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November 2014

Susan Stevens Crummel



Susan with Mutt puppet.jpg




Our Marathon For Life grant paid for author
Susan Stevens Crummel to visit and she was a huge hit
with our students AND our teachers!
 
She tailored her presentations for PK-1st, our 2nd and 3rd graders,
and then our 4th and 5th graders.
I watched all three presentations and didn't stop laughing!
She was simply amazing!
The students had a great time coming up to the front to help her tell her stories.
And the audience didn't feel left out at all - they had story parts too!
Some of our favorties: The Little Red Pen, The Great Fuzz Frenzy,
and Help me, Mr. Mutt!
You can ook at all of her books and activities here.

May 2014

Captain Book - Storyteller

  

Aileen Kirkham, a wonderful storyteller, visited our school this May.
 PreK - 1st grades enjoyed participating with her interactive stories in the library.  
The first story was Strega Nona by Tomie dePaola.
Complete with Italian accent, Strega Nona and Big Anthony came to life...
and so did the pasta pot!




Another favorite of the students was the story Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens.
In this trickster tale, we have a v-e-r-y  l-a-z-y  b-e-a-r *yawn* and
a charming hare whose hilarious antics outwit bear every time!


                 


  

May 2014

Pam Calvert - Author



Pam Calvert is the author of the Princess Peepers books and
Multiplying Menace math adventure books.
After having some fun with the traditional story of Rumpelstiltskin in the library and discussing
why Rumpelstiltskin might want to get revenge,
students in 2nd and 3rd grades had the pleasure of hearing Ms. Calvert read
The Multiplying Menace: The Revenge of Rumpelstiltskin
while learning about multiplying along the way.

Our 4th and 5th graders also enjoyed Rumpelstiltskin in the library,
The Multiply Menace: The Revenge of Rumplestiltskin in their classrooms, and
Pam Calvert's reading of The Multiplying Menace Divides. 
Afterwards, these students learned about fractals and got to fill in their own grid.