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Dr. V's Favorite Classics: The Snowy Day

The Snowy Day, Ezra Jack Keats. Viking (Penguin), 1962.

Dr. V’s take:

Friggin April, man. In the slightly paraphrased words of T.S. Eliot, it’s trifling AF. 532 more words


Cheers to Ezra and Peter of "The Snowy Day!"


100 years ago today, Jacob Ezra Katz was born in Brooklyn to a Jewish immigrant couple from Warsaw, Poland.  As his parents worried about his determination to be an artist, he had no formal training, but he learned art at the public library!  313 more words


March 11 in history

1387 Battle of Castagnaro: English condottiero Sir John Hawkwood led Padova to victory in a factional clash with Verona.

1649 The Frondeurs and the French government signed the… 544 more words


Storytime Theme: Author Spotlight

About once a year, I like to focus a storytime on one particular author. This time I picked Ezra Jack Keats.  My first stop was his website: … 278 more words

Story Time Themes

Library Lessons: Jan 25, 2016

Week 20.

After last week’s kindergarten meltdown disaster learning moment, this week was important. Growth mindset: check. Tools of the trade: check. Rearranging parent volunteers to show up mid-class, therefore allowing students to get in the door without losing focus: check. 331 more words

Picture Books

Library Lessons: Jan 18, 2016

Week 19.

And what a doozy it was: 4 rainy-day recesses in the library on Thursday, an all-day Student Success Team meeting on Wednesday (while popping out to teach a class), and a soggy, unannounced, Friday afternoon fire drill. 534 more words

School Library Lessons

Library Lessons: Jan 11-15, 2016

Week 18!

The K’s continued the author/illustrator study of Ezra Jack Keats. We read Hi, Cat! this week, using illustrations and events from the story to infer Peter’s age (a CER question!).   413 more words

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