Friday, April 6, 2018

March Madness Tournament of Books Finals!!

I hope you have been enjoying your Spring Break! I hope you have done a lot of reading too!  I wanted to announce our books entering the Finals in our March Madness Tournament of Books!

The Winners Are:

Kindergarten-3rd Grade Bracket:

"The Wolf, The Duck, and The Mouse"
"Read the Book Lemmings!"

4th Grade-6th Grade Bracket:

"Fuzzy Mud"

Voting in the final round will take place this coming week in the library! I can't wait to see who wins!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

OverDrive is Here!!

I am so excited to add OverDrive to our school library! I think you will will find it is a great extension to our Forbes library.  Here are the instructions to use OverDrive.  
If you are using a computer or laptop: 
click on this link to head to the Alpine School District library.  
Choose Forbes Elementary from the drop down list
Login using your Skyward Student ID number and your last name.

If you are using a mobile devise (iPad, tablet, smart phone, etc.):
Download the OverDrive app from your app store (it's free)
Search for Alpine School District
Choose Forbes Elementary from the drop down list
Login using your Skyward Student ID number and your last name.

If you guys have any problems or questions, please come talk to me and I will help you.  I want you guys to have fun reading and listening to books, so try it out! 

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

American Fork City Library

Have you ever been HERE before?? Do you know about the fun programs that the American Fork Library offers.  Now is a great time to check out their website and sign up for a fun FREE activity.  I am going to add a link to our blog so that you can easily access their website to see what is happening each month.  Here are some of the fun things they are doing:

It is National Take Your Child to the Library day on Saturday, February 3rd.  Sign up for some fun while you are there!
HERE  is a link to the American Fork City Library.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Happy New Year!

I miss you all! I hope you are having an amazing break and doing lots of fun and exciting things! I can't wait to get back to school and tell you about the books I have read over the break.  I just finished "Refugee" and it was so intense and so good.  I'll add it to our book talks.  If you are reading this and have memorized your student ID number, come recite it to me and I will give you a treat.  I hope you guys have been reading fun books and I hope you have a fun New Years holiday! Here's to 2018 and lots and lots of new books to read!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Name Our Library Elf!

Do you want to help name our library ELF?! All you have to do is read a book! Come in to the library, write down the book you read on the colored paper of the name you choose & we will see which name is the winner after this week!
Will it be....

Read...Read...Read... and you can choose!!

Monday, November 27, 2017

Accidental Inventions

This week in library we are reading this fabulous book called "The Marvelous Thing that Came from a Spring" by Gilbert Ford.  You can find this book in our library in the non-fiction section (920). This book is about the accidental invention of the Slinky.  I loved playing with a slinky when I was younger.  I even love it now!  I guess I never really grew up! Haha!  I think you will love the book.  It also makes me think about what other things were invented by accident.  You can click here and read about other accidental inventions.  I learned something new and I hope you will too!  This could be another fun idea for the research challenge...just an idea!

Monday, November 13, 2017

Thanksgiving...Parade Style

This is a little hint of what we will be reading this week in library.  It is Thanksgiving time and what says Thanksgiving Day more than the tradition of the Macy's Day Parade.  We will be learning some fun behind the scenes details of how this parade came about and who invented these amazing balloons.  I hope this coming Thanksgiving morning you will watch a little of the parade so you can see these huge balloons in action.  The book we will be reading is called "Balloons Over Broadway".  It has been in our library for a long time.  I think it is a hidden gem that needs to be recognized.  This will be an exciting week in the Forbes Library!