Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Return of the Mac

Once again, we were fortunate to welcome author Mac Barnett to our Lower School Library where 1st and 2nd grades were treated to writing tips and the chance to listen to two fantastic stories.  In honor of our current election season, he read "President Taft is Stuck in the Bath".  We were frightened by the "blank page" and sang happy birthday to his most recent book, "The Magic Word"-if you think the magic word is please, think again.  Thanks to Green Bean Books for helping make this visit possible!

Monday, September 26, 2016

We Prize Our OES Readers!

Finally, after weeks of waiting, our summer reading tote bags are here!  Thanks to our 115 participants who shared their summer reading logs with us.  Tote bags-filled with "prizes"- will be handed out this week and next during regularly scheduled library classes. Here our two of our fabulous 5th graders helping prep the bags.

Friday, September 16, 2016

First DEAR of the year!

This morning the new Lower School was filled with readers, from our youngest Aardvarks to our 8th graders, as Middle School joined us.  Starting the morning with quiet reading, either independently or with a buddy, was a perfect way to end our first full week of school.

Monday, September 12, 2016

National Book Award Contenders

Take a look at this article about the long list for the National Book Award contenders for Young People's Literature.  An excellent list.  We own several of them-mostly titles appropriate for 3rd, 4th and 5th grades.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Welcome Back!

Welcome to the first week of school in our brand new space!  If you haven't yet visited, please do. Our library is full of fantastic books, cozy reading nooks, and has a stellar view of the field and distant hills.  Summer Reading forms are due Monday, September 12th and there is a drop off box at the main entrance of our library in addition to extra forms if you have lost yours.  Classes have begun and I am sharing with my classes a terrific new book about a recently built school's first day. . . "School's First Day of School" by Adam Rex and illustrated by Christian Robinson (who we had the good fortune to host last fall).  A perfect story for our opening week!

And here are some pictures of our new school!

Mrs. H in her new space!

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Book Love Gallery

In April, 5th graders were invited by me to create a project (book trailer, diorama, poster, cake (!)) to share out a book they love with the Lower School Community.  Check out their gallery from yesterday.  An amazing display of creativity and a love of literature!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The Great OES Book Swap (Otherwise known as GOBS)

The opening day of GOBS saw countless books find new hands to hold them and fresh eyes to read them.  Thanks to our parent volunteers, FOESL, and all the families who donated books, ALL students were able to select 10 books to call their own and to enjoy for the summer.  Stop by tomorrow morning to take as many books as you like!

And if you wondering about the value of bringing home all these extra books, read this.