Shelf Talk

The Lowdown from the Library

A spooky Hellooooo.......

October is well underway here at GFMS and nowhere is it more evident than the media center! Stop by and visit our collection of spooky stories. These are great for a quick class read or motivation for your reluctant readers!
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Want Brains?? Read a Book!

Remember this is YOUR media center....Let me help you foster a strong reading environment in your classroom! Here are a FEW examples of ways I can help you....

  • Set up a book tasting! Schedule your classes to come into the media center and sample a wide variety of titles and genres!
  • Students not AR testing?? I can pull a selection of high interest, short, non fiction books for you to use in your classroom for a few days!
  • Engrossed in a deep subject?? I can pull books on a specific topic to use in your room.
  • First chapter Fridays --- ( or any day for that matter)-- Give me fifteen minutes to read a compelling first chapter in your classroom!
  • Let me Read to your class!!! Please!!! - I love read alouds! I can read short fun books or a novel.
  • Breakouts! Goosechases! Flipgrids! Oh My! - Need help integrating engaging activities in your classroom?? Ms. Wilks and I will help.
  • Suggestions Welcome!! - If you have an idea and need help....call or come by!!

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#Gotta Million????

Our school has started out strong meeting AR goals!!! We need to keep pushing for those Million Word readers!! Be sure to congratulate our MillionAiRes when you see them in the hall!!


Olivia West

Iris Quinn

Emily Kooiker

Whitley Main

Karagen Bailey


We want to meet our schoolwide goal of 80% of our students meeting their point goal and 85% correct but we also want the most Million Word Readers in the county! We can do this. Remind your students that 1,000,000 words is the same no matter what your book level!!!

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Ultimate Xpedition: Quest for Cool Books

Join us November 4 - 8 for our cool -- actually COLD--- BOOK FAIR!!!! Students will have a variety of ways to earn HOUSE POINTS for participating at the book fair. Details to come!!


Some ways include purchasing items at the fair, creating book trailers and commercials for the fair, getting a parent or grandparent to volunteer and MUCH, MUCH More!!!


Meet our Fair Sales Goal and earn:


  • House SNOWBALL fight!
  • Teacher WhiteOUT (cover your favorite teacher or PRINCIPAL in whipped cream)!!!

Remember, the book fair is how we earn money for YOUR media center!! This is how we get the books YOU WANT!!!


***Can't make it to the fair? Shop Online! Online fair starts October 30 - November 12! Click the link below to shop now!!***

GFMS Bookfair

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Turn in your tomes to the tomb! Don't hang onto a book you've already finished. Someone is probably waiting on it!!