Pi Beta Phi visits Johnson for Read Across America Week

Coming to you live from the second day of Read Across America Week! Monday, staff and students came to school decked out in their favorite hats in honor of The Cat in the Hat (Don’t believe me? Check out the selection of headwear in the photos below!), and today we are celebrating Green Eggs and Ham by sporting […]

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Read Across America Kickoff!

This afternoon, Johnson welcomed one of its favorite visitors. I’ll give you a hint…. this visitor is about six feet tall, and he’s not exactly human. His red bow tie matches perfectly with his black and white tail. And you can’t forget about that iconic cap on his head… If you guessed The Cat in the […]

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This Week in Photos: 2/9-2/13

You may not be able to tell from this photo, but second grade is in the middle of a SERIOUS dance party here. Before classes enter for the day, I randomly select my Secret Reader’s name – and don’t tell anyone who it is. I keep my eye on my secret reader through the class’ […]

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Family Book Club: Shades of Gray, by Carolyn Reeder

Last night was our first ever Family Book Club, hosted by Mrs. Rickabaugh and me for fourth grade students and their parents! We met from 6-7 PM in the library to share ideas, questions, and thoughts about the book while eating snacks and playing games. Participants enjoyed door prizes, interactive activities, old-fashioned apple pie and homemade lentils, […]

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This Week in Photos: 2/2-2/6

Third graders continued their work with the almanac this week, finishing up their Almanac Scavenger hunts. Students finishing early got to wear a pair of Helper Beads and volunteer to answer questions for classmates that needed a little bit of extra help. The almanac isn’t the first reference tool that we’ve mastered this year – […]

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This Week in Photos: 1/26-1/30

Fourth grade continued their quest with the Super 3 team this week, and this time I took a lesson from our awesome fourth grade team and used one of their favorite methods in the classroom – Must Do, Can Do. There is a list of activities on the board that the students MUST do before […]

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This Week in Photos: 1/20-1/23

This week, we had a special guest in the library. Miss FitzGerald came to visit during kindergarten classes, introducing a brand new way for students to experience independent reading and improve their reading skills during library time. What does it mean? How does it work? Why are these kindergarteners wearing funny glasses?? You’ll have to check […]

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This Week in Photos: 1/5-1/9

The first few days back at school after winter break are no joke here in the Learning Leopard Library. Our voracious readers have had the same books for almost three weeks – and they are ready for MORE. In the past five days, we have checked out more than 620 books to Johnson students! Whether […]

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Winter Book Fair has arrived!

Winter Book Fair preview day is here! All day, students of all ages have been filtering in and out of the library to preview all of the great titles that will be available for purchase next week. The Johnson Winter Book Fair will be open for shopping beginning Monday, December 8. Book Fair hours each […]

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Learning Leopard Library 2nd Annual Picture Book Month Celebration!

On Tuesday, the Learning Leopard Library threw its second annual Picture Book Month Celebration! We’ve been enjoying classic picture books together all month long, and this party was an opportunity to cap off our celebration and have some fun! Staff and students were invited to celebrate their favorite picture books and characters by wearing costumes […]

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