Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Cooking Up Some Fun in the Library!

Look who's ba-ack!

Hooray--Chef Reid Moore is visiting our library this whole week! He brought a fun book called Pete's a Pizza (an oldie, but a goodie) by William Steig to share with the younger grades and an exciting pizza-themed game to review library skills for the older students.

After hearing the story Pete's a Pizza, one lucky kid gets turned into a pizza!


Older students play a pizza game that reviews library skills...





Chef Reid Moore is having a blast this week, and has even managed to squeeze in some exercise running around the library. (He doesn't mind--he said he's been meaning to lose some weight anyway!) His last day will be Friday, and although the kids may be sad to see him go, he is leaving some pizza-scented bookmarks to remind them that books are YUMMY!

It's dinner time, so I'll end this post here. Besides, I'm suddenly hungry for pizza!
~Swersty


20 comments:

  1. Have I told you how impressed I am that you have made library time so engaging? Our kids just go... return books... check out books... and come back to class. Who knew how fabulous it could all be?!
    You are just TOO FUN!
    Love it.
    ❤Traci❤
    Dragonflies in First

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    1. Why don't you just move to Texas and teach at my school with Reagan and me? How fun would that be?

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    2. I think that would be LOADS of fun!

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  2. I can't wait! We come to the library tomorrow!!! I am crazy excited.

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  3. Can you please come be the librarian at our school!?!?!?!? AMAZING!!!!! Our library time is more like Traci's- come in, find a book in 10 minutes or less, and leave... Your library looks like so much fun!!!!! :-)

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  4. OMgosh!! I LOVE our media specialist at our school - but can you PLEASE come over to our school?! I always love your lessons!!!

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  5. You really are AMAZING! I just bought your Puppy Palooza pack. I can't wait to use it!

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  6. Awww, you guys are making me blush--thanks for such nice comments!

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  7. Love it! I am your newest follower:) Stop by and visit me...

    learnplayandhavefun.blogspot.com

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  8. What an incredible lesson for your students. I found you through Reagan's blog and I am your newest follower. I just have one question, where did you get your costume??? Thanks for sharing a such a great idea.
    Stacy

    simpsonsuperstars

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    1. I ordered it off of Amazon for less than $45.00, and I believe they still have some available. I should mention that although I feel like I've gotten my money's worth, the fan motor just went out, making my suit pretty much useless. Luckily I plan lessons with another elementary librarian (who had ordered the same costume) and she let me borrow hers for my last day of library lessons!
      Glad you're a new follower--I'm off to check out your blog now!
      ~Swersty

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  9. Amazing!! What a fantastic way to engage students in the library. :) I found you through Reagan's blog, and I'm your newest follower.

    ~Jen
    Hello Mrs Sykes

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  10. Congrats! I've given you the One Lovely Blog award. Stop by to check out all the details.
    Vanessa @ http://kinderloves.blogspot.com

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  11. hey girl i just gave you the lovely bloggy award...drop by =)

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  12. omg- you are so darn cute!!! I love your energy!!! Where on earth did you get that hoot of a costume? awesome! :)

    -Staci
    Let's Teach Something

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  13. Love Chef Reid Moore! Thanks for commenting on my blog. You've got some great ideas here. Can't wait to check them all out!

    Brynley
    brynleysbrainstorms.blogspot.com

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  14. How cute! Brings back memories. I used to turn my son into a pizza when he was so into this book.

    I used to be a K-5 media specialist and loved it! I'm back in the classroom now but I did it for 8 years! Cute blog!

    Firstgradebloomabilities

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  15. This activity sounds so fun for a library lesson! Did you make this one up? If not, where did you find it? If so, could I pretty PLEASE beg you to email me details (mandy@bookinspirations.com)? :) I am so glad I stumbled across your blog; I am a elementary school librarian who LOVES to do creative and fun lessons in my library! We need to get together (maybe at next year's TLA). Thanks again for sharing your great ideas! :)

    Mandy

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  16. Thanks for such nice post related to cooking. Now you can learn cooking with the help and by playing cooking games.

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