Monday, December 12, 2011

Who In The Dickens Is This?!?!?!

Looks like he was an old guy with a big beard and mustache. 

And based on this picture,
he might have lived a long time ago because he's wearing some old fashioned clothes. 

But, who was he and why is he famous?

Click on the hotspots to find out! 

Thursday, November 10, 2011

It's Turkey Time!

In the United States, Thanksgiving is the 4th Thursday in November.

Many Americans eat special food like turkey and pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving. 

The first Thanksgiving was celebrated in 1621 by a group of pilgrims and Native Americans. 
They were thankful for a bountiful harvest. 

Things were a lot different back then than they are now.  Follow the hotspots to learn more. 

Thursday, November 3, 2011


Wow!  What a cool date! 

Well, that cool date is actually a holiday. 
Friday, November 11th is Veteran's Day.

Veterans are people who have been in the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marines. 
These special people help keep our country safe and free.

Want to know more?  Follow the hotspots!

Thanks to Ms. Trisha Robison at Charlotte Anderson Elementary for all the great links!!!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

I Want My Mummy!

Mummies are cool.  There have been lots of mummies found in Egypt.  In fact, there is an area of Egypt know as Valley of the Kings because scientists have found so many mummies there.  A super famous mummy is King Tut.  His mummy was discovered on November 4, 1922. 

King Tut was known as the boy king.
His mummy was discovered by scientists on November 4, 1922. 
Follow the hotspots to find out more!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

There once was a guy named Shel...

Who wrote kid's poetry well.
Most kids liked his books
Despite his scary looks
Cause he had cool stories to tell. 

HAHA!  Look I wrote a poem. 
This type of poem is called a limerick.

I bet you could write one too!

Check out the hotspots to learn more about poetry and Shel Silverstein (his birthday is THIS month).

Monday, October 3, 2011

In 1492, Columbus Sailed the Ocean Blue...

That must have been one pretty important trip because
Monday, October 10th is Christopher Columbus Day!.


It's another day with NO SCHOOL! 

Thanks, Christopher Columbus.

Follow the hotspots to find out what this guy did and why he is such a big deal.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Happy Birthday, David!!

I LOVE the David books.  They are so funny. 

October 5th is David's Birthday! Well, not the David in the books, but the David that wrote them. 
His name is David Shannon.

Did you know he has written a lot of other really great books?  Stop by the library and find one today! Until then, enjoy the hotspots and learn more about both Davids!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

An Apple A Day...

Monday, September 26th is Johnny Appleseed Day.
Johnny Appleseed was a real guy.  However, some of his story is not totally true. 
We call stories like these  tall tales.

Curious to know more?  Follow the hotspots.

TEACHERS:  Email Mrs. Cupples if you need the username/ password for Bookflix.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Give Peace a Chance

September 21st is International Day of Peace!

This means you HAVE to be nice to your brothers and sisters and not fight on this day.  No, I'm kidding...although I'm sure your parents would enjoy the peace and quiet.  Maybe you could sit down and read them this book. 

So, what is International Day of Peace?  Follow the hotspost to find out more...

Kids:  Get your parents permission before using YouTube. 

Monday, September 12, 2011

SHHHHHHHHHH!!! We're writing the Constitution!

That's awesome, right?  And Constitution Day is September 17th!  That's even cooler, right?  Ummmm, wait.  What is the Constitution?

Follow the "hotspots" to learn more.

TEACHERS:  Some of the video is on Safari Montage.  You can login using your email username and password.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

A Day To Remember

September 11th marks a very important day in our history. 

This is an amazing story about how our sadness over the events of that day was shared by people around the world.

Follow all the "hotspots" to learn more.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011


Now, who knows WHY we don't have school on Monday??  That's right, it's Labor Day!  It's a day when we celebrate everyone's hard work throughout the year.  Here is a book about a man named Cesar Chavez.  I wonder what work he did?

What to know more about this book? 
Be sure to roll your mouse over the "hotspots" to find all of the good stuff! 

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Me? From the Black Lagoon? I think not. Well, maybe...

I love the black lagoon books.  They poke fun (nicely) at just about everyone in the school.  And, I really relate to this book because this is so ME in the morning before I put on my make up!  Hmmmmmm....but I really hope I'm not quite this boring! You be the judge.

Don;t forget to roll your mouse over the picture.  Like always I've added cool stuff for you to check out!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Uglified Ducky

This is my favorite book ever! We were really lucky to have Mr. Willy Claflin come to our school last year.  He's a really neat guy.

I'm using a new thing called Thinglink that lets me add extra stuff to the pictures on this blog.  Check out the "hotspots" on the pictures to get more info about this book!

Welcome Back!

Welcome back to school, folks! I've got lots of new books I cannot wait for you to see and check out.

Until then, check out the "hotspots" in the picture.  They will take you places...