Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Thankful for books!

We have so much to be thankful for here at the Stone library!  Our handsome dragon Dusty, our friend Grabby Bunny, our toybox full of beautiful games, our art supplies for crafts, our cool computer cart, our shelves full of beautiful books books books books books, and most of all, each other and all the diversity, good spirit, divergent thinking and love of story that we share every week!

As if that wasn't enough, we also have a special reason to be thankful:  six of my friends pitched in for a popcorn machine so our special occasion movies we show in library can pack a punch...and a crunch!  The smell of buttery popcorn is better than the finest perfume.   The 7th grade was so surprised and happy to enjoy the treat with the viewing of Oliver!  based on the classic Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. Thank you to our supporters!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

We're Going on a Bear Hunt!

What do bears dream about when they hibernate?  That's what we tried to imagine in kindergarten after we read Old Bear by Kevin Henkes. We used a limited palette to create our pictures, just like the illustrator! They also enjoyed acting out Michael Rosen's We're Going on a Bear Hunt (with a puppet bear at the end of the journey!).  But the oldie-but-goodie Mr. Bear-Squash-You-All-Flat by Morrell Gipson was the favorite by far.  How we laughed and laughed!