Friday, December 22, 2017

If I Built a House

Chris Van Dusen brings us, If I Built a House!

Jack shows us what his house will look like when he builds one. Jack thinks big in his creation!

The students then created their own drawings of what their house creations will look like.





Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Daniel Finds a Poem

Another Red Clover book that the students have begun to enjoy is:

Daniel asks all of his friends that live in nature about poetry. He receives a different answer each time. This is a charming tale that is exciting for the eye due to the collage style illustrations. 

We challenged the students to explore collage after reading about Daniel. 
Our Kindergarten students worked on collages with the first letter of their first names.


Our first graders explored collage and squirrels.


Our second graders used color to create a collage effect with autumn leaves and owls.




Our students read another of our Red Clover books for the year, Otters Love to Play. We learned about the North American River Otter. After reading our book,

we watched river otters on a zoo cam from Tennessee and sea otters from Seattle and Monterey Bay. The students also showed their learning by creating pictures to answer questions about the river otter. Here are a couple of examples:

Randy Riley inspired inventions!

After reading about Randy and his invention saving his hometown, we created our own inventions that could help the world. Here are a few:




Monday, September 25, 2017

Book Fair is Coming!

Our first book fair of the year will be here Oct. 2nd-6th! That is next week! 
The preview flyers have gone home with our letter. We have many volunteers to make the book fair run smoothly. Thank you to all that are helping out! 
We will have a preview with every class on either Monday, Oct. 2nd or Tuesday, Oct. 3rd. We do not sell until everyone in our community has had a chance to see the fair. As you know, the favorites sell out very quickly. 
We will be open on two evenings, Tuesday (3rd) from 4:30 to 7:00 pm and on Open House night, Thursday (5th) from 6:30 to 7:30 pm.
Please see our book fair homepage if you have any other questions or would like to see a full list of our open hours. 
Can't wait to see you there, partners!
Ms. Hebert

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Starting our year with Hudson!

We read about Hattie and Hudson in their lake in the state of Maine. Hattie is a singing girl in a canoe that meets a lake monster named Hudson. Their friendship forms quickly and they count on each other when trouble brews. After enjoying the reading, the students then made pictures to show how they would spend a day with Hudson. 
Here are a few:

Chris Van Dusen is the featured author/illustrator.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Thanks for a great year!



All of you have finished your school year, and I wanted to remind you how much you have done in a year! We read fun, excited stories that made us think of the impossible. We shared 10 awesome Red Clover books and you voted for your favorite. We read nonfiction books that helps us learn new things and imagine more. We welcomed an author/illustrator, Mrs. Abbie Bowker, into our community. We were a community who loves stories and then shares our thoughts and connections. I wish you all a wonderful summer.

Happy Reading,
Ms. Hebert

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The Burnham Memorial Library comes to us!

The children's librarians at the Burnham Memorial Library came to visit us today to share about the summer programs happening this year. Every student in our building had a time to visit with their class. This link with the town library is great for encouraging summer reading!

Here is the link to the slideshow:

Monday, June 5, 2017

Abbie Bowker is here!!!

Our author/illustrator visit is finally here for us to enjoy!
We had a wonderful time learning, creating, and sharing.