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Friday, October 17 - No School

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Design Thinking Article
The above link takes you to an article from Scholastic. We don't have this book in our libraries but I will try to add it at some point this year. This is a great lesson on how to learn from our failures and how to succeed and persevere.


Ahhh, fall is in the air and just around the corner Halloween will be here. We have pulled the Halloween books and they will be on display on top of the books shelves. We will be finishing The Butterfly by Patricia Polacco in 3rd grade. We will read our first Halloween books this week A Happy Haunters Halloween Trick or Treat by Debbie Leppanen in 2nd grade, Vampire Boys Goodnight by Lisa Brown in 1st Grade, and Over in the Hallow by Rebecca Dickinson in Kindergarten.

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On Friday we will see:
No School on Friday

Recommended Reads:

That is NOT a Good Idea! by Mo Willems - A picture book set up like a silent movie. Mo Willems takes you on an adventure where fox asks our naive duck to dinner. The chicks send out a warning but no one is listening. Find out what happens to that sneaky fox and our sweet friend duck.

The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes - The beginning of a new school year brings anxious moments for Billy Miller, a typical second grader at Georgia O'Keeffe Elementary School in a small Wisconsin town. His new teacher, Ms. Silver, uses chopsticks to hold her hair in place and know-it-all Emma Sparks is unfortunately one of his desk mates. Just as a school year is divided into quarters, the book is divided into four parts-"Teacher," "Father," "Sister," and "Mother"-each offering a new perspective on Billy's personality and development through his interactions with these well-developed characters. He begins the school year with a lump on his head from a family-vacation incident and navigates glitter homework fiascos, canceled sleepover plans, and sibling annoyances as readers see the year unfold through funny and often poignant situations. Billy himself might have been daunted by a book with more than 200 pages, but eager young readers will find this a great first chapter book to share or read solo. - Review from School Library Journal


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We will see Mrs. Wuthrich/Mrs. Williams and Mr. Edwards on Tuesday.

We will be continuing our library scavenger hunt. We will continue to work on the Dewey decimal system and how to find what they are looking for in the nonfiction and fiction section of the library.

Recommended reads:

The Bully Book by Eric Kahn Gale - Part instruction manual, part journal from the trenches, this debut novel incorporates both sides of the bullying issue into a single narrative. Eric Haskins is an average kid who has coasted through elementary school with a couple of friends and without attracting undue attention. But this year he is the “Grunt,” the kid that everyone in sixth grade hates. Unsure of what he has done wrong, Eric becomes obsessed with getting his hands on the mythic Bully Book, which will supposedly tell him why he has been designated the Grunt. Eric keeps a journal, pages of which are intermixed with pages from the Bully Book. Reading the two together highlights how enigmatic the problem is for the child who is on the receiving end of a clearly defined set of unwritten rules. The fact that the Bully Book writes all the rules down adds a conspiratorial menace to the story. Review from Booklist

The great trouble : a mystery of London, the blue death, and a boy called Eel by Deborah Hopkinson - Hopkinson's historical novel (Knopf, 2013) transports listeners to 1854 London at the time of the famous Broad Street pump cholera epidemic. Fictional and real characters and events are adeptly mixed to create an informative and gripping tale. The main character is the titular "boy called Eel," a likable orphan working odd jobs to take care of his little brother and keep them out of the work houses and the clutches of Fisheye Bill Tyler. Dr. John Snow, the real-life doctor who traced the cause of the outbreak, is introduced when Eel asks for the prominent doctor's help with "The Great Trouble." Keeping in mind Snow's controversial theory about the spread of the disease, Eel and the doctor work together to gather evidence from affected families and convince the town committee to shut off the Broad Street pump. The author successfully conveys the race against time as the "blue death" spreads rapidly, killing more than 600 people before Snow and Eel can stop it. Matthew Frow does a wonderful job of recreating the distinct accents that existed among Londoners and their various stations, although Eel's accent is so thick that he can be difficult to understand. Review from School Library Journal


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Our collection of chilling and thrilling mystery and horror books will be on display just in time for Halloween. If you are having trouble staying awake just pick up one of these books and it won't be a problem anymore.

The library will not be open on Tuesday.

We have scheduled class checkouts on Wednesday (Mrs. Yenni). During 8th hours on the following days, Monday (Mrs. Blake), Tuesday (Mrs. Weller), and Wednesday (Mrs. Yenni) the 6th grade language arts classes will be in the library for checkout.

Recommended reads:

The Reluctant Assassin by Eoin Colfer - Riley, a young orphan boy living in Victorian London, has had the misfortune of being apprenticed to Albert Garrick, an illusionist who has fallen on difficult times and now uses his unique conjuring skills to gain access to victims' dwellings. On one such escapade, Garrick brings his reluctant apprentice along and urges him to commit his first killing. Riley is saved from having to commit the grisly act when the intended victim turns out to be a scientist from the future, part of the FBI's Witness Anonymous Relocation Program (W.A.R.P.) Riley is unwittingly transported via wormhole to modern day London, followed closely by Garrick. In modern London, Riley is helped by Chevron Savano, a nineteen-year-old FBI agent sent to London as punishment after a disastrous undercover, anti-terrorist operation in Los Angeles. Together Riley and Chevie must evade Garrick, who has been fundamentally altered by his trip through the wormhole. Garrick is now not only evil, but he also possesses all of the scientist's knowledge. He is determined to track Riley down and use the timekey in Chevie's possession to make his way back to Victorian London where he can literally change the world. Amazon.com book description

Salt: A Story of Friendship in a Time of War by Helen Frost - Set during the War of 1812, near the present-day city of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Salt is the story of the friendship between Anikwa, a Miami Indian boy, and James, the son of a trader. As both British and American armies advance on the area, other Native American peoples arrive hoping to fight with the British against the Americans. The plan fails, and Anikwa’s peaceful people must flee. Will they have to abandon their traditional home, and will the friendship between the boys be sundered? Review from Booklist

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