K-8 Library News

We Have a Reading Heart


Monday, January 26 - Garfield a.m. and Lincoln 11:45-4:05
Tuesday, January 27 - CCCMS
Wednesday, January 28 - Garfield a.m. and Lincoln 11:45-4:05
Thursday, January 29 - CCCMS
Friday, January 30 - Lincoln

Book Suggestions Please

I have started going through reviews of books that I would like to order. I would like help from you as well. If you have read or have heard about books that you think would be great additions to our library, I would like to know. If you have a topic/concept that you would like to see in our library, I would like to know. You can send me an e-mail or stop by the library to give me your suggestions. Thank you so much for your help in making our library a great place for everyone.


This week we are going to read books and talk about Habit 6, Synergize. We will be reading The Scarlet Stockings Spy (3rd Grade), Double Trouble Groundhog Day (2nd Grade), Family Huddle (1st Grade), Always Listen to Your Mother (Kindergarten)

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On Friday we will see:
3rd Grade Mr. Bent and Mrs. Edwards - We will begin to learn how to give credit to our sources.

2nd Grade Mrs. Swihart and Mrs. Crimmins - We will continue to work on shelf order in the library.

1st Grade Mrs. Hays and Mrs. Carr - We will review how to select information from a nonfiction book and then they will work with a partner to try it themselves.

Kindergarten Miss Savage and Mrs. Richter - We will beginning our lessons on ABC order of the library.

Recommended Read:

Snowflakes Fall

by Patricia MacLachlan

Call number: E Mac

In Snowflakes Fall, Newbery Medalist Patricia MacLachlan and award-winning artist Steven Kellogg portray life’s natural cycle: its beauty, its joy, and its sorrow. Together, the words and pictures offer the promise of renewal that can be found in our lives—snowflakes fall, and return again as raindrops so that flowers can grow.

MacLachlan and Kellogg, who are longtime friends, were moved to collaborate on a message of hope for children and their families following the tragic events in Sandy Hook, Connecticut, on December 14, 2012. Kellogg lived in Sandy Hook for thirty-five years—he raised his family there and was an active member of the community. With Snowflakes Fall, they have created a truly inspiring picture book that is both a celebration of life and a tribute to the qualities that make each individual unique. (Summary from Amazon.com)


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We will see Mr. Brummet's and Mrs. Argo's/Mrs. McFall's classes on Monday. We will see Mrs. Catlin's and Mrs. Galindo's classes on Wednesday for library lessons. The 4th and 5th graders are working similar lessons. The 4th graders will create a hard copy presentation of their section of the library. They will be gathering information to teach to small groups. The 5th graders are working their presentations but they will be using Google Docs to create their presentation. Each member of the team will be responsible for teaching others about their section of the library.

Recommended reads:

The Lion Who Stole My Arm
by Nikola Davies
Call number: Fic Dav
Zoologist Nicola Davies presents an illustrated novel for young readers that proves you don’t need two arms to be strong. Pedru has always wanted to be a great hunter like his father, but after a lion takes his arm, he worries that he’ll always be the crippled boy instead. Pedru longs to kill the lion that mauled him and strengthens himself to be ready for the hunt. But when the opportunity arises, will Pedru have the strength to turn his back on revenge? Zoologist Nicola Davies perfectly merges a heart-pounding adventure with an important message about conservation, and Annabel Wright’s gorgeous black-and-white illustrations bring Pedru’s story to life. (Summary from Amazon.com)


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The library will be open everyday this week except for Friday afternoon.

We have scheduled class checkouts on Wednesday (Mrs. Yenni) and Friday (Mr. DeBauche). During 8th hour 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:

The Weight of Water

by Sarah Crossan

Call number: Fic Cros

Carrying just a suitcase and an old laundry bag filled with clothes, Kasienka and her mother are immigrating to England from Poland. Kasienka isn't the happiest girl in the world. At home, her mother is suffering from a broken heart as she searches for Kasienka's father. And at school, Kasienka is having trouble being the new girl and making friends. The only time she feels comforted is when she's swimming at the pool. But she can't quite shake the feeling that she's sinking. Until a new boy swims into her life, and she learns that there might be more than one way to stay afloat.

The Weight of Water is a coming-of-age story that deftly handles issues of immigration, alienation, and first love. Moving and poetically rendered, this novel-in-verse is the story of a young girl whose determination to find out who she is prevails. (Summary from Amazon.com)