Friday, December 13, 2013

Elf on the Shelf

Our Grade 2 students here at Florence Meares have been having a ton of fun with the Elf on the Shelf just before our Winter Break next week.  He has been all over the school and today he popped up in the Library.

He decided to go for a balloon ride.

He asked Yoda about the Force.

He even escaped one of our more dangerous stuffies.  Mr. Snake!

After reading "A Very Hockey Christmas" by Gilles Tibo to Ms. Fink and Mrs. Dietrich's class, we reviewed our magazine sign out procedures (a great option for our friends who have forgotten to return their Library book).  When investigating our magazine rack's hidden compartment, we spotted something . . . 

We looked closer  . . . 

It was the Elf on the Shelf!  The kids went wild with excitement. I think the Elf was excited as well as he accidentally pooped Smarties on the shelf.

Thanks Ms. Fink for all the fun this morning.  I know our Grade 2 students will be excited to find out where the Elf on the Shelf ends up next!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Santa Claus and the Three Bears

The holiday season is just around the corner and here at the FMLibrary we have been having a wonderful time enjoying many different seasonal books.  Thanks to our annual Scholastic Book Fair we have a wonderful addition to our collection:  "Santa Claus and the Three Bears" by Mari Modugno.  This story is a different interpretation of Goldilocks and Three Bears, a story which is very familiar to our Kindergarten students.  Just like Goldilocks, Santa tastes porridge, sits in chairs, and falls asleep.  The Three Bears sure are surprised to find Santa sleeping in Baby Bear's bed when they come home. Any story with Santa this time of year is a big hit and our Kindergarten students love "Santa Claus and the Three Bears".