Thursday, January 17, 2019

World Read Aloud Day

Did you know that it is almost World Read Aloud Day?  On Feb. 1, 2019 we will celebrate the power of reading words aloud together. It is the tenth anniversary of the creation of this special day that shares the love and importance of reading across the whole world. 

"Reading aloud not only helps develop literacy skills, but it also builds community and connects us to each other. On World Read Aloud Day, people all around the globe read aloud and share stories to advocate for literacy as a human right."

UMS plans on celebrating the day with special times and guest readers. You never know when we will Drop Everything And Read Aloud!

Friday, January 4, 2019

Help with Dinosaurs

Our library was so lucky to have the help of a second grader to improve our dinosaur section! Knowing that we have an in house dinosaur expert on hand, we asked Jaxon for his opinion about keeping some of our dinosaur books. He used his knowledge to make our dinosaur section even better! We thank him for his hard work and for making the library and even better place for our dinosaur readers to visit.

Movie Celebration

Right before vacation, some of the Kindergarten students joined me in the library to watch the movie, Sing. We enjoyed the show, a bit of popcorn, and some coloring stations before leaving for break.

Chef Roy Choi, a Red Clover Book!

One of our Red Clover books this year is about a real chef that loves to cook street food on a food truck in California. After reading his story, we designed our own food trucks and picked food we would serve from our trucks. Here are a few of our students hard at work on their trucks:



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: