Northern Hills Library News

Happenings from January 2018

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Keeping Warm!

Even though the weather outside was not the best, we kept warm inside with great books and fun activities. We read First Snow and did a cool science experiment and made it snow in the library. After reading I Want Snow the students got to be creative on the iPads and decorate their own snow globes using the Doodle Buddy app. They also were artists and made their own snowman cowboys after we read Snowballs. They used oil pastels to create a winter tree inspired by the book Owl Moon.

Mystery Skype

Mrs. Wherry's fourth grade class put their geography skills to the test when they did a Mystery Skype with another class in the United States. A Mystery Skype is when neither school knows anything about the location of the other school and has to ask yes and no questions to try to figure out where they are located. Both classes did a great job and ended up guessing correctly. The school we partnered up was from Wisconsin. It was such a fun learning experience!

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Fairy/Folk Tale Battle

The second graders are ready to battle! Their Fairy/Folk Tale Battle has been kicked off. We've been doing lessons on the elements of a fairy tale, folk tale and a fractured version of those. The students have 10 traditional fairy and folk tales in their battle. There are also five fractured fairy/folk tales on the list and they will be quizzed on those during the bonus rounds of the battle in early May.

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Winter Break Reading Challenge

We're proud of the students who turned in their completed Winter Reading Challenge forms! There were seventy-nine who met the challenge. Please don't forget about the Schlitterbahn and Six Flags reading challenge due towards the end of February. The Six Flags form is due no later than February 26 and the Schlitterbahn form is due no later than February 28.

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Spring Book Fair

It is almost time for the next Book Fair! It will be held February 12-16. The hours are 8:00-3:30 on Monday-Thursday. Friday we will close up at noon.

We can always use help at the Book Fair! See Mrs. Hinton if you are interested. All volunteers must have DPS clearance prior to volunteering. Volunteers do get a discount on their personal purchases.

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Library Information

  • 20 instructional days.
  • Total items checked out 2,388
  • 21 Overdrive Checkouts
  • 58 total classes taught. Classes focused on elements of fairy tales, folk tales, fiction and non-fiction.
  • 29 classes came in for check out only.
  • 192 walk-ins

Upcoming events-

Six Flags Reading Challenge, Schlitterbahn Reading Challenge, Book Fair, 2nd & 3rd grade research, 1st & 3rd grade Battle of the Books kickoff.

Don't forget about using Overdrive to check out ebooks!

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