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Author Study: Marc Brown

Author Study: Marc Brown

Last week,  I was able to take a peek in the storage container where the WOS library collection has been since December 14, 2018. Well…I actually did a little more than peek! I grabbed any and all boxes that were within my reach…the famous Arthur series by Marc Brown being among them! This week we […]

Finding Winnie and Primary Sources

Finding Winnie and Primary Sources

Read: Finding Winnie, illustrated by Sophie Blackall and written by Lindsay Mattick. In 1914, Harry Colebourn, a veterinarian on his way to tend horses in World War I, followed his heart and rescued a baby bear. He named her Winnie, after his hometown of Winnipeg, and he took the bear to war. Harry Colebourn’s real-life great-granddaughter tells […]

First Grade Poetry Grid

Poetry is magic…it allows you to break all the rules about punctuation, capitalizaion and spacing you have been taught. Poetry is a ‘rule breaker’ in which creative license is given to writers. Catherine, “The Brown Bag Teacher” came up with “My Poetry Promise” in which students commit to responsibly using poetry’s special privileges. I, ___________, […]

Citation Work for Vacation Nation

Citations for Beginners from Imagine Easy Solutions on Vimeo. First, log onto one of the MANY websites listed below that support the research you are doing for the “Vacation Nation Project”: Connecticut National Geographic Kids: Connecticut  ConneCT Kids Coonecticut Still Revolutionary  Maine Maine: Discover Your Maine Thing  Baxster State Park Massachusetts National Geographic Kids: Massachusettes […]

Persuassive Writing: What is it?

Persuassive Writing: What is it?

Our library has been under renovations since December 14th…..Help us get our book collection back! Write a letter to our principal, Ms. Beglin or to our assistant principal, Mrs. White and persuade them to open the storage container where the WOS collection of library books are stored. Watch this video to find out the basics of […]

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

Get ready to Read Across America! This week William O. Schaefer is gearing up for the March 2019 Read Across America Day! We will participate in the nationwide reading celebration by reading lots and lots of books written by Dr. Seuss! Watch Dr. Seuss’s most famous book The Cat in the Hat! Play the Dr. Seuss hangman game..try […]

Patricia Polacco

Patricia Polacco

Patricia Polacco was born on July 11th, 1944 in Lansing, Michigan. Her mother’s family were Jewish immigrants from Russia and The Ukraine. Her father’s people were from The County of Limerick in Ireland. Both cultures valued and kept their history alive by storytelling. Patricia Polacco tells warm family tales drawn from her own childhood among […]

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