Monday, April 18, 2016

Fiesta San Antonio!

As you may already know, Fiesta is one very important tradition celebrated at Sunshine Cottage.  The students learn a lot about Fiesta and take part in many activities during our 3 day celebration.  This week, the upper elementary students are learning about the history of Fiesta in San Antonio.  They will be doing some basic research to answer some questions about this local event.  If you want to learn more about the history of Fiesta in San Antonio, click on the link below:

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Fun with Flipgrid

Check out the videos that our 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders have recorded over the last couple of weeks!   We're using a website/app called Flipgrid.  I post a video question and then the kids respond to my question with their own video.  They have had a lot of fun recording their videos, and it's great for them to be able to listen to themselves and their friends as they talk.  They also had to work together with their partners for one of the activities.  Cooperative learning is happening in the Sunshine Cottage library! :)

*Click on the off buttom next to Fullscreen in the bottom, left corner to increase the size of the Flipgrid.  You can hit the Escape key to return to the library page.
*Click on my picture to hear the question.
*Click on the small picture of the kids under my picture to take you to their video responses.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

We "MOOSETACHE" You to Read This Book!

Second grade had fun today with a book called Moosetache written by Margie Palatini and illustrated by Henry Cole.  I'm not sure if they had more fun giggling at the moose in the book or giggling at themselves as they tried on the moose antlers and their own custom "moosetaches".  Take a look at our fabulous portraits, and if you haven't already read it, we "moosetache" you to please read this book!

Monday, April 4, 2016


Pre-K is very excited to be studying pirates this week.  During library time, students will discuss pirates, pirate clothing, maps, and treasure.  They will hear a story called The Lost Treasure of Skull Island by Martin Taylor.  Ms. Melanie and Miss Noel's class had a great time guessing what would be popping up out of the book as we read today.  They got to see pop-ups like snakes, sharks, monkeys, and even a skeleton pirate who was guarding the gold treasure!  After hearing the story, the kids enjoyed reading the library books that they checked out while sitting in the library lounge.