K-8 Library News
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Tuesday, February 24 - CCCMS
Wednesday, February 25 - Garfield a.m. and Lincoln 11:45-4:05
Thursday, February 26 - CCCMS
Friday, February 27 - No School
A Quote from a Wonderful President
"My father and mother had the good sense not to try to get me to read anything I did not like." - Theodore Roosevelt
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There will not be Friday lessons this week due to P/T comp day. Have a great short week.
Mr. Wuffles! by David Wiesner
In a near wordless masterpiece that could only have been devised by David Wiesner, a cat named Mr. Wuffles doesn't care about toy mice or toy goldfish. He's much more interested in playing with a little spaceship full of actual aliens - but the ship wasn't designed for this kind of rough treatment. Between motion sickness and damaged equipment, the aliens are in deep trouble. When the space visitors dodge the cat and take shelter behind the radiator to repair the damage, they make a host of insect friends. The result? A humorous exploration of cooperation between aliens and insects, and of the universal nature of communication involving symbols, "cave" paintings, and gestures of friendship. (Amazon.com) (Creative Writing Lesson)
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. The 4th and 5th graders are working similar lessons. The 4th graders will be finishing their information gathering for their presentations and make final plans to determine what they will present to the small groups. The 5th graders will be finishing their Google Doc Presentations.
The Real Boy by Anne Ursu
On an island on the edge of an immense sea there is a city, a forest, and a boy named Oscar. Oscar is a shop boy for the most powerful magician in the village, and spends his days in a small room in the dark cellar of his master's shop grinding herbs and dreaming of the wizards who once lived on the island generations ago. Oscar's world is small, but he likes it that way. The real world is vast, strange, and unpredictable. And Oscar does not quite fit in it.
But now that world is changing. Children in the city are falling ill, and something sinister lurks in the forest. Oscar has long been content to stay in his small room in the cellar, comforted in the knowledge that the magic that flows from the forest will keep his island safe. Now, even magic may not be enough to save it. (Amazon.com)
The library will be open everyday this week except for Friday afternoon.
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.
Loud Awake and Lost by Adele Griffin
Ember was seriously injured in a car crash, but worse, she killed her passenger, a young man named Anthony. Along with brain trauma and back injuries, she has no memory of the six weeks prior to the accident. Eight months later, she returns from the rehab facility to her home in New York City. Friends and family are on eggshells, and Ember feels like she is in a slow-motion movie of her life starring someone else. Then she meets Kai, so free and different from her old friends, and he makes her want to wake up again. But what will she find when she does? Griffin’s writing is exquisite, teasing meaning and memory from her sentences. Even in the smallest moments, she captures the incredible stamina it takes to rebound from a devastating accident, while at the same time showing how the injured can spin a protective cocoon. Ember and all the characters—parents, pals, an old boyfriend—seem walk-through-the-door real. When the final twist arrives, readers may skip back through the pages to figure out why they didn’t see it coming, but it doesn’t negate the underpinnings of this emotional journey. (Booklist)