Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Happy Summer!! Are You Reading?


Hey My Favorites! Look what just came out today! The Land of Stories 6! It's the last in the series.  If you haven't read a book this summer, start this series! It is awesome.  I read the first one a few weeks ago and really enjoyed it.  These books are so quick paced that if you struggle to get into a book, this could be a great choice for you.  Boys, if you are thinking this is a girly fairy tale book, you are wrong.  These books are full of adventure.  I miss all of you and am working hard on library things this summer thinking about all of you.  Keep Reading and I will see you in almost a month!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

The Land of Stories #6 is Coming Soon!!!







I just had to let you guys know that Chris Colfer has just announced that his 6th and FINAL book in The Land of Stories series will be released in TWO MONTHS!  The title is "Worlds Collide".  If you have been reading this series, this would be a great summer read.  If you have never picked up The Land of Stories books, you need to start reading them, you will be hooked!  Happy 
Reading!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

"CHEWS" to Read This Summer!!


This week in library we are learning about the invention of bubble gum and how bubble gum could get you in some trouble if you don't follow the rules!  Check out the book Pop! The Invention of Bubblegum by Meghan McCarthy and Trouble Gum by Matthew Cordell.  Here's a secret, we might be chewing gum in the library while we listen to the story.  Don't tell Miss Jones. :) 

Along with these great books, I want you to remember to read this summer.  I want you to CHEWS to read so that you don't lose any of your progress from the school year.  So, if you have some free time this summer, before you grab the TV remote or the XBox controller, CHEWS to read!! I promise, the more you read, the better you will get, and the more you will love reading.   

Here is a graphic about reading 20 minutes a day:

HAPPY READING!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

March Madness Continues!!



We are in our second week of our March Madness Tournament of Books!  Did you guess the right books in the Sweet 16?  We will continue with our Elite 8.  This week classes will switch sides so that you get to read or hear about as many books as possible.  If you are in 4th-6th grade, you can check the books out now and start enjoying them.  They are all amazing!  I hope you have fun playing our Forbes March Madness.  Who do you think will win it all and be our Book of the Year?

Friday, March 17, 2017

Do you want to make a cool movie or presentation?


March Madness has started this week in the library. To introduce the books to the upper grades, I used a presentation website called PowToon.  It was a lot of fun to prepare the video and I thought you guys might like to try it out if you have a presentation to do for school.  You do have to sign up for an account, but it is free.  Of course, you can upgrade your account for a cost, but quite honestly, I found everything I needed with the free version.  You can spend hours playing around with the fun backgrounds and pictures.  Check it out!


Thursday, March 2, 2017

And You Think it's Hard to Come to School!




Check out this video of children in China who live on a remote mountain top village.  Kids as young as 6 years old climb this ladder every day to go to school.  The ladder climb is a half a mile straight up.  It takes the students 90 minutes to get to school.  So, next time you don't want to climb out of bed to go to school, think of these dedicated kids in China.


http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/02/bamboo-ladder-replaced-steel-china-clifftop-village-sichuan/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Social&utm_content=link_fbp20170227news-chinasteps&utm_campaign=Content&sf59053399=1

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

STEAM in the Library



This week we have been reading the book Whopper Cake by Karma Wilson.  We talked about how we use chemistry every day when we make dinner, bake a treat, or even make mac & cheese!  If you didn't get a chance to hear Whopper Cake, you'll have to check it out of our library.  For those of you who would like to try a super fun "experiment" making INVISIBLE INK, check out this link!


Make sure you ask an adult before you start.  Have fun & remember, you use chemistry in so many things you do each day, so keep on the lookout!

P.S. If you make a Whopper Cake, make sure you share some with me! :)