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Gingerbread books and coding, Oh my!

Gingerbread books and coding,  Oh my!

  Gingerbread Baby written and illustrated by Jan Brett A young boy and his mother bake a gingerbread baby that escapes from their oven and leads a crowd on a wild chase similar to the one in the familiar tale of the not-so-clever gingerbread man. With a partner, cut out the map pieces found HERE. […]

Then and Now

Realtor, John Patrick Schutz writes ” Harvesting of ice for storage purposes and meal enhancement at restaurants began commercially in the USA in 1805 and demand skyrocketed as modern convenience and the middle class both expanded to become part of the everyday life of the young USA. The ice was stored in three ice houses, […]

How Books are Brought to Children Around the World

How Books are Brought to Children Around the World

As part of a fundraiser,  the SOCES PTA asked for  “Precious Moment” teacher donations to be raffled at “Ladies Night Out”. I donated stories about libraries for six friends. This week, Tuesday, June 11, 2019,  I will meet with James and friends to share the book titled, Biblioburro: a true story from Columbia. Although not […]

Cup Song

Cup Song

The Cup Song burst onto the scenes after being featured in a popular Youtube video and in the 2012 movie, Pitch Perfect. Originally an old-timey country ballad, Miss Me, is now a trendy song used to create “Cup Song” videos. With our 2nd grade students moving on to 3rd grade and our retirees moving on to explore other interests… I thought it […]

I’m Bored!

I'm Bored!

Just when a little girl thinks she couldn’t possibly be more bored, she stumbles upon a potato who turns the tables on her by declaring that children are boring. But this girl isn’t going to let a vegetable tell her what’s what, so she sets out to show the unimpressed potato all the amazing things […]

Summer Reading 2019

Summer Reading 2019

The public librarians from the “Mighty Five Libraries” will be visiting William O. Schaefer the week of June 6th to June 13th to share all the wonderful learning programs being offered this summer! This summer’s reading theme is “A Universe of Stories” and we are fortunate to have the South Orangetown libraries offer a wide […]

Sudoku

Not a numbers person? Perfect! This game doesn’t really involve numbers. In fact, the boxes could just as easily be filled with letters of the alphabet, shapes or even pictures! Numbers are only used because they are well-recognized symbols. Puzzles are a great activity for kids. They exercise the brain, help develop logical reasoning, and […]

Earth Kids Club: Session 4, Week 23, 5/22

Earth Kids Club: Session 4, Week 23, 5/22

“Hello Sun! Hello Earth! Hello Rain! Hello Wind! Hello Ocean! Hello Wind! Hello Rain! Hello Earth! Hello Sun!” Creating a healthy enviroment is a difficult task for one person. The William O. Schaefer Earth Kids are natural do-gooders when it comes to our planet, it has a beauty beyond your wildest dreams! Our planet is […]

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