Stop by and join the Education Club for Gina Damico’s talk tonight!!!

Stop by and join the Education Club for Gina Damico’s talk tonight!!!

Puppets: Barn Owl

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The wise owl is today’s featured TMC puppet. You can find him in his natural habitat of the puppet rack!

Along with the puppet, try out a few books from the collection:

  • A book of sleep by Il Sung Na
  • Little Hoot by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
  • Ookpik : the travels of a snowy owl by Bruce Hiscock
  • The owl and the pussycat by Edward Lear
  • White owl, barn owl by Nicola Davies
  • Words of wisdom from happy the owl by Sharon Matola
weareteachers:

What’s your moment? 

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What’s your moment? 

Banned Books mug shots at Memorial Library!

What’s New Wednesday: Weather Ellison Dies!

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Looking for something to enhance your weather-related lesson plans? The Inspiration Station has you covered with a set of weather themed Ellison Die Cuts.

While you’re in the TMC, why not add some books along with it:

  • Big snow / Jonathan Bean. (*** Too soon? ***)
  • Firefly July : a year of very short poems / selected by Paul B. Janeczko
  • Hot, hot, hot / by Neal Layton
  • How the weather works / Christiane Dorion
  • Scholastic’s The magic school bus kicks up a storm : a book about weather
  • Waiting out the storm / JoAnn Early Macken
  • Weather : ready-to-go activities, games, literature selections, poetry, and everything you need for a complete theme unit / by Ann Flagg
  • Who likes rain? / Wong Herbert Yee.
Banned Books 2014

Kicking off Banned Books Week 2014 with a list of books that were challenged or banned in 2013-2014! Among the titles listed are some YA books, such as Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian and Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell. There are some more- do you see any of your favorites listed?

Pirate-themed books ahoy!

Arrrr and avast, ye landlubbers! For Talk Like a Pirate Day, here be some selections from the Teaching Materials Center that ye can loot and plunder (temporarily) for your lessons and classrooms:

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The Most Famous Pirates, by Cindy Jenson-Elliott

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Pirates & Smugglers, by Moira Butterfield

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What if You Met a Pirate? : An Historical Voyage of Seafaring Speculation, written & illustrated by Jan Adkins

Blackbeard, the Pirate King, by J. Patrick Lewis

Pirates by John Matthews

What’s New Wednesday: People Ellison Dies!

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Construct a family-themed project with this set of Ellison Dies in the TMC’s Inspiration Station.

Families come in all shapes and sizes (…and species!) Whether your students are dealing with their own family or researching their ancestors, there’s a book out there to go with it. Here are a few titles in our collection to add to your family-themed projects:

  • A chair for always / Vera B. Williams.
  • And Tango makes three / Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell ; illustrated by Henry Cole.
  • Another brother / Matthew Cordell.
  • Is your mama a llama? / by Deborah Guarino ; pictures by Steven Kellogg.
  • Love you forever / written by Robert Munsch
  • My favorite animal families / Steve Bloom
  • The granddaughter necklace / by Sharon Dennis Wyeth ; illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline.
  • The great big book of families / by Mary Hoffman ; pictures by Ros Asquith.
  • Two nests / Laurence Anholt ; illustrated by Jim Coplestone.
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