Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Believe it or not, it is almost time for our Book Fair! We will host a Scholastic fair on Sept. 30-Oct. 4, 2019. All information can be found on the Book Fair Homepage.

Friday, June 7, 2019

Burnham Librarians visit us!

We were visited by the fabulous librarians, Hannah and Pam, from the Burnham Memorial Library this week. They shared details about the amazing summer programs coming soon. 


This summer's theme is...

Hannah and Pam shared that a brochure will be coming home that includes the details for each activity and sign up information. All programs are free and they can't wait to see you having fun. 
We were so happy to host them.

It is official...

The Red Clover Award winner is ...


Our UMS students picked this title as their favorite too!

Friday, April 12, 2019

Red Clover Voting

We are conducting our Red Clover Book Program Voting this week. The
students and I have read 10 picture books together this year as part of
this program. All Vermont students K-4 have the opportunity to be a part
of this state literacy program.
This week we reviewed all 10 books and the students decided which
one was their top choice. Earning their vote by making a connection with
them, having a great story, or marvelous illustrations. After all the votes
are tallied, we will write again with our school winning title. All of our
voting results are sent to the state to be included in the statewide voting.
We should have a Red Clover Award winning title by early May.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Our Easter Surprise author visit

Mr. Churchman and Laddie came back to UMS for a visit to share Mr. and Mrs. Churchman's new book, the Easter Surprise, with all of us.

He also had a surprise for us! A new lamb named Moonbeam got to see UMS students and staff.


If you missed our sale of the Easter Surprise, don't worry the Phoenix Bookstore in Essex has copies! We heard the new story, searched for hidden bunny pictures, had a few questions answered by Mr. Churchman, and got to pet Laddie and Moonbeam. Thank you for the visit, Mr. Churchman and family!


Thank you

Thank you to all of the volunteers that helped us have a successful
book fair! We so appreciate your time and commitment!

A big thank you to all of our families that attended the fair to assist
your child’s reading practice!

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." www.litworld.org

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