Library Update

January 2015

Matthew McElligott Visit 2/13/15

Matthew McElligott is visiting in less than a month! To get the students ready and excited for his visit, let me know when you can bring your class down to get familiar with his stories and do some activities about his books. Email me a few possible times that could work between 8:45-12:00 and we can try to find a time :)

I am working on a letter home to parents/guardians about Matthew's visit that will also include information on placing a pre-order for a book that Matthew can sign while he is here. If you would like to have him sign a book for your classroom, you can also order one either from me or obtain your own copy (Amazon, etc.). Once I hear a final price on the books from the bookstore, I will put a letter for each student in your mailbox to go home for the parents/guardians.

Additionally, I will send out a social story soon about the author visit that you can share with any of your students that you need to.

If you have any questions, let me know! I am very excited about this visit, and I'm sure our students will be, too!

Library Research

As spring time is quickly (hopefully!) approaching, don't forget about a research project for this year--it'll be the end of the year before you know it, and I want to make sure everyone can have library research time as needed :) I know that my schedule can make it difficult to find a perfect time to schedule a project, but let me know and I will do my best to make it happen!!

I would love to collaborate on a project in any subject or unit, and I have different materials available to make the research process easier on you and the students (click here for the research/works cited section of my library website).

Caldecott Project

The Caldecott and Newbery winners for this past year will be announced at the end of the month. I would love to run another Mock Caldecott for the students to decide their own favorite for this award. The students had so much fun last year exploring the illustrations and discussing why they thought certain books should be recognized! After February break, we can start scheduling a time for the Mock Caldecott 2015--just don't tell the kiddos that the winners were already announced! ;)