K-8 Library News

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Monday, January 19 - No School - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Tuesday, January 20 - Garfield 8:00-11:30 and Lincoln 11:35-4:00
Wednesday, January 21 - CCCMS
Thursday, January 22 - Garfield 8:00-11:30 and Lincoln 11:35-4:00
Friday, January 23 - Lincoln


Blogging? It's Elementary my Dear Watson

An interesting article from Education World regarding the use of blogging and logging in the elementary classroom, even in kindergarten classrooms. Follow this link and take a look http://www.educationworld.com/a_tech/tech/tech217.shtml


Lincoln Library On-line Catalog Link

Third grade Mrs. Burch and Mrs. Fox will finish January's Sparrow and we will read Martin's Big Words to Mr. Bent's class (We will not see Mrs. Edwards class on Monday). We will be reading Snowflake Bentley. In first grade we will be reading Who Says Women Can't Be Doctors? The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell. In Kindergarten we will be reading On a Beam of Light A Story of Albert Einstein.

On Friday, December 12 we will see:
3rd Grade - Fox/Burch - We will be speed booking. The students will need to bring the book they are currently reading or we can pull one from the shelves that is one of their favorites.

2nd Grade - Larson/Mick - We will be working on recognizing call numbers and how the library is organized.

1st Grade - Lange/Brown - We will enter into the world of research. We will begin by working together in a whole group to determine what is important information.

Kindergarten - Shannon/Thatcher - We will be working on our new library vocabulary "fiction" and "nonfiction" and we will work together in whole group and small groups to determine if books are fiction or nonfiction.

Recommended Reads:

Brave girl : Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909 by Michelle Markel
Call Number: 331.892 Mar

From acclaimed author Michelle Markel and Caldecott Honor artist Melissa Sweet comes this true story of Clara Lemlich, a young Ukrainian immigrant who led the largest strike of women workers in U.S. history. This picture book biography includes a bibliography and an author's note on the garment industry. It follows the plight of immigrants in America in the early 1900s, tackling topics like activism and the U.S. garment industry, with handstitching and fabric incorporated throughout the art.

When Clara arrived in America, she couldn't speak English. She didn't know that young women had to go to work, that they traded an education for long hours of labor, that she was expected to grow up fast.

But that didn't stop Clara. She went to night school, spent hours studying English, and helped support her family by sewing in a shirtwaist factory.

Clara never quit, and she never accepted that girls should be treated poorly and paid little. Fed up with the mistreatment of her fellow laborers, Clara led the largest walkout of women workers the country had seen.

From her short time in America, Clara learned that everyone deserved a fair chance. That you had to stand together and fight for what you wanted. And, most importantly, that you could do anything you put your mind to.

Supports the Common Core State Standards. (Amazon.com)


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 working together in like groups to gather additional information for their presentations about their nonfiction section of the library

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. The fifth grade will be creating presentations on Google Docs and will share that with their classmates.

Recommended reads:

I Have a Dream by by Martin Luther Jr King and Kadir Nelson
From Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s daughter, Dr. Bernice A. King: “My father’s dream continues to live on from generation to generation, and this beautiful and powerful illustrated edition of his world-changing "I Have a Dream" speech brings his inspiring message of freedom, equality, and peace to the youngest among us—those who will one day carry his dream forward for everyone.”

On August 28, 1963, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington, Martin Luther King gave one of the most powerful and memorable speeches in our nation's history. His words, paired with Caldecott Honor winner Kadir Nelson's magificent paintings, make for a picture book certain to be treasured by children and adults alike. The themes of equality and freedom for all are not only relevant today, 50 years later, but also provide young readers with an important introduction to our nation's past. (Summary from Amazon.com)


CCCMS Library On-line Catalog Link

The library will be closed on Tuesday (all day), Thursday (p.m. only), and Friday (p.m. only)

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:

Swagger by Carl Deuker -

Grade 7 Up
Jonas Dolan never thought he'd go to college-his parents can't afford it. But Coach thinks he has a real shot at a scholarship with a Division Two school. Sure enough, Monitor College wants his point guard skills if he can improve his academics. When his dad gets laid off, the family relocates to the Seattle area. Jonas keeps his basketball skills sharp through the summer, when he befriends Levi, and they are joined by 20-something Hartwell. As Jonas starts his senior year, it's evident that his new coach sees things differently from Coach Russell. Jonas is relegated to second string by Coach Knecht, who favors old-school basketball with no fancy handiwork. The guys are thrilled when Hartwell is hired on as the assistant coach, but even he cannot convince the elderly head coach to change his philosophy. Jonas sees his chances at a scholarship slipping away. When Knecht collapses at a game and Hartwell steps up to head the team, he allows them to play more assertively, leading to several victories. As Harding High's fortunes improve, Jonas notices that Levi is increasingly sullen and withdrawn. Eventually, Levi admits that Coach Hartwell has been sexually molesting him, but refuses to let Jonas tell anyone. Jonas confronts the assistant coach, but Hartwell threatens blackmail. Jonas must decide if he will protect himself and keep his scholarship secure, or protect potential victims. Deuker's ability to create fully realized characters who wrestle with moral dilemmas while incorporating plenty of game action raises his novel above typical sports fiction by several notches. This one will satisfy the author's longtime fans and win him many new ones.-Kim Dare, Fairfax County Public Schools, VAα(c) Copyright 2013. Library Journal. LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
(School Library Journal)