Thursday, November 30, 2017

FairyTales Unit and STEM centers

This rotation we are talking about what elements  make a book a fantasy,  what elements of a story specifically make it a fairy-tale. We are reading fractured fairy tales, and working on some STEM centers like coding, engineering, and math puzzles. Here's a few photos of some of the students today.
Our students are enjoying our coding center. 

Our 1st and 2nd graders are using the
3 Billy Goats Gruff kit for our storytelling center. We are practicing using
Voice and Expression when we read and re-tell.

This may be my favorite new center. The construction blocks are awesome.
The students use a card as a model and then recreate it.

Harry Potter's Wizards Chess!!
Learning Sequencing while we code!

Our lower grades are using auditory phones to practice
reading out loud and improving their fluency.
This center just makes me happy. I love to hear the conversations about what
choice they would make and why. 

When I was a kid, my friends and I made fairy tale "cootie catchers" or fortune tellers all the time. So I am glad to say that the tradition has been passed on in library. These fortune tellers change the beginning middle or end of a traditional fairy tale to make some pretty silly stories. If your kids start wanting to make them at home you'll know why.
We also read Princess Hyacinth this week. This is a non traditional fairy-tale without the
"Once upon a time", but there is definitely a happy ending and some magic. 

See you in the library,

Mrs. Adams

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Monday, November 20, 2017

PIE face in the Library

This week with Thanksgiving almost here it is the perfect time to review Author's Purpose with our PIE in the face game.  The student had to listen to a passage or title of a book and choose if the author was Persuading, Informing or Entertaining the reader.

We are having so much fun.  
See you in the library,

Mrs. Adams

Friday, November 17, 2017

This month's reads: Point of View and Perspective

Oh this story has the best surprise twist at the end!

 This was a perfect book to help our become more observant about the changing world around us during this beautiful season. 
Another surprise twist that caused much discussion and inference about the ending.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Battle of the Books Shirt Re-Order

If you would like a chance to order a Battle of the Books shirt it's not too late! You can print an order form here: Order Form to print and bring to school. OR you student can ask the teacher for a copy. I have forms in the classrooms and also in the office. 
Shirts are $10.00 

We will accept orders until November 21 the Tuesday before Thanksgiving  Break. NO EXCEPTIONS. We want to get them back and to the students before the 
Winter Holiday Break.  
Remember the sizes run bigger than last year so order accordingly.  Thank You!  

Monday, November 6, 2017

Utah's Online Library

Here's a great resource for your students you can access CultureGrams, Gale Reference, Learning Express, NoodleTools, WorldBook and EBSCO and so much more all from one place.

Go to

2017-2018 Student Home Access
Login: online
Password: reader

Friday, November 3, 2017

Author Assembly- Mustaches for Maddie

We were lucky enough to hear Shelly Brown and Maddie Morris today in our author assembly. The students were very interested in hearing about Maddie. All of us at Fox Hollow are better for hearing their message about having compassion, showing compassion, and finding humor in hard things.
We will have five autographed copies available to check out next week.

Image result for mustaches for maddie

See you in the library,

Mrs. Adams

Friday, October 27, 2017

UVU Love of Reading Conference

It has been a crazy, but fulfilling week but I made it through!

This week I attended the UVU For the Love of Reading Conference.  I go every year and every year I come away feeling motivated and inspired.  These authors were amazing and I am in awe of their talent.

This year I was able to be a presenter in a breakout session discussing implementing learning centers in the library.   I sure love our centers and I hope others librarians will implement some of the same practices in their libraries.



Tuesday, October 17, 2017


I'm a big fan.

What a treat to meet these two creative, happy, talented and hilarious human beings.  Their new book was released last week and they were at the Provo City Library to promote The Wolf, The Duck and The Mouse.   This is a story about a duck and mouse who get swallowed by a wolf, and then decide to live in his belly.  

I will definitely be reading this one in the library and it's sure to become a favorite.  Fun Fact: Our library gets an autographed copy! 

 Here's a clip of Mac and Jon discussing their new book. Enjoy!

*If you're one of my students and know what Mac Barnett means when he uses the term "Falstaffian" I'll give you a prize!*

See you in the library,

Mrs. Adams

Battle of the the Books List 2017-18

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