Author and Illustrator Dan Santat spoke to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade students, and we loved every minute of it! He gave a very entertaining reading of his book The Cookie Fiasco, and then told of his journey toward becoming an author and illustrator of children's books. He demonstrated the wonders of digital design and art with the wonderful slides he showed us as he spoke. Finally, he read his inspiring new book to us. After the Fall tells the story of how Humpty Dumpty comes to terms with his traumatic accident and "soars" to new heights. We loved the book! Dan Santat also enjoyed looking at the books our third graders made to share their own ideas of what might have happened to Humpty "after the fall".
Fourth and fifth graders competed to be Class Champion and then Grade Level Champion after a year of focusing on "Word Power" in the library. Fifth grade's competition ended in an exciting tie, with two students sharing the Grade Level Champion title after finishing the entire contest vocabulary list without being eliminated!
Lt. Jack Frost from the Westlake Fire Dept. helped us celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday and Read Across America Day by reading Hubert's Hair-Raising Adventure to all of our first grade students. Comfortably clad in pajamas for a full day of stories, the students loved the story about a lion who must have crocodile tears collected for him in order to grow a new mane! Thank you Lt. Frost for sharing your love of reading with our students, and for reading one of your childhood favorites which has now become one of our favorites!
Mrs. Iles, Valley View Librarian, welcomes you to the VVE Library.