Library News

OMES Media Center News for September

I Promise by Lebron James

Students enjoyed this beautiful picture book and reflected on promises they can make at the beginning of the school year to help make this year the best year ever. A padlet was created and students uploaded either a promise list or their name using graffiti art. CLICK HERE to see the padlet. Ask your child to help you find their submission.

International Dot Day

We celebrated International Dot Day based on Peter H. Reynold's book The Dot. All students used iPads and the Quiver app to make the dot they designed and colored turn into augmented reality. This took place during the week of September 13th - 17th. The Choice Board pictured is found in your child's Canvas Media course. Check out the Tech Time section for many choice boards and links to other resources.

Sweet Land of Liberty

How did America become the land of the free?
In Sweet Land of Liberty, Ellis the Elephant sets off on a quest to find out.
Through an amazing afternoon at the library, Ellis travels through time and discovers the pivotal moments that have shaped our nation’s unique history, including:
  • the Pilgrims’ first Thanksgiving
  • the Boston Tea Party
  • George Washington crossing the Delaware
  • pioneers settling the great frontier
  • the first man on the moon
and many more of the astounding events and people whose dreams, courage, and hard work have made America great. Students in 2nd - 5th grade enjoyed this story during Celebrate Freedom week.

Froggy Goes to the Library

K and 1st grade students enjoyed this story about a favorite character Froggy and his visit to the library. K students were then able to check out books for the first time. First graders and Kindergarteners keep their books at school until after Winter break. Books must be returned to the library before new books are checked out.

This is Not That Kind of Book

This is a book that answers all the kids who have ever posed the question What kind of book is it?
This clever alphabet book... Wait, that's not right. This original fairy tale... Nope. Mystery? Joke book? Superhero story? Pirate adventure? This delightful mash-up features every kind of character found in the picture-book universe--all in one book. Just when the reader is convinced the story is going in one direction, it spins off in another.
Ever-changing illustrations keep pace with the rapid reversals, and the setting shifts with nearly every turn of the page. Truly inventive, here's a picture book that can be anything you want it to be!

After enjoying this story 3rd - 5th graders explored our Library Catalog through Follett on ClassLink and further into Destiny Discover. Using Destiny Discover allows students to see what book they have checked out from the library as well as adding book Favorites for future check out. Destiny Discover shows students what new books we have recently added to the library collection as well.

I Took My Frog to the Library

When Bridgett brings her pets to the library, the hyena laughs so loudly nobody can hear the story, the giraffe tries to read over everybody's shoulder, and the frog jumps onto the checkout desk, scaring the librarian. But it's the well-behaved elephant who causes the biggest problems of all! Full-color throughout.

Bridgett's pelican hides a dictionary in his pouch, so students asked "what is a dictionary?" I pulled out our copy of Websters' Third New International Dictionary Unabridged, which has a 1981 copyright date and is 2,662 pages long!

After enjoying this story 1st and 2nd graders created a page for a class book - including an animal they would like to bring to the library and what would happen then. K students colored a page with all the animals from the story.

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