K-8 Library News

We Have a Reading Heart

Schedule

Monday, December 8 - CCCMS
Tuesday, December 9 - Garfield 8:00-11:30 and Lincoln 11:35-4:00
Wednesday, December 10 - CCCMS
Thursday, December 11 - Garfield 8:00-11:30 and Lincoln 11:35-4:00
Friday, December 12 - Lincoln (1:00 p.m. dismissal)

Website Updates

There have been a few updates to the usd379 website in regard to the library media center. If you click on the link from your buildings website to navigate to the "Library Media Center" you will be taken to the website for K-8 Libraries. On the left is a link for "USD 379 Online Catalog". If you click on the link it will take you to a Destiny district online catalog. Select your school and you will then be directed to the online catalog and you are ready to begin searching. http://www.usd379.org/District/Department/121-K-8-Library-Media-Centers

Technology

inklewriter
inklewriter is a free tool designed to allow anyone to write and publish interactive stories. It’s perfect for writers who want to try out interactivity, but also for teachers and students looking to mix computer skills and creative writing.
http://www.inklestudios.com/inklewriter/

Lincoln

Lincoln Library On-line Catalog Link

Third grade will be reading Silver Packages, second grade will be reading The Night Before Christmas, first grade will be practicing for their program, and kindergarten will be reading Santa Duck.


On Friday, December 12 we will see:
3rd Grade - Fox/Burch - We will be working on comparing and contrasting a book to its equivalent in film.

2nd Grade - Larson/Mick - Polar Express

1st Grade - Lange/Brown - No Class 1:00 p.m. Dismissal

Kindergarten - Shannon/Thatcher - No Class 1:00 p.m. Dismissal

Recommended Reads:

Helen Keller : miracle child by Audrey Peck
Call Number: 92 Kel
Readers are introduced to the truly inspirational story of Helen Keller, who--though deaf and blind--learned to speak and write, and was the first deaf and blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree, overcoming seemingly insurmountable obstacles to make an astonishing impact on the world. (Summary from Amazon.com)

Garfield

Garfield Library On-line Catalog Link

This week we will see our Tuesday classes (Wuthrich/Williams and Edwards) and our Thursday classes (Pfizenmaier/Deines).

The 4th grade will be finishing the library survey. We will be working on our keyboarding skills and posture and we will be logging into our gmail accounts and taking the survey electronically.

The 5th grade will be working in small groups to gather information regarding their section of the library that they will be sharing with their classmates.

Recommended reads:

Crow Call by Lois Lowry
Two-time Newbery medalist Lois Lowry has crafted a beautiful picture book about the power of longing and the importance of reconnection between a girl and her father in post-WWII America.

This is the story of young Liz, her father, and their strained relationship. Dad has been away at WWII for longer than she can remember, and they begin their journey of reconnection through a hunting shirt, cherry pie, tender conversation, and the crow call. This allegorical story shows how, like the birds gathering above, the relationship between the girl and her father is graced with the chance to fly. (Summary from Amazon.com)

CCCMS

CCCMS Library On-line Catalog Link

Mr. DeBauche has reserved the library for Monday, December 8.

The library will not be open Tuesday.

During 8th hours on the following days, Monday (Mrs. Blake), Tuesday (Mrs. Weller), Wednesday, (Mrs. Yenni), and Thursday (Mr. Rickley) the 6th grade language arts classes will be in the library for checkout.

Recommended reads:

Sure Signs of Crazy by Karen Harrington -

Love can be a trouble word for some people. Crazy is also a trouble word.


I should know.


You've never met anyone exactly like twelve-year-old Sarah Nelson. While most of her friends obsess over Harry Potter, she spends her time writing letters to Atticus Finch. She collects trouble words in her diary. Her best friend is a plant. And she's never known her mother, who left when Sarah was two.


Since then, Sarah and her dad have moved from one small Texas town to another, and not one has felt like home.


Everything changes when Sarah launches an investigation into her family's Big Secret. She makes unexpected new friends and has her first real crush, and instead of a "typical boring Sarah Nelson summer," this one might just turn out to be extraordinary. (Summary from Amazon.com)