Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009
Some of the wonderful things about being at LREI are the field trips! We do love our own library, but it is fun to get out into the city and make connections with other libraries, authors and programs that connect with our own. Recently the 3rd and 4th grades have been able to do just that on library field trips.
The 4th grade went up to the New York Public Library Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on 42nd Street. We first visited the new Children’s Room where the students explored the collection and were able to see first hand the original Winnie the Pooh toys that belonged to A.A. Milne’s son! They then got to hear a reading by author Jacqueline Kelly from her new book The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate. The students then asked Jacqueline questions about the writing process and about how she conducted research for the book.
The 3rd grade made their way up to the Children’s Museum of Manhattan for a look at the Gods, Myths and Mortals exhibit. There they got to solve an archeological mystery, and compete against gods and godesses in interactive exhibits designed to enhance their already formidable knowledge of Greek mythology!
Both the library and the Children’s Museum had LREI students excited and engaged. I can’t wait for the next library field trip!