Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Library Mouse

We've had a special visitor in our library and his name is Sam. He has had an effect on all the students in the school in some way or another. Sam is the Library Mouse, a character created by Daniel Kirk.
Last week, I read all the primary classes this book. In the story, Sam lives in a library and comes out at night to read and read and read. One night, he decides it's time to write his own book so he writes a little book and leaves it on a shelf in the library. The book, and two more, are found by children in the library and shown to the librarian. She posts a note to Sam that they all want to meet this author! He is very shy but comes up with a clever way of helping students see themselves as authors.

After reading the story, imagine the students' surprise when they went off to select books to take home and they found several little books by Sam! It was a thrill a minute in the library and students were searching high and low for more books and for the possible location of Sam's residence. So fun!

Having Sam visit our library was so much fun! Thanks to divisions 4, 5 and 1 for helping to make it happen ;)

We have a little authors' centre in the library now where students can "meet the author" just like in the book and there are blank books for them to write stories in.

~Ms Novakowski

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