Computer Science Education Week is the first week in December each year. This is a time when students around the world participate in the Hour of Code. I’ve been participating with my elementary library classes for several years now, but at first I was very reluctant to try it with my youngest classes. My lack of understanding about coding led to me feeling afraid to
It’s Great to Have Friends!
88 1st Graders + 4 Teachers + 1 Principal + 1 Librarian + 1 Amazing Author = Pure Magic! Tuesday was a terrific day in the library because my first grade students, their teachers, our principal and I got to meet and visit with the inspiring Ame Dyckman! We had been reading her books, Boy + Bot and Tea Party Rules, which are fabulous friendship
Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo WillemsThis is one of my favorite books to use with first grade students. Since it is a Caldecott Honor book, I use it to begin a lesson about the Caldecott Medal. The best thing about it all (besides the fact that it is a hilarious story), is that the pigeon is very easy to draw. So