K-8 Library News

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Monday, April 13 - Garfield a.m. and Lincoln 11:45-4:05
Tuesday, April 14 - CCCMS
Wednesday, April 15 - Garfield a.m. and Lincoln 11:45-4:05
Thursday, April 16 - CCCMS
Friday, April 17 - Lincoln (1:00 p.m. dismissal)

Garfield March Madness Book Battle

Check out our book battle at Garfield. We are in the final round and it will be up to the winning book to determine which students will win. http://www.usd379.org/District/Department/121-K-8-Library-Media-Centers/3181-Untitled.html

CCCMS March Madness Book Battle

We are in our final round of the 2015 March Madness. Check out our website to see how things have played out http://www.usd379.org/District/Department/121-K-8-Library-Media-Centers/3182-CCCMS-2015-March-Madness-Book-Battle.html.


This week we will be reading Queen of the Falls during 3rd grade story time. We will be reading Westlandia during 2nd grade story time. We will be reading Skippy Jon Jones Cirque de Ole during 1st grade story time. We will be reading Beware of the Bears during kindergarten story time.

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On Friday we will see:

3rd Grade Bent and Edwards we will be starting our library scavenger hunt in the Dewey Decimal section.

2nd Grade Swihart and Crimmins we will be working on plagiarism and citing sources.

We will not see 1st grade and kindergarten due to 1:00 p.m. dismissal.

Recommended Read:
Malcolm at Midnight by W.H. Beck
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When Malcolm the rat arrives as the pet at McKenna School, he revels in the attention. He also meets the Midnight Academy, a secret society of classroom pets that keeps the nutters (kids) safe. There’s just one problem: Rats have a terrible reputation! So when the Academy’s iguana leader is kidnapped, Malcolm must prove his innocence—and show that even rats can be good guys. Illustrated by Brian Lies of Bats at the Beach, this engaging middle grade novel will have readers rooting for Malcolm as they try to solve the mystery alongside him. (Amazon.com)


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We will see Mr. Brummet's and Mrs. Argo's/Mrs. McFall's classes on Monday. We will see Mrs. Catlin's and Mrs. Galindo's classes on Wednesday for library lessons. Mr. Brummet's class will be finishing their Dewey Decimal presentations. Mrs. Catlin's class will be working on research in the library. 5th grade we will be working on finding a book they would recommend to the third graders who will be fourth graders next year. They will be writing and filming a book talk in the near future.

Recommended Read:
How to Catch a Bogle by Catherine Jinks
Birdie McAdam, a ten-year-old orphan, is tougher than she looks. She's proud of her job as apprentice to Alfred the Bogler, a man who catches monsters for a living. Birdie lures the bogles out of their lairs with her sweet songs, and Alfred kills them before they kill her. On the mean streets of Victorian England, hunting bogles is actually less dangerous work than mudlarking for scraps along the vile river Thames (see glossary!). Or so it seems—until the orphans of London start to disappear . . . (Amazon.com)


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We have a sub that will be filling in when I am not in the library. I will be in the library on Tuesday and Thursday.

We have scheduled class checkouts on Wednesday (Mrs. Yenni) and Friday (Mr. DeBauche). During 8th hour on the following days, Monday (Mrs. Blake), Tuesday (Mrs. Weller), Wednesday (Mrs. Yenni), and Thursday (Mr. Rickley) the 6th grade language arts classes will be in the library for checkout.

Recommended Read:
Counting by 7's by Holly Sloan

Willow Chance is a twelve-year-old genius, obsessed with nature and diagnosing medical conditions, who finds it comforting to count by 7s. It has never been easy for her to connect with anyone other than her adoptive parents, but that hasn't kept her from leading a quietly happy life . . . until now.

Suddenly Willow's world is tragically changed when her parents both die in a car crash, leaving her alone in a baffling world. The triumph of this book is that it is not a tragedy. This extraordinarily odd, but extraordinarily endearing, girl manages to push through her grief. Her journey to find a fascinatingly diverse and fully believable surrogate family is a joy and a revelation to read. (Amazon.com)