Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Amazing Days at Elvin Hill

Monday and Tuesday I had the opportunity to visit Elvin Hill Elementary School to read to over 400 Kindergarten-Fourth Graders. These guys and girls were amazing and welcomed me with such sweet hearts, and lots of sweet hugs! (In fact, one classroom decided to give a class hug mid-story, which I happily accepted! ha) I decided to share with all of you the books that I read to them.
Bear Stays up for Christmas
by: Karma Wilson
Summary: PreSchool-Grade 2–It's the day before Christmas, and Bear's friends have gathered in his lair to wake him up to celebrate the holiday. They get a tree, pop corn and bake fruitcake, and hang stockings and hum songs. The others doze off, but Bear keeps busy wrapping presents, baking cookies, and decorating, unaware that a certain plump, red-suited gentleman is watching from outside the cave. The rhyming text sings, shouts, whispers, and crows, and the appealing acrylic illustrations are dear. 

If You Take a Mouse to the Movies
by: Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond
Summary: Welcome to the hilariously hypothetical world of Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond. Everything has an impact on everything else in this world, so if you take a mouse to the movies, don't be surprised if you find yourself being run ragged by the exuberant little fellow's increasingly grand appetites. When we first met him in Numeroff and Bond's tremendously popular If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, he had more energy than a 2-year-old on lollipops. Now, in the excitement of the Christmas season, he's unstoppable. Going from movie theater to Christmas tree lot to the neighbor's yard for snowmouse-building, he's a very demanding mouse indeed--in only the best way, of course.

Here are some of the pictures from my adventures at Elvin Hill. :)

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