What's Going On in the Library?

November 2017

Yeehaw! The Fall Book Fair is Galloping In!

Our fall book fair will run between Monday, Nov. 13 and Thursday, Nov. 16. Classrooms will visit the book fair during their scheduled library time, and families can shop together on Wednesday night from 6:00-7:30 p.m.


The flyer coming home includes just a sampling of the fair books, which can be purchased with cash, credit card, or a check made out to Oak Lawn School. You may send a note/wish list along with the money or email me at mmoore@cpsed.net if you have buying preferences for your student.


You may also preview/purchase more titles by visiting the online fair between Nov. 5 and Nov. 25.


Thanks to everyone who has already signed up to volunteer. If you have the time and a BCI check on file, I still need more help for several shifts.


Please feel free to email me at mmoore@cpsed.net with any questions. Thanks! – Meredith Moore, Library Teacher

Awesome Volunteers Help the Library Run

A shoutout to my 5th-grade student volunteers who help me out during the week. They do a ton of jobs, including:


  • checking books in and out
  • putting books away
  • creating signage
  • relabeling books
  • processing donations


And a special thank-you to my grownup volunteer Dina DePalo, who has tackled projects that I've been meaning to get to since last year. I appreciate it!

What We're Covering

I'm working on getting all of my lessons and resources online via the LibGuide platform. I also post photos of students and their work on our blog. Here's what we're currently learning about:


  • K - Responding to plots and characters
  • 1 - Fiction v. nonfiction
  • 2 - Sequels
  • 3 - Finding book titles in the catalog
  • 4 - Nonfiction categories
  • 5 - RICBA

Ms. Moore's Favorite Reads of the Month

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