Sunday, September 16, 2012

International Dot Day Celebration

What a great week we had in the library, celebrating International Dot Day ALL WEEK LONG!!  Each grade level made their mark in a little different way, from bookmarks with Kinder to iMovies to Skype visits.  It was definitely a full week, and a wonderful way to start the year.  The celebration is centered around Peter H. Reynold's book, The Dot, which encourages creativity and making your mark, whatever your mark might be.  As I shared with the students, it is a little book with a big message!  In addition to library activities, students were also able to use computers, iPads, and iPod Touches to create dot art.  This week, the fun continues during art classes, when students will create dot masterpieces!  Here are some pictures from the week!

One way to Make Your Mark!

5th Grade Skypes with Wisconsin Students!

2nd Grade Skyping with Iowa students
3rd Grade Skypes with Florida students

1st Grade iPad Dot art

Monday, September 3, 2012

Welcome Back, Curtis Readers!

What a fabulous first week of school we had last week!  I was able to see most all students in grades 1-6 and get books into their hands!  It was wonderful having a library full of excited readers, and I can't wait to start seeing students on a regular basis.  Please refer to the LIBRARY INFORMATION page to see what day each class comes to the library. 

I had a lot of fun the first day of school, going around to see what each teacher had chosen for the First Read of the New Year!  Here are some of the pictures from the different grade levels!

I am looking forward to a GREAT year!!  Happy Reading!