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The Mrs. Turcotte Read Aloud Challenge

Betsy Turcotte

Betsy Turcotte

Mallett School’s amazing and wonderful librarian, Betsy Turcotte, is retiring at the end of this school year. To celebrate her work in the school system, the community has been invited to help create a small book for Betsy. Each page will be made up of a four line stanza submitted by contestants here. Children from Mallet School will illustrate each page after the winning stanzas are selected.

Just provide your entries below. Each week the book will grow by a page, and we'll post the ongoing book each week. Have fun!

Mallett School library has
Such a wonderful feel
Mrs. Turcotte knows how to make
A place with appeal!

She greets with a smile,
She always has time.
When we ask for a book,
She comes up with nine!

We head down the hallway racing to find
What new worlds might be waiting
What new friends we might meet
When our class had gathered at Mrs. Turcotte's feet

She always greets us with a big smile
and with a book in her hand
We get transported into a magical land
all because Mrs. Turcotte is so grand.

We read some good books
With the nicest librarian
Then we pick out the best books
We leave her library with the most excited looks!

So today we were squirming with excitement
for the new book this week.
I spotted the cover and
was tempted to just take a peek.

Billy was poking Sally with his shoe
Brianna was giggling with Mary Lou
Tom fiddling with the zipper on his sweat shirt
But when Mrs. Turcotte opened the book in her hand

We were suddenly aware that
Mrs. Turcotte was not the one perched in her chair.
In her place, a bookworm, looking quite stern:
"You'll need to read up if you want her return!"

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3 Responses »

  1. There will not be another as special as she,
    Mrs. Turcotte's dedication has inspired many,
    Who will be her "permanent substitute" you ask?
    THAT search will be a tough, tough task.

  2. There's no one quite like her
    She's special, she's fun!
    And she's always been here to assist everyone.

  3. The Mallett Poetry Picnic was fun!
    The work that went into it, must have been a ton!
    Mrs. Turcotte leaving us just won't be fun.

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