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Hope in the Darkest Hours

On September 1st, Seventy-five years ago, German forces swept into Poland to open one of the most demented chapters of the last century. A year later, Jews were forced into the infamous Warsaw Ghetto (pictured above) to be eliminated by starvation, exposure and infectious disease: after the Ghetto was liquidated, the Germans used  223 more words

Picture Books

New read aloud classics

Looking for a book to read with your elementary school aged kids, but you’ve already made your way through the classics? We’ve put together a list of some fun newer books that will sure to please! 421 more words


Here's another thing about my first Book Challenge

Tomorrow is the first day of school! If you are a teacher (like me!) you have a lot of work to do in the coming months. 640 more words


Family Storytime Program

Today I lead my first family storytime. I went over my song uncertainty with the children’s librarian, and she agreed that “Where is Thumpkin” is a bit too long for the toddlers we expect to participate. 270 more words

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~Beginning Of The Year Read Alouds ~

Heres a list of some of the books I start the year with. I am a huge believer in character education and start my year setting the tone for our classroom community. 1,362 more words

First Year Teaching

A Tale of Two Piggies

I don’t normally review books that involve God because (generally) they repulse me. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not anti-God, on the contrary. But, so many books that include God are models of awful prose and many of the remaining few have horrible (often trite) story-lines. 238 more words

Picture Books

Co-leading family storytime

Again, our friendly children’s librarian leader was away on vacation, leaving us interns to cover her family storytime! Lately the storytimes have been more challenging than normal, due in part to the greater number of toddlers–as opposed to pre-schoolers–present. 200 more words

Storytime Resources