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Library newsletter- October 2015

As I was writing lesson plans, typing in the word "October" seemed unreal to me. The school year is just flying by! As always, if you have any suggestions or would like to see something specific in this newsletter, please e-mail me: jennifer.pope@lgisd.net

Bluebonnet Books

Bluebonnet Books kicked off this week with a bang! All of our books were checked out by 10 am Monday morning and the wait lists began to grow. Teachers, we're trying to get every 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grader to read at least 5 Bluebonnet books by the end of January to be eligible to vote for their favorite! You don't have to be a reading teacher to promote this. The following link will take you to a plethora of Bluebonnet book resources- book trailers, author interviews, games, activity ideas, etc: Texas Bluebonnet Award

Dot Day!

Dot Day was September 15th and we celebrated all week long. Thank you so much for letting your kids participate, I think they had a great time being creative. Now our library wall is filled with their beautiful artwork!
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Last Call!

Materials are being evaluated for weeding. If there are any materials you use or have been using for you curriculum, please let me know, so we hold onto them.
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70 Folktales from Around the World

Great Biography Picture Books for Kids

FREE nonfiction passages with questions sorted by skill

12 fall themed picture books

Autumn read aloud novels

One day, we will have cooler weather! Here's some fun ways to get your class outside.

Need your kids to show off their work other than using a paper and pencil? Try these fun sites:






*some may require a purchase

Coming Up...

PreK: Library manners, parts of a story

Kinder: Authors, illustrators, fiction story elements, predictions

1st grade: Authors, illustrators, predictions

2nd grade: Fiction vs. nonfiction, fiction characteristics, nonfiction characteristics

3rd grade: Fiction, nonfiction, how to do a library catalog search

4th grade: Fiction, nonfiction, library catalog review

5th and 6th grade: library catalog review

*These lessons are not set in stone, if there are any TEKS or genres you'd like me to focus on, please let me know.