Friday, September 26, 2014
One of the highlights this week in Bellview library was the installation by Traci Ordenez of cut-paper shelf markers she made. For Friday cat blogging, here’s a photograph of the shelf marker she made for “C.”
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Bellview track-laps, 40 and counting! A track-laps program is a recess option at Bellview Elementary. Students collect foot-shaped medallions each time they complete 20 laps around the Bellview track. I walk and jog the tracks during evening hours and weekends and keep track of my totals too.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
The results are in, and 2014-2015 selections for Oregon Battle of the Books capture all but two places in the first Bellview Elementary library “Top 10” for the new school year.
Like living in a library: My project this week was to label and then shelve my family’s books in order according to the Dewey Decimal system of classification, with each book assigned a number based upon the book’s subject. Shown here, the books for my library studies are arranged in order numerically.
|A ribbon cutting for the Feminist Library on Wheels.|
Image credit: Feminist Library on Wheels on Facebook
Social sharing credit: Women Bike/League of American Bicyclists
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
From knitting a sweater for herself and her dog, Annabelle goes on to outfit classmates, neighbors, forest animals and — while this term isn’t used in the text — she even “yarn-bombs” buildings and trees.
Friday, September 19, 2014
For our discussion of Caldecott Medal winners, a classmate posted a write-up of Ella Sarah Gets Dressed by author and illustrator Margaret Chodos-Irvine. In the story, Ella Sarah chooses an outfit in which none of the pieces match.
Each member of her family tries to convince her to wear something they picked out instead, but as the book ends, Ella Sarah goes to a playdate with friends who are wearing outfits that are as wildly-picked as hers.
I love the idea of Ella Sarah and her friends all wearing wildly-picked outfits. There’s a lot of pressure in society to conform in clothing choice and behavior, and it’s great that this book has a positive portrayal of being your own unique self.
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