JISD Library Services Newsletter

May 2020 - Quarantine Edition

May is Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

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Celebrating at Wortham Oaks Elementary

Celebrating Asian-Pacific American Heritage Through Literature and Art!
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Origami and Picture Book Fun!

Our JISD students learned the art of Origami while making connections with fiction and non-fiction books! After listening to a read-aloud of the story, Not Norman! written by Kelly Bennett, the students created origami goldfish using procedural text from the book, Origami for Children by Mari and Roshin Ono. The students had a swimmingly good time with their goldfish!
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It's a Plane! It's a B52! It's a Cockroach?!

The students traveled to Hawai’i and listened as Mrs. Schweizerhof read the story, How the B52 Cockroach Learned How to Fly, written by Lisa Matsumoto. After enjoying the Pourquoi tale, the students made science connections as they reviewed the parts of an insect body while learning how to use pipe cleaners to create their cockroach models! The students had fun creating their crawling critters!
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Virtual Events @ Your JISD Libraries

KHMS Student Wins @ Virtual Book Festival!

7th grader, Warren, from Kitty Hawk Middle School attended the Y'All Stay Home Virtual Book Festival in April and won a book! He can't wait to read The Unstoppable Wasp by Sam Maggs. How exciting!!
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Students Share their reading @ KHMS

What have students been doing during this pandemic? Reading, of course!! Check out this Padlet to see a snapshot of what students have been reading.
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Principal Meets with BOB Group @ Paschall

Paschall principal, Ms. Davila, isn't going to let something like a quarantine or the school building being closed stop her from preparing her fifth-grade students for the upcoming Reimagined Battle of the Books competition. She is meeting with her team on Zoom to discuss the 15 titles! We appreciate her dedication and support of the program!

Look for the details of the Reimagined Battle in August. Keep reading y'all!

Activities by your JHS Librarians

Your Judson High School librarians are hard at work providing lots of enriching opportunities for all JISD students, families, and community members. We offer weekly yoga classes with Mrs. Boyd and several storytime and STEM-centered activities with Mrs. Ortiz. Additionally, Mrs. Ortiz is leading three different book clubs: an adult thriller book club, an adult literary fiction/memoir book club, and a middle-grade book club. Check out the information on the Judson HS Library Facebook page for a list of the upcoming titles for each of the book clubs. All of the middle-grade selections are available on the Sora app from your MyJISDPortal. Book Clubs will run throughout the entire summer.

Activity Guide Fun!