Can you play I Spy?   


Thanks to photographer Walter Wick and author Jean Marzollo for such a cool game to play. 

Go to this link for the picture and list of items to find.  I Spy....

Valley Cottage Staff Parade



VCE Parade video         

  Student Work Corner


Teddy and Sofia show off their eggs-cellent good eggs.  Aubrey show us it's  not a box, it's a house.  Sofia shows us Gerald and Piggie having a band.  Silas, Lucy and Jayda answer research questions through Google slides, Valentina shows us Huggie and Stick on an adventure and Lyla shows us her game to learn about the VCES library webpages.  

Want your work on the library web page?  Email me with something you are proud to show off from our lessons.  The more colorful, the better!

Help! I'm Bored!

  What can I  do? 

  • •Join the Google library classroom using code auqt33d.  Check it frequently for more activities.  This classroom is for all grades,  and will have some fun things to do this summer.
  • Complete the reading bingo card on the Library Classroom Activity page. 
  • Check out the Elementary Resources box on this web page for Brain Pop, World Book, Book Flix and more.  Email Mrs. Travers if you need user names and passwords. 
  • Go to an author or illustrator's  website and hear them read, create crafts and play games. There are some links on the Library Classroom Page.   Mo Willems, James Dean of Pete the Cat fame, Dan Gutman,author of My Weird School, Doreen Cronin, author of Click, Clack Moo and Dr. Seuss have wonderful interactive web sites. 
  • What a Character! Can you make a toilet paper roll book character?  Take a toilet paper roll and using paper, markers, crayons, gluestick, or whatever you have on have on hand to create a book character.  Send a picture to   Character pictures will be displayed on this website.  Be sure and include your name, grade, teacher and the name of your book character.  This challenge is for all grades!  
    Complete any of the reading challenges on this list, the webpage or the Google classroom pages.  You can bring to school when we get back or email me a picture.  
  • Write down how many books you think are in the Valley Cottage School Library.  Email Mrs. Travers with you answer.  (Hint: it is more than 1000 an less than 100,000!)
  • Go  to the ebook section on this web page and read an ebook.  Email Mrs. Travers if you need user names and passwords.
  • We all know the story of the big, bad wolf and those three little pigs!  Can you build a house the big, bad wolf won't blow down?  Use Legos, cardboard, Popsicle sticks--whatever you have at home for your house construction.  Send Mrs. Travers pictures of your home creations at  House pictures will be displayed on this web page.   Be sure and include your name, grade and teacher on your picture.  This reading challenge is for all grades.
  • Visit the public library sites on this web page. Many have things to do on and offline for kids.  Some are even having virtual storytimes.  Check with a parents on how to view.
  • Try Hoopla and Overdrive from the public library sites.  You can navigate to both Nyack and Valley Cottage libraries on the boxes below. All you need is your library card number and you can check out books, movies, and more online.