Mt. Lion News
Below you will find pictures of the most-checked out book in September, as well as top patrons (that's the name of a person who visits the library). It's very important to read every day. If you are listed as a top patron below, stop by the library for a reward!
1. Ayala, Isabella Dalilah, 30
2. Gil, Alyssa Nazani, 29
3. Diaz Garcia, Amairany Betsabe, 23
4. Garcia, Adriana, 22
5. Valencia, Jayleen Lissette, 22
6. Amaya, Nathan Josue, 21
7. Lopez-Felix, Mayleen Dayana, 21
8. Mata, Delilah, 21
9. Naze, Annabelle Lourdes, 20
10. Esparza, Emily, 19
11. Ford, Azuriah Bobbye,18
Diary of a Wimpy Kid- The Meltdown- top book in September 2021
2021-2022 READING CHALLENGE
LIBRARY LINKS FOR ELECTRONIC BOOKS
Hispanic Heritage Month
FIRE DRILL #2
Mrs. Dandrea Safford
Mrs. Safford says her latest discovery is yellow watermelon. She says, "I came across this fruit while shopping at Trader Joes. I learned it was first grown in Africa 5,000 years ago and it's the original watermelon. It has just the right amount of sweetness that satisfies my "sweet tooth" in a healthy way." Sounds delicious!
Regarding her favorite superheroes, she calls them "super she-roes" and her favorites are Storm and Xena the Warrior Princess. Great choices! When asked about her favorite movies, she responded with some classics from the 80s: Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink, and Purple Rain.
Many people don't know this yet but Mrs. Safford is actually a published author. She has published two children's books and is currently working on a third book. Her first two books will soon be available in our school library so students will soon be able to check those out themselves. Mrs. Safford is a book lover just like us. As for books written by other people, she loves Pete the Cat books, and Sulwe by Lupita Nyong'o, the Eerie Elementary book series by Jack Chabert, and House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros, which is also one of Mrs. Guzman's favorite books, too!
And before she became a Morris Mountain Lion, her mascots were Cougar(elementary), Seahawk(middle school, Cougar & Viking (high school), and a Don, Matador, Eagle, Titan, and Triton at various Colleges. Mrs. Safford loves school, and if you have any questions about going to college or any of the following schools, you can ask her since she went there: University of San Francisco(USF), CalState, Northridge(CSUN), CalState, LA(CSULA), CalState, Fullerton(CSUF), and UC San Diego(UCSD). At college her favorite classes included: Inclusive Education, Psychology of the Brain and Behavior, Instructional Web Design for Elementary Education, and Culture of Literacy.
Her academic advice to students is this: "The hardest step to taking on a challenge is the first step, so remember, don't be afraid to take the first step towards your victory."
Thank you for the good advice and for participating in our interview, and welcome to Morris!
September Students of the Month
BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION UPDATE
"Be Glad Your Nose Is on Your Face" by Jack Prelutsky.
Be glad your nose is on your face,
not pasted on some other place,
for if it were where it is not,
you might dislike your nose a lot.
Imagine if your precious nose
were sandwiched in between your toes,
that clearly would not be a treat,
for you'd be forced to smell your feet.
Your nose would be a source of dread
were it attached atop your head,
it soon would drive you to despair,
forever tickled by your hair.
Within your ear, your nose would be
an absolute catastrophe,
for when you were obliged to sneeze,
your brain would rattle from the breeze.
Your nose, instead, through thick and thin,
remains between your eyes and chin,
not pasted on some other place--
be glad your nose is on your face!
Red Ribbon Week Spirit Week: October 25-29
Monday: "My Future is too bright for drugs" (Wear a college shirt)
Tuesday: "Giving drugs the boot!" (Western Day)
Wednesday: "I think in pink" (Wear pink)
Thursday: "Drugs can't find me" (Wear camouflage gear)
Friday: "Look at me! My favorite book character" (Wear a costume from a book and find the matching book.)