December 2013

Central Middle School Library

Animoto Academy Awards for Book Trailers by 6th Graders

In December, Mrs. Brown taught the 6th grade students in Mrs. Larson-Walgren's, Mrs. Fick's, Mrs. Sturm's, and Mrs. Calderon's Literacy classes how to use Animoto.com to create book trailers. It is fun, easy, and free. There are some great book trailers but who will win the awards? Stay tuned. Winners will be announced next time!

Thank You!

December's book fair was a great success. Thank you to all the parents and students who made purchases. Your support allowed us to get our books for the book battle. Book battle kick off is happening in January.


December Library Stats

Number of books circulated - 1,484
Number of classes in the library for circulation - 69
Number of classes in the library for instruction - 69
Number of walk in students (not homeroom) - 291
Number of walk in students in homeroom - 226


Book Club Meetings

Book clubs met in December to talk about a variety of books. 7th grade clubs read Steal Away to Freedom, a historical fiction book, by Jennifer Armstrong or A Doll in the Garden, a ghost story, by Mary Downing Hahn. 6th graders read Tangerine, a realistic mystery-sports story, by Bloor or Dark Life, and undersea sci-fi thriller by Kat Falls. 8th graders tried Fever 1793, a historical fiction book, by Laurie Halse Anderson. Meetings will reconvene in January and new books will be selected.

Book clubs also practiced our act for the talent show which was unfortunately rescheduled due to inclement weather. Keep your eye out for us on stage singing "You Should Be Reading," a parody of a song by the Bee Gees that was used at the end of Despicable Me.