Sunday, March 15, 2015

St. Patrick's Day

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This week in library, Grade One and Two took time to think about what we know and what we wonder about St. Patrick's Day.  The origins of this holiday celebrated in many parts of the world today is a powerful tale of forgiveness and sacrifice which resulted in the positive transformation of more than one culture.

To learn more about St. Patrick's Day, check out one of our library books on the topic.
Also you can have fun exploring some of these websites:

Friday, March 13, 2015

Cupcake Diaries

What happens when you start middle school and your best friend is no longer your best friend, your locker will not open, your math teacher is mean and you are awful at volleyball in gym class? 

How do you find new friends?  How do you survive middle school?  Can cupcakes be the solution - the way to connect and make a difference?

Girls ages 8-12 will enjoy reading this new series.  Join Katie, Alexis, Emma and Mia as they mature and face new challenges together.

Click here to visit the official website for the Cupcake Diaries series.  Learn more about author Coco Simon, sneak a peek at her latest book or even plan a delicious Cupcake Diaries party!

The Chicken Squad

From the author of Duck for President, Giggle, Giggle, Quack, and Click , Clack, Moo: Cows that Type comes a new beginner chapter book series called The Chicken Squad.
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Meet the team... Dirt, Sugar, Poppy and Sweetie.  They're cute.  They're brave.  They are not your ordinary little chicks.  Solving mysteries and fighting crime is their thing.

So when a big and scary... actually a huge and terrifying... round, shiny, green, hissing thing appears in the yard, it is the Chicken Squad to the rescue.  "Help when you need it... Trouble when you don't!"
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Students will enjoy this fun and creative new story by Doreen Cronin.  You can learn more about the author by visiting her website at  

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Take the fun quiz and find out where you fit in the Chicken Squad!

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Secrets of the Garden

Click for more information on this titleThis week we enjoyed reading Secrets of the Garden: Food Chains and the Food Web in Our Backyard by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld.  This is the fifth picture book nominated for the Morning Calm Medal this year.  

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Grade One created their own food chain, Grade Two illustrated a food chain story, Grade Three created a food chain pyramid, and Grade Four and Five demonstrated their scientific knowledge with a word cloze activity.

For a free online e-book about food chains, you can visit

For a fun food chain game, visit BrainPop at