Monday, December 21, 2015


Welcome to the 
Longfellow Library MakerSpace!
 We have a variety of engaging tools for you to create amazing projects.

Would you like to be the latest
 and greatest inventor?
 Think inside the box.
Idea + Believe = Success!

Kid President // How to Be an Inventor
Click here to watch the video.

Click on the following links
 to learn more
 about our upcoming
 Longfellow library activities.

Watch this YouTube Video from
 Andrew Goodin
 at Grand Center Arts Academy
 in St. Louis, Missouri.

MakerSpace Centers

Check back to see 
more exciting innovations
 as our MakerSpace grows!

 If you have an idea you would like to share for a MakerSpace please contact 

We would love to know all about your creative passions and what you would like to try next!

100 Cup Challenge


If students leave school less curious than when they started, we have failed them. #InnovatorsMindset - George Couros

Do you Symbaloo?
Click here for more Symbaloo MakerSpace Resources.

(Thank you Shannon McClintock Miller!)

Friday, March 8, 2013


It’s that time of year again!  Third, fourth and fifth graders who have read at least 3 of the current year Maud Hart Lovelace books are eligible to vote for their favorite MHL book and attend the MHL bash!

Stop by the library and get your vote in before spring break.  We will announce the Longfellow MHL book awards when we get back from break.

The official Maud Hart Lovelace 2013 winners will be announced by the MYRA executive board on Maud Hart Lovelace’s birthday, April 25.

***Maud Hart Lovelace 2012-2013 Reading List ***

2012-2013 Nominees

Division I (grades 3-5)
11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass
Beef Princess of Practical County by Michelle Houts
Calvin Coconut, Trouble Magnet by Graham Salisbury
Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity (Brixton Brothers) by Mac Barnett
Diamond Willow by Helen Frost
Dog on His Own by Mary Jane Auch
Dying to Meet You (43 Old Cemetery Road) by Kate Klise
Extra Credit by Andrew Clements
Faith, Hope and Ivy June by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Piper Reed, Navy Brat by Kimberly Holt
Secret of Zoom by Lynne Jonell
Top of the Order (4 for 4) by John Coy

Thursday, February 7, 2013


Thank you to the generous parents who support our PTA!

We can't thank you enough for giving us the opportunity to bring such a wonderful children's author and illustrator to Longfellow Elementary.  This will be a memory that none of us will soon forget.  Nancy Carlson is so creative and wonderful to watch.  We now have many new aspiring authors and illustrators developing here at Longfellow.

Thanks to everyone who helped make this possible!

Saturday, February 2, 2013


Our visiting author this year is Nancy Carlson! We are soooo excited to host her at our school this year!

She will be visiting us on Wednesday, February 6th. She will meet with students all day in the Media Center.

Nancy will autograph books between presentations.  Have your students put a post-it note with the name of the student on the book to bring to the presentation. Fourth and Fifth grade students please get your books to Nancy before lunch!

If you want to find out more information about Nancy Carlson, please visit her website and whimsical blog at

We will be reading her books and learning more about her as her visit draws closer!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012


At Longfellow Library we are excited to start creating podcast book reviews on our iPads!

Please answer the following questions and create your podcast recording during our computer lab time together in class.  We will be using our iPads to record our book review on the Voice Thread app. 

Don’t forget to add your book to the Rave Review shelf in the library when you return it!


Book title
Author’s name
Include awards won.
What type of book is it?  
Tell at least one interesting thing about the book.
Explain why YOU liked the book.
Write your first name and last initial.

Sentence Requirements
  • 2nd Grade (at least 5 sentences)
  • 3rd Grade (at least 10 sentences)
  • 4th grade & 5th Grade (about 200 words or 10 longer sentences)

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

  Welcome to the 

Longfellow Elementary Library!

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