K-8 Library News
We Have a Reading Heart
Tuesday, October 21 - CCCMS
Wednesday, October 22 - Garfield a.m. and Lincoln 11:45-4:05
Thursday, October 23 - CCCMS
Friday, October 24 - Lincoln
There is a link on the Lincoln and Garfield Destiny homepage that will take you to the login page for Tumble Books. If you need the username and password please send me an e-mail and I will get that to you.
It's Up and Running
The Lincoln, Garfield, and CCCMS website is up and running. It is just in the beginning stages but you can use the search function for Destiny through this webpage. I hope to add additional information to the page but for now the basics are there. Stop by and check it out http://www.usd379.org/District/Department/121-K-8-Library-Media-Centers.
Checkout our Destiny home page.
On Friday we will see:
3rd Grade Mr. Bent and Mrs. Edwards - We will be reading The Village of Round and Square Houses by Ann Grifalconi. The big question: If all library books could be placed in just two types of houses, what would the two categories by? We will then look out our library town map and the call numbers.
2nd Grade Mrs. Swihart and Mrs. Crimmins - We will review the two sections of the library and what fiction and nonfiction mean. We will compare and contrast the features of fiction and nonfiction books. Together we will complete a Venn Diagram. If time allows the students will work in groups to compare and contrast two books and complete a Venn diagram of their own.
1st Grade Mrs. Hays and Mrs. Carr - We will read Froggy Goes to School and The Life Cycle of a Frog and introduce fiction and nonfiction vocabulary. We will work together to determine why the Froggy book is fiction and the life cycle book is nonfiction.
Kindergarten Mrs. Savage and Mrs. Richter - We are going to learn the parts of the book and we will be reading Dewey There's a Cat in the Library.
Locomotive by Brian Floca - The 2014 Caldacott Medal winner. Floca follows up the acclaimed Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 (2009) with this ebullient, breathtaking look at a family’s 1869 journey from Omaha to Sacramento via the newly completed Transcontinental Railroad. The unnamed family is a launching point for Floca’s irrepressible exploration into, well, everything about early rail travel, from crew responsibilities and machinery specifics to the sensory thrills of a bridge rumbling beneath and the wind blasting into your face. The substantial text is delivered in nonrhyming stanzas as enlightening as they are poetic: the “smoke and cinders, / ash and sweat” of the coal engine and the Great Plains stretching out “empty as an ocean.” Blasting through these artful compositions are the bellows of the conductor (“FULL STEAM AHEAD”) and the scream of the train whistle, so loud that it bleeds off the page: “WHOOOOOOO!” Font styles swap restlessly to best embody each noise (see the blunt, bold “SPIT” versus the ornate, ballooning “HUFF HUFF HUFF”). Just as heart pounding are Floca’s bold, detailed watercolors, which swap massive close-ups of barreling locomotives with sweeping bird’s-eye views that show how even these metal giants were dwarfed by nature. It’s impossible to turn a page without learning something, but it’s these multiple wow moments that will knock readers from their chairs. Fantastic opening and closing notes make this the book for young train enthusiasts. Review from Booklist.
We will see Mr. Brummet and Mrs. McFall/Mrs. Argo on Monday and Mrs. Catlin and Mrs. Galindo on Wednesday for library lessons.
We will be finishing our library scavenger hunt this week. Once the students are finished they will return to their tables and teach each person at their table about the different sections of the library they discovered during their hunt.
Basketball Belles: How Two Teams and One Scrappy Player Put Women's Hoops on the Map by Sue Macy - This dynamic picture book about the birth of women's basketball will keep young readers riveted. Raised on a cattle ranch, Agnes Morley was sent to Stanford University to learn to be a lady. Yet in no time she exchanged her breeches and spurs for bloomers and a basketball; and in April 1896 she made history. In a heart--pounding game against the University of California at Berkeley, Agnes led her team to victory in the first-ever intercollegiate women s basketball game, earning national attention and putting women s basketball on the map. Amazon
The library will be open everyday this week except for Friday afternoon.
This week the library is availalbe. We have scheduled class checkouts on Wednesday (Mrs. Yenni) and Friday (Mr. DeBauche). During 8th hours 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.
The Skull in the Rock: How a Scientist, a Boy, and Google Earth Opened a New Window on Human Origins by Marc Aronson -
In August 2008, in an area near Johannesburg, South Africa, called the Cradle of Humankind, nine-year-old Matthew Berger summoned his father, paleoanthropologist Lee Berger, with the words Dad, I’ve found a fossil. Thus begins the fascinating tale of the discovery of a nearly complete skeleton of an entirely new species of early man. Aronson narrates the story of the gregarious Indiana Jones–like Berger, who grew up in rural Georgia with a penchant for exploring nature and went on to build a career around that passion. Part inspirational biography and part evolutionary science primer, this is written as if the participants are on an exciting treasure hunt, with the acknowledgment that the story continues to evolve and all findings should be shared. Aronson is a master at making almost any topic interesting, understandable, and entertaining, and here he tackles one with intrinsic mass appeal. The vividly designed and wonderfully photographed book includes helpful back matter featuring a unique model of human evolution and a well-organized combined glossary and index. Review from Booklist.