My Teacher is a MONSTER!


This is a wonderful book about a little boy named Bobby who thinks that his teacher, Ms. Kirby, is a monster. After Bobby runs into his teacher at the park and they spend the day together, he realizes she is not so bad after all! 

After reading this delightful story, students made paper airplanes. Students enjoyed flying their airplanes in the library. However, students were warned that if their teacher caught them throwing airplanes in the classroom,they might turn into monsters like Ms. Kirby. 

This was a great activity to add to my Makerspace station. I recycled pages from worn out, discarded books for students to use to make their airplanes. 

Here are a few great books that students enjoyed. 
The Kids' Guide to Paper Airplanes

National Cookie Day

December 4th is National Cookie Day

Here in the library, we are celebrating this yummy day by learning facts about cookies and how Ruth Wakefield invented the chocolate chip cookie, playing cookie games, and reading great cookie books. 

Cookie Trivia: 
Did you know that more cookies are consumed in December than any other month? According to the Cookie Elf, half of the cookies baked in American homes each year are chocolate chip.  However, Oreo Cookies are the best selling cookies in the United States. 

 This year's Bluebonnet winner is Postcards from Camp

Over 173,000 students participated in the bluebonnet reading program this year in Texas and helped choose the winning book. 84 of these votes are from students here at Robertson Elementary. If you didn't participate this year, be sure to join in the fun next year.  

The good news is that you don't have to wait until next year to get started. We already have several books from the new reading list for 2013-2014 available for checkout. 

Have you read Postcards from Camp yet?
Find a copy in the bluebonnet section of the library.

I hope you had a wonderful Winter Break. I loved spending time with my family and enjoying lots of wonderful books. 

One of the books I read was Ungifted by Gordon Korman. The main character is Donovan Curtis, an average student and prankster who attends Hardcastle Middle School. First, Donovan mocks the basketball team over the PA system, then he whacks his school's statue of Atlas with a stick and knocks the world loose. The world rolls down the hill where it damages the gymnasium. The superintendent catches Donovan in the act and marches him to his office where the superintendent scribbles down Donovan's name on a piece of paper he finds on his cluttered desk. The piece of paper turns out to be a list of new candidates for the gifted program at the Academy for Scholastic Distinction. When the superintendent returns to his office to call the boy's parents, the paper is gone and he cannot remember Donovan's name only the name of the school he attends. Can Donovan convince the teachers at his new school that he is gifted? Otherwise Donovan will be sent back to Hardcastle Middle School where he is sure to be found by the superintendent. 

Six Flags Read to Succeed Program

Robertson students have the opportunity to participate in the Six Flags Read to Succeed Program. Each student who reads for 6 hours and completes the log below by February 22, 2013, will earn a free ticket for Six Flags over Texas in Arlington. 

*Children may read books, magazines, newspapers, or comic books. Reading for homework or a class assignment does not count.
* Kids may read silently, aloud, or with an adult. 
*The completed reading form are due February 22, 2013. Late entries will not be accepted.