News From the Thompson Media Center

Autumn 2018


During the past few months, Thompson students and faculty borrowed 1,725 print books and 164 eBooks from our school library. The media center also borrowed numerous books for classrooms from the Middletown Township Public Library.

This spring, Thompson will again participate in March Book Madness - a fun way to challenge yourself to read great books! Here are the books for this year:

Percy Jackson: Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan - 2015 Champion
Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper - 2016 Champion
A Night Divided by Jennifer Nielsen - 2017 Champion
Restart by Gordon Korman - 2018 Champion
Cardboard Kingdom by Chad Sell
Dactyl Hill Squad by Daniel José Older
First Rule of Punk by Celia Pérez
Front Desk by Kelly Yang
Great Greene Heist by Varian Johnson
Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson
Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai
The Best Man by Richard Peck
The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora by Pablo Cartaya
The Gauntlet by Karuna Riazi
The Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste
The Red Pencil by Andrea Davis Pinkney


Thompson students may use our makerspace each day before school or during lunch. So far this year students have completed ...

  • Lego free build
  • Bookmark creations
  • Seasonal crafts
  • Makey Makey kits
  • Keva Plank design challenges
  • StickTogether Artwork

Evaluating Websites

Which of these websites would be good for research? Several sixth-grade study skills classes completed a lesson on the key components for finding a reliable website for research!

Famous Explorer Facts, Worksheets & Historical Information For Kids

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