Wanamaker Library Newsletter
Upcoming Author Visit
If you get a chance, please ask your student what they are most looking forward to about the visit or which of Heos's books is their favorite. It has been fun to hear their comments as we've read them in their library classes. Feel free to come and check out the students' artwork in the hallway and in the library--they've done a terrific job with it!
Preparing for the author visit
Kindergarten friends sport their mustaches after reading Mustache Baby in library class!
“How do you like my mustache?!”
Ms. Beck’s second graders color our handmade Welcome Banner for Mrs. Heos. Thanks to our fabulous art teacher, Mr. Weatherford, for designing the banner!
Thank you, Auburn Washburn Foundation!
Thank you to the Foundation for their generous contribution and for helping us to update our library resources!
Book club members display the check that will be used to purchase a couple of new books for our student-led book club.
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Mrs. Larson's class holds the check and represents all the WE students who will benefit from the Foundation grant.
Hmmm...which book to buy?
Taking our school community into consideration, Mrs. Reinert spends a lot of time reading book reviews published by different sources (journals and blogs), staying current with authors and their latest works, browsing other libraries and bookstores, and obtaining recommendations from our library patrons (faculty, students, and parents) to determine which resources would best fit our community. She tries hard to obtain relevant, age-appropriate materials for all patrons, regardless of their ideas, perspectives, values, and views. It is also important that our collection be as up-to-date as possible.
Sometimes resources are chosen because they supplement or enhance our students' curriculum. The faculty are encouraged to work with Mrs. Reinert to find those "just right" resources.
Student recommendations are also encouraged. There is a I Wish We Had This Book link on our library website that takes a patron to a Google Form to fill out book/author information. When the form is submitted, it is emailed to Mrs. Reinert, and she takes a look at it to see if it is something that would serve our school community well. She takes her role as collection developer seriously, and wants to make the best purchases possible for our library!
Potato Book Characters Take over the library!
Mr. Potato Head served as an awesome introduction for our Potato Book Character Decorating contest! He was designed and made by our talented library assistant, Mrs. Armstrong.
Mrs. Potato Head also got in on the action!
So many creative entries!
Kaylee took first place with her Mooseltoe entry.
Scarlett took second place with her character from A Bad Case of Stripes.
Aria shows off her sloth in the I Love You Just the Way You Are book. She took third place.
Student Council Corner
Student Council representatives kick the school year off with one of their first meetings.
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StuCo members worked hard to produce approximately 1,000 Boo Grams the week of Halloween. The proceeds from this fundraiser will be used for a holiday service project.
District Libraries Fundraiser: Spirit Sticks
Currently, every two years the district librarians host a district-wide author visit for all elementary schools in U.S.D. 437. The proceeds from this fundraiser will go towards future author visits.
Thank you in advance for your support of this fundraising project!
Nov. 8--Author Bridget Heos visits Wanamaker Elementary
Nov. 8, 15, 22--Student Council meeting in the library at 8:00 a.m.
Nov. 13--Lunch & Listen held in the library during Grades 3-6 lunch periods. Students are invited to eat lunch while listening to picture book read-alouds. It will be a fun way to celebrate National Picture Book month!
Nov. 19--Student-led Book Club Meeting (5th and 6th graders) in the library at 8:00 a.m. Please bring your book with you and wear your tee-shirt if you would like!
Nov. 20--Student Council members help with Thanksgiving lunch
Nov. 20--District Library Fundraiser held during Thanksgiving lunch. Spirit sticks and keychains will be available for sale. Proceeds benefit the District Author Visit fund.