, we have an online fair as well! It is open 24/7 from Sept. 28th - Oct. 11th at

There is information coming home soon and the book fair homepage is the link above to help you answer any questions.
The fair will accept cash, checks, credit, and eWallet.
See you there!

Friday, May 25, 2018

Our author visit

We had such an amazing time with Mr. Chris Van Dusen! He spent the day with us to share about his work. He loves kids and it shows in his visit and his work. Here are a few highlights of the day:


We have discovered that the book....

has won the 2018 Red Clover Award!!

Thank you, students, for placing your votes!

Friday, March 9, 2018

Book Fair March 26-30, 2018

Our book fair will be here at the end of the month! You will be getting letters with flyers very soon. These give you a sample of what is coming to the fair. 

In order for the fair to be a success, we need help! We have created a SignUp Genius to make it easier to signup to volunteer. Here is the link to the signup:

Our homepage is live so you can find details here (including the link to the online fair):

We are looking forward to seeing you all during the last week in March.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Ada's Violin

A Red Clover book that shares the joy of music with the world!

The story of the recycled orchestra of Paraguay. 

In honor of this story, we asked several of our own UMS friends that play instruments to share their music with us. 

This book is so special that it took us two library times to explore it! We also had a chance to try a few instruments made from recyclables. 


The music voyage we have been on was all started with a grandmother that wanted her granddaughters to learn to play music. In honor of Grandmother Mirian, we listened to songs from her favorite groups as we were working. 
      Here Comes the Sun                                 Blackbird


Bridge over troubled water                                                   Proud Mary

Friday, January 26, 2018

Penguin Problems!

What do I do? I have so many problems! Walruses do not understand penguin problems.

Welcome to the world of a young penguin that is having a rough day. He has shared many problems. Along comes a wise walrus which might add some perspective to the penguin's world. 

After reading our story, the students used a spinner app to help solve a penguin problem.
We have many amazing problem solvers!