The library is a focal point of learning for over 650 diverse students. Kindergartners, fifth graders, and all the grades in between read, explore, build, create and learn in this awesome space. Our school strives to promote the Leader in Me concepts which encourage students to be proactive in their learning. We teach students to begin with the end in mind, so students come to the library eager to find and read great new books. Students who discover wonderful literature to read and exciting manipulatives are capable of success in all areas of their learning. These motivated students will strive to become global citizens. With all of our kids qualifying for free meals, exposure to terrific books and learning resources like puppets allow them a fantastic opportunity to challenge their minds and develop creative ideas.
My students are eager to learn and clever in their abilities, and when given a variety of books and puppets they engage in the learning process.
They begin to anticipate their time in the library, and they look forward to selecting new books and creating puppet plays each day. Creativity and connection to literature develop strong, independent readers! Let's go!
Bright, shining faces pop up in the library each day ready to hear a great story and to watch the story come to life with colorful puppets! My eager students delight in lively experiences that bring literature to life! Using puppets and poetry, my students connect to wonderful books and come back for another story again...and again. This project will add a few more lifelike animal puppets and complimentary literature pieces to enlighten my learners.
"Life's like a movie, write your own ending; Keep believing, keep pretending," says Jim Henson.
With some new fun stories and a great poetry book, my students will hear excellent literature to enrich their minds. Adding some colorful puppets promotes a connection to each story and offers students a chance to retell the tales and express their view. Students can retell these stories with the use of a chicken, a dog, or a rat puppet in the library. They experience joy and stretch their creative minds when presenting their retellings. We will make book covers to share our thoughts and ideas about the books we read. Let's encourage their voices, their creative play, and their imagination with enchanting literature and lively puppets. I look forward to the moments ahead with our young performers!
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