We Honor Black History by…

We honor Black history by… This display is designed to spark conversation and get students thinking. We wanted a display that helped students to see that Black history isn’t something old and stagnant, that can be learned and forgotten, but instead something living, breathing, and still happening right now (and not confined to a single […]

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Listen, Learn, and Amplify: Resources for Black History Month

February is Black History Month. It’s only 28 days long and we’re already on day three, so let’s cut the niceties and get right to it: It’s too easy to let Black History Month pass by without bringing it into the classroom in the way that children deserve. Or to read one picture book about Rosa […]

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Things that Made my Brain Explode: February 1, 2019

Articles and news stories are constantly pushing me to consider something new, broaden my perspective, or change the way I look at an issue. My husband likes to joke that my brain explodes with something new on a daily basis. These articles – and the brain explosions that result from them – are so beneficial for […]

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Fiction or Nonfiction: Narwhal Edition!

This week’s episode of everyone’s favorite game show FICTION OR NONFICTION is extra special… because it’s the Narwhal edition! One of these books is a nonfiction text packed with facts, and the other is a fiction book that came from an author’s imagination – but they’re both about narwhals! Tricky tricky. Can you tell which one […]

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What Do Your Book Displays Say?

Look closely… what do the books on display in your library or classroom tell your readers about your community? The special books that you choose to feature have the power to speak volumes about your teaching philosophy and classroom culture without speaking a word. I do my best to choose books that act as windows, […]

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Things that Made My Brain Explode: January 26, 2019

Articles and news stories are constantly pushing me to consider something new, broaden my perspective, or change the way I look at an issue. My husband likes to joke that my brain explodes with something new on a daily basis. These articles – and the brain explosions that result from them – are so beneficial for […]

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We Did It! 2019 Challenge Celebration

Not only did the Learning Village community meet its goal to read 2,019 books in January, they surpassed it eight days early! On Wednesday, Jan. 23, Learning Village Librarian invited students to meet for a top secret meeting, which turned into a celebration full of dancing, confetti, cheering, and general excitement and pride in accomplishing the […]

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Insta Review: Ninth Ward, by Jewell Parker Rhodes

Insta Review gives you a new book recommendation in under a minute. Go ahead, time it! View this post on Instagram How do you prepare for a devastating hurricane when you don’t know what a hurricane looks like or feels like? Can’t evacuate – no money, no car, nowhere to go. Can’t buy extra supplies – […]

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International Dorm Student Book Club

BOOKS 📚 BUILD 📚 BRIDGES 📚 Kenya ➡️ Vietnam ➡️ Spain ➡️ Central Virginia ➡️ beyond 🌍 Thank you to Señora Roth and our Upper School Dorm students for the incredible conversation inspired by Angie Thomas’ novel, The Hate U Give, provided by Cville OneBook. It’s amazing how characters and their stories can open the door […]

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