Wanamaker Library Newsletter
It's Book Fair Time!
The theme this year is "Elephants, Tigers, and Books, OH MY!" Students will preview the fair during library classes and create their wish lists. If you're looking for a valentine treat for your students or maybe a new book for them to read on their days off for P-T conferences, please come and check out the fair!
Shopping online is also an option for families through Friday, Feb. 21. It is a new online shopping experience this year. Families now have access to the Scholastic Store where thousands of best-selling books, collections, new releases, educational toys, games and more can be purchased. All online orders will be shipped to your home!
Another new option this year is the availability of a student eWallet. It's a digital payment option for students and a way for parents to go cash-free!
The proceeds from the fair are used to buy books and other supplies for our library. We are excited to see you during book fair week!
Click below to view the book fair hours, sign up to volunteer, learn about the eWallet option, download the book fair app, or to shop online.
Beginning Researchers Study Jungle Animals
They did a great job! Stop by and check out their work while you're in the building for P-T conferences, and you might learn something new about these fascinating animals!
Media Literacy and the Super Bowl
We talked about WHY advertisers are willing to spend approximately 6 million dollars to purchase and produce a 60 second spot during the Super Bowl, and the factors they consider when creating their commercials.
Students determined what techniques advertisers use to persuade their audience---emotional appeal, humor, pets or cute animals, jingles, slogans, and the use of celebrities or high profile events. We watched several past Super Bowl commercials to see those techniques in action.
Students are bombarded daily with advertising, and it's important for them to be able to scrutinize what they are seeing. Hopefully, when they see commercials or other forms of media advertising in the future, these 6th graders will know to be discerning about what they see and hear.
Brighten a Child's Valentine's Day!
People have the option of sending a holiday card or a general card. Hospitalized kids welcome positive sentiments anytime of year! During our days off from school for P-T conferences, drag out the crayons, markers, and ribbon, and help your kiddos brighten another child's day!
Click on the following link for more details and guidelines for creating cards.
Bucks 4 Books Campaign
The classroom donating the most money will be treated to a free lunch, and the classroom with the highest total in each grade level will earn an extra recess. This campaign is a fun way to help teach the youngest students their money concepts, and it also provides our students with a chance to help other libraries in need.
The proceeds from this fundraiser are donated to the American Library Association to help rebuild libraries around the world that have been affected by natural disasters. A few years ago Wanamaker Elementary was featured in an American Library Association online article and recognized for their contribution to the Haiti Relief Fund. Other monies from the Bucks 4 Books fundraiser are donated to local literacy efforts and also to our own library.
Feb. 7 & 13--Student Council meetings at 8:00 a.m. in the library.
Feb. 11--Mrs. Reinert attends Dyslexia Information Night at the District Office
Feb. 13--Set up for Book Fair
Feb. 14-20--Scholastic Book Fair
Feb. 19-20--Parent Teacher Conferences
Feb. 21--No School
Feb. 28--Battle of the Books meetings during 4th, 5th, and 6th grade lunch hours.
Feb. 17-Mar. 5--Bucks 4 Books Campaign sponsored by Student Council