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Pam “Sweet P” Artis
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Mother Bruce Uses STEM to Solve His Problem
To get students excited about the NC Children's Book Award Nominees, we will be doing as many STEM activities as possible.  The first book that we read was Mother Bruce by Ryan T. Higgins.  I love this book. The illustrations and the story made me laugh eve...

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I Think I Can! I Think I Can!...
At a recent conference, Steve Spangler brought it to our attention that everyone is getting on the STEM bandwagon.  By adding art and reading to STEM, it just becomes school with a cool acronym. If STREAM makes school fun and cool, I'm all for it. During th...

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Engineering With Wild Things
The kindergarten students not only enjoyed listening to the
story, Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak, they collaborated to make a
boat for Max. After listening to the story, I told the students that in
another version of the story, Max’s boat sail...

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The month of April has so many observances that it was hard
to pick just one to focus on in the library. 
This year, I decided to combine Arbor Day with poetry.  Most grade levels focused on a style of
poetry.  Kindergarten made Acrostic poems
about trees. ...

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I really must do better with posting to my blog.  Hopefully when I am finished with grad school, I will be more consistent. So much has happened since October.  After our school participated in Hour of Code for the first time, I attended a training...

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Make It to the Library
I knew that I wanted to get on the Makerspace wagon, but I wasn't sure about where to start.  During our district meetings, there was discussion about using what you already have.  I was okay with letting students create with discarded books, recycled mater...

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Dr. Seuss Book Fair
I started preparing for a Dr. Seuss-themed book fair last year.  Although the snow has kept us from doing some of the activities that we planned to do, I still have high hopes that the rest of  our Read Across America/Book Fair events will be successful.  M...

Arctic Blast

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Arctic Blast
The kindergarteners, first and second graders have been busy
doing research about polar region animals.   The kindergarteners learned about four different kinds of penguins.   First graders learned about polar bears.   Second graders learned about a variety...

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After learning that Bat Girl was a librarian, I decided to change the
name of my "dwelling" to the Bat Cave.  For Halloween, I dressed up as
Bat Girl.  Pinterest has inspired the bulletin board pictured below.  It has caught the eye of students and teache...
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