Shane Burcaw, author of "Not So Different", visited with Lincoln via Zoom. He met with grade levels first through fourth in the library. Shane shared with us about his life and his writing. We learned so much! So glad you "visited" with Lincoln!
For the 2019 book fair, we held a contest to have the students design their own school (based on the book "If I Built a School" by Chris Van Dusen). All the entries were so creative - from roller coasters to on-site restaurants - tons of fun things to add to our school. Here are some of the grade level winners.
Aaron Reynolds spent the day at Lincoln. He shared about his writing process, his perseverance, and played lots of games with us. We all had a blast. Thanks for coming Aaron!
Lincoln School 2nd and 3rd graders were lucky enough to spend an hour with Mr. Schu today. He had the entire room jumping up and waving arms. They loved his stories and hearing about the books. His excitement was certainly contagious as students went back to their classrooms and wanted to keep talking about their favorite books. Thanks for coming Mr. Schu - we had a blast!!
After seeing Linda Ragsdale at the Anderson's Bookshop Literature Breakfast, I just knew I had to invite her to Lincoln. Her stories, her positivity, and her energy just made me smile and I wanted her to meet our students. Linda spent the whole day with us talking about her books and peace and teaching us how to draw a dragon. Thank you Linda for a wonderful experience!
Our second year of Dot Day had even more dots! All students listened to "The Dot" by Peter Reynolds. Our art teacher, Ms. Kozbur, took inspiration from the book and had the students create a rainbow of dots with Vashti. I picked up extra books for the classrooms from my public library - even found two Chinese versions for our new Chinese students. This day is so fun watching all the students point out their dots.
Lincoln students were excited to spend the whole day with local author, Michelle Schaub. She read parts of her book "Fresh-Picked Poetry: A Day at the Farmers' Market" and led poetry workshops with fourth grade. What a great visit!
After receiving a letter from the National Poetry Project about writing poems for their digest, I thought we should give it a try. I would announce it to the students and whomever wanted to write could come into the library during recess to do so. I never guessed we would have 56 students (2nd, 3rd and 4th) choose to write poems. Out of those students, 29 were chosen from across the United States to be published in the 2018 Poetry Digest. So proud of all of our poets who gave it a shot!