Happy Earth Day on April 22nd!! ❤️ ☀️ 🌎 🌈 💚 💙 Did you know that the first Earth Day was in 1970 and was created by a Wisconsin senator – by the end of that year the whole country thought it was so important to take care of our Mother Earth! After that, 20… Read More Everyday is Earth Day! Where can we learn? What can WE do?
There is SO much history in School Libraries!! It all started with CLAY Tablets and then in 1636 John Harvard donated his own books to Harvard College and that was the beginning of having public libraries! We have since gone from card catalogs to OPALS computers to find books. Let’s BACK it up!! Our SPINE… Read More Spines are Not Just to Hold Us Up!
Have you ever just wanted to give someone a gift because it would make them smile? We will be reading a beautiful story about a little girl and her Abuela (her grandmother) and we get to see the thoughtful gift that the little girl makes out of something that was said to be ‘worthless’ and not… Read More Give Someone A Gift of Love
March is Women’s History Month! So many amazing women have made (and are still making) a major impact in our world today! Do you know which famous woman created her own selfie? Frida Kahlo was a famous artist who was born in Mexico and lived in a home named Casa Azul – which means blue… Read More Celebrate Women’s History Month with Frida Kahlo!
Carter Woodson was a young boy who would read the newspaper to his father, and this made him love history. In 1926, he wanted to celebrate Black History for a whole week and he arranged it to be near the birthdays ofAbraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglas. Fast forward to 1976, we have been recognizing Black… Read More Celebrate Black History Month Like These Trailblazers
Have you ever won a medal – for a great job, a sport, a painting? If you could win a medal, what would you work for? Every year since 1937, a beautifully illustrated picture book wins a Caldecott Medal, all thanks to a man named Randolph Caldecott! Some favorites that we all love have been… Read More What book should win the Caldecott MEDAL 2021?
We can look at books as WINDOWS and MIRRORS (and even more)… meaning when you look through a window, you are looking at something that you are NOT experiencing, something from someone else’s life or about a place you have never been to. But when you look at a mirror, you are looking at something… Read More A WINDOW looking forward to New Experiences and New Books in the New Year!!
Repost from Ms. Mueller’s blog: This month we celebrate acceptance. What does it mean to accept others? Acceptance is understanding and celebrating the ways that each person is different and unique. That means having a right to their own feelings, thoughts and opinions. When you accept people for who they are, you let go of your want to… Read More In January, We Show how Communities are Accepting!