Lucy's Library Blast

April 11, 2016

April is National Poetry Month

Bookshelf by Robert William Service

I like to think that when I fall,
A rain-drop in Death’s shoreless sea,
This shelf of books along the wall,
Beside my bed, will mourn for me

The Awesome Readers Who Have Earned a No SSA Band Are:

Kori Turney

Farrah Northern

Bailey Beller

Sahara Cartwright

Henry Stephenson


Please let them know I have their bands.

Reading pays off:

So excited that the Planetarium has come to WEMP

The Vanderbilt Planetarium is coming to West End for the 5th graders on Monday, the 11th. This FREE out-of-this-world experience is being held in the old gym. If you are interested in hosting this kind of event for your grade, the contact info is: Grundstrom, Erika erika.grundstrom@Vanderbilt.Edu or https://my.vanderbilt.edu/planetarium/

Or let me know and I will be happy to make the arrangements for you. This is age appropriate for all grades. Topics that can be addressed in the planetarium include (click on the links for pictures of some of what the students would see in the dome):

  • constellations
  • star colors and other properties
  • the mythology behind constellations (Greek, African, and Native American) -> this is a great way to incorporate cross-disciplinary studies!
  • star chart/wheel usage
  • the meaning of time periods (days, years)
  • planetary positions
  • the Sun-Earth-Moon system (in a crude sense as we cannot show eclipses nor successive phases – but we can help in understanding positioning)
  • size and scale of the Solar System and the Galaxy
  • coordinate systems (i.e. Right Ascension and Declination) and precession
  • light pollution
  • astrology (why it came to be and what we think of it now) and the ecliptic

LL School Delivery:

The LAST DAY we will deliver materials to schools is Friday, April 29. We will continue to accept returns through the end of the school year, but want to make sure all items are due before everyone is gone for the summer.

Please remind students who order from Limitless Libraries to check in the library to see if their items have arrived.

Students who can have their Nashville Public Library fines COMPLETELY WAIVED by filling out a simple form that I have in the library. Homeroom teachers, PLEASE encourage your students to do this.

190147078 $72.72 BABCOCK, OLEN TEMPLE GRADE 5 BLAKE

190154334 $26.59 HARRIS, OLIVIA RAE GRADE 5 BLAKE

190138984 $32.23 BUIE, AVERIE JADE GRADE 5 COOK

190149681 $63.13 JOHNSON, ALEXANDRIA TROI GRADE 5 DEGUIRA

190144068 $70.75 PAGE, XEIVIAN ALEXANDRETTA GRADE 6 WEHRLI

190036911 $28.00 RANDOLPH, CALEB SEAN GRADE 6 SLOMKA

190103488 $69.94 BUTTREY, SYDNEE LEIGH GRADE 7 ADKINS

190048537 $43.41 DOOLEY, MONET' AMANI GRADE 7 ADKINS

190000834 $21.00 BRADDY, BRIANNA DACHELL GRADE 7 BOHLE

190166086 $36.07 THOMPSON, KEYONTI MICHELLE GRADE 7 BOHLE

190035163 $34.00 WATERS, ETHAN DESEAN GRADE 7 BOHLE

190176849 $64.82 FRENCH, TYNIESHIA GRADE 7 NETTLES

190025315 $37.70 GAMBILL, JULIA BELL GRADE 7 PETRELLI

190024618 $60.24 RAY, DETAVION MONTRELL GRADE 8 OLSON

190002581 $144.36 ARNOLD, CHANDLER RYAN GRADE 8 SEAMON

190113130 $29.67 FOUSE, KAHYA RENEE GRADE 8 SEAMON

190116832 $104.09 BURROWS, KAMRYN M. GRADE 8 WOODARD

190113579 $80.17 BURROWS, KYNDALL J. GRADE 8 WOODARD

190078061 $45.00 RUCKER, ALEXIS DESHEY GRADE 8 WOODARD

Congratulations to the following homerooms for having the most reading log entries:

Mr. Jackson and Ms. Wehrli.

They will be enjoying a pizza party today!