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This Week in the Library (2/11-2/18)

February is Black History Month! Students will continue to participate in activities related to our read-aloud, which in 1963 became the first picture book with an African-American main character to win the Caldecott Award. This week, we will examine and recreate the sounds of Winter with musical instruments on loan from Mrs. Dixon. 

Our read-alouds for this week areThe Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats and Snow by Cynthia Rylant.

February is Black History Month! Students will continue to participate in activities related to our read-aloud, which in 1963 became the first picture book with an African-American main character to win the Caldecott Award. This week, we will examine and recreate the sounds of Winter with musical instruments on loan from Mrs. Dixon. 

Our read-alouds for this week areThe Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats and Snow​ by Cynthia Rylant.

In our read-aloud, Willy Wonka and the children take a ride on a chocolate river in a boat. This week in the library, students will begin a  STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) unit to design a boat that will float in water. The boats that float will be tested to see how many pennies "Oompa Loompas" they can hold before sinking.

Our read-aloud for this week is Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl.  

In our read-aloud, Roz the robot works through many problems, learning and adapting as she goes. This week in the library, students will begin a STEM unit with various activities related to the read-aloud. Our first task will be to design and build our own Roz.

Our read-aloud for this week is The Wild Robot by Peter Brown. 

In our read-aloud, Charlotte weaves her web not only to save Wilbur, but to catch food. This week in the library, students will begin a spider web STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) unit to design a web strong enough to catch "food" dropped into it.

Our read-aloud for this week is Charlotte's Web by E.B. White.

In our read-aloud, Lester wants to complete a Science Fair project about paper airplanes. This week in the library, students will begin a paper airplane STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) unit to experiment with different styles of planes to see which fly the farthest and what modifications enhance or decrease the planes' abilities.

Our read-aloud for this week is Superstar by Mandy Davis. 

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The Rabbit Listened
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When Taylor's block creation comes crashing down, he's left with a lot of emotions...and lots of animal friends telling him how THEY think he should handle it. All except the rabbit, who does the one thing Taylor needs the most...listens...
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You Don't Want a Unicorn!
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A little boy wants a unicorn more than anything in the world! Or so he thinks, until he wishes for one and his wish comes true. What could be so bad about having a unicorn? Read this book to find out.
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Frog on a Log?
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Who says frogs have to sit on logs? And what do other animals need to sit on? This rhyming book is full of funny animal/seat pairings! For adults: Great book for teaching about circular story structure as well as poetic license since no...
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If You Give a Pig a Party
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If you give a pig a party, what will she want next? And after that? And after that? This is one in a series of "If you..." books by Laura Numeroff. For adults: This is a great book for teaching circular story structure. Students also e...
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Great Things are Happening in the Coral Ridge Library!

Rubik's Cube Mosaics!

Our 2nd-5th grade students worked on our T. Rex Rubik's Cube mosaic from 9/27/19-1/24/20, with a few cubes getting scrambled by others along the way, and they are now finished! Next up: duckies!

 

Regina the Readerpillar!

Regina the Readerpillar is in our library window and ready to grow with all the books #CRcubs check out this year! Her brother Reggie reached 12,800 in length last year. Will Regina grow even bigger? We'll find out!!

Our Collaborative Sticker Poster

Our Cubs finished last year's collaborative sticker poster and were thrilled to find out it is a Rainbow Unicorn!  It is now hanging next to the 2017-2018 poster in our library. What will this year's poster be?? Check the Just for Fun tab for a slideshow of our progess. 

2020 Kentucky Bluegrass Award Preschool Books

Check the tab here for more information on the books nominated in this KBA category! 

2020 Kentucky Bluegrass Awards K-2 Books

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Kentucky Bluegrass Awards 3-5 Books

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