This month in the Van Meter Elementary Library the second graders celebrated Ivy + Bean Day! Ivy + Bean are two wonderful characters in a series of books by Annie Barrows.
To make the celebration even more exciting we connected to Brook Forest Elementary Library in Oak Brook, Illinois. Mrs. Miller met their librarian, Mr. John Shue when they attended the School Library Journal Summit in Chicago at the end of October. They just knew that all of the students would have a GREAT time connecting and sharing their celebrations with one another.
During the celebration, we created Double Dare Cootie Catches, designed Ivy's bedroom just like we wanted, dressed Ivy + Bean in awesome clothes, and shared the seven books with one another. As a special surprise, Ivy + Bean even left us tiny cupcakes in the library for us to eat. Everyone had an awesome time and it was so much fun getting to know more about Brook Creek Elementary too!
You can find out more about Ivy + Bean on the Van Meter Elementary Library and Tech Voice Google site at littlevanmetervoice.comon the Second Grade page.
And don't forget to check out the library for all of the Ivy + Bean books!
Mom to three amazing kids. Eric's wife. Teacher Librarian. International Speaker, and Consultant. Author. Future Ready Libraries and Project Connect Spokesperson. Buncee's Teacher Librarian Advisor. Cantata Learning Library Advocate and Consultant. 2014 Library Journal Mover & Shaker. ISTE Make It Happen Recipient 2016.