Monday, November 30, 2009

Gingerbread Man

Click the Gingerbread Man to create your own gingerbread man and read along with the story.

Below is another website wher you can also dress up your own gingerbread man.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Fun Thanksgiving Games

Color and play games about Thanksgiving.


Primary Games

Thanksgiving Hangman

Literacy Games

There are great literacy games here for K-5
Check it out and have fun!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

Make Your Own Snowflake.

Have you ever wanted to make a snowflake?
Well, here is the perfect way to make your own snowflake and send it your friends and family all over the world.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Ron's Big Mission

3rd Grade has been reading biographies of people who have made contributions to society. As we read, we try to decided which of the six pillars of character these people embody.

Monday, November 9, 2009


This is an interview with Marc Brow, the author of the children's books about an aardvark named Arthur.

The following videos are an episode of Arthur.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Shelf Marker Hokey Pokey

Shelf Marker Hokey Pokey

You put your shelf marker IN

You take your book OUT

You KEEP your shelf marker in

And HOLD the book about

You do the hokey pokey

and you turn yourself arounf

That's what it's all about!

You put the book back IN

You take the shelf marker OUT

You put your shelf marker IN

See what another book is about

You do the hokey pokey

and you turn yourself around

That's what it's all about!

You take your book with you

You take your marker too

Wait your turn in line

For the computer to check you out

You do the hokey pokey

And you turn yourself around

That's what it's all about!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Dewey The Library Cat

We have a great new book Dewey: There's a Cat in the Library. The kids love this new non-fiction title. Come check it out and view the Dewey video below:

Friday, October 16, 2009

Where The Wild Things Are

The classic childrens' book Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak has now been made into a hollywood motion picture. Here are couple websites that have some very cool things about Where The Wild Things Are.This movie will be in theaters on Friday October 16th.

Bembo's Zoo

Bembo's Zoo is a great alphabet book. Check it out at the library, or visit the Bembo's Zoo website.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Obama Speech

This is President Obama's address to students about staying in school. Below is the link to the video of the speech.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Test Your Memory, Play Lightning Librarian

Play the Lightning Librarian and test your memory skills! Click here.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Website for Song Lyrics

Check out this website to learn lyrics to popular kids' songs.
Click here.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The Fruit Game

Battle the computer to see who can take the last piece of fruit from the screen.
Click here.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Make Your Own Comic

Want to write your own comic strip? Try it here.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Bird's Nest

Click here to watch an eagle from Decorah in its nest. Check back often and see what the birds are up to.
If you want to see other information about these birds click here.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

50 Strange Buildings of the World

Check out 50 strange buildings from around the world here.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Tic Tac Toe

Play a traditional game of tic tac toe, or challenge yourself with a bigger grid here.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Tumble Books

Check out the Tumble Books website. It is a great place to listen to books online. It includes picture books, chapter books, and books in different languages including Chinese and Spanish. (Make sure you click on the Tumble Books icon when you click on the link).

Friday, May 1, 2009

Can you name this candy bar cross section?

Looking through some of my bookmarked sites that I haven't used this year, I found one from Thinking Fountain that challenges people to name candy bars from pictures of their cross sections. This site has always been a hit with teachers and students. Try it out!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Gennifer Choldenko Visit

Today the fifth grade visited the Waterloo Public Library to hear Gennifer Choldenko, author of Al Capone Does My Shirts, speak. Choldenko captivated her audience with her knowledge of Alcatraz and Al Capone. She also shared with us her experiences as a writer and how she achieved success. You can visit Ms. Choldenko's website here.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Two new books to read

There are cats in this book by Viviane Schwarz is a cute picture books with lots of opportunity for reader interaction. So far, the students have enjoyed hearing it read aloud.
The Year the Swallows Came Early by Kathryn Fitzmaurice is a middle grade novel set in San Juan Capistrano, where the swallows return each spring. Groovy Robinson's eleven years old when things start to fall apart - beginning with her father's arrest after her mother turns him into the police for taking all of Groovy's money she inherited from her great aunt. This book shows how families come together and to continue to have hope, something the swallows return each spring seems to bring.