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Emma and the Blue Genie
11/10/2014 12:00:01 AM by: Kathie

Emma and the Blue Genie, a chapter book by Cornelia Funke is the book I read to my third grade group on Tuesday last week. All but two children gave it a five star rating. The two boys who gave it four stars prefer more realistic books. Emma and the Blue Genie is a fun make-believe story. After reading the first two chapters, I gave each child a small bottle and a piece of blue tissue paper. We drew our own blue genies, then put a drop of glue into the bottom of the bottles, gently pushed the genies in and sealed them. What fun to open the bottles and pull out the genies!

On Thursday I used blue genies again with my 2nd/3rd grade River Writers. After making our own genies, each child wrote about their genies. Some were “party genies,” one was a girl genie, but all were imaginative.
 

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The Library at Butler Corner is awesome. Please come and visit. There are so many beautiful books – children’s books, middle grade books, and adult books. We have a loft where you can curl up and read, and all the books are check-out-able if you have a membership to Butler Corner. Memberships are $20 per year for an individual, $30 a year for a family of 5, and $50 a year for the “birder’s special” for those who want to come early in the morning or late in the evening to walk the trails at the Nature Center.

The library is an “old fashioned” library with pockets inside the books where you sign the card to check it out. Most of the books are nature related, except for the children’s books where we have a large selection of not only nature books, but fairy tales, story books, poetry, fables, and books about other cultures.


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