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1st & 2nd Grade's Monument Research

1st & 2nd graders have worked hard to become experts on some of the world's most famous monuments.  We learned a lot about other cultures based on what they want to remember & celebrate with their monuments.  Take a look at the Thinglinks they created to share their learning.

Great Wall of China





Taj Mahal





Machu Picchu





The Pyramids of Giza





Easter Island





The Statue of Liberty





Acropolis





Big Ben





Eiffel Tower

DCF Conference Repost

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This blog post was originally written for VSLA's (Vermont School Library Association) 802Blog:

In March, my students’ anticipation starts to grow.  They are finishing reading their last Dorothy’s List book, discussing which one was their favorite, and eagerly looking forward to voting.  My anticipation is growing as well, but for another reason.  I know that the new list is about to be released.  What books are going to be on this year’s list?  Have I read any yet?  Which ones am I looking forward to reading?  I’m just as giddy as my kiddos.  

The books are one excitement.  The upcoming Dorothy Canfield Fisher Conference is another.  And this year was no exception.  This year’s conference was held at Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, Vermont.   Right when I walked through the doors, I was greeted warmly and given a full bag of free books!   Then on to coffee, breakfast goodies, and chatting with friends I haven’t seen since last conference.   What a great way to start the morning! The co…

Award winners!!

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Announcing this year's Vermont Book Award winners:
Red Clover Award *image borrowed from Carol Scrimgeour, Librarian at Essex Elementary School
Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award