Miss Mancini's ELA News

What's Happening in Class

We're in the Home Stretch!!

The end of the school year is quickly approaching!! I can hardly believe how quickly it has gone by. As we get closer and closer to the last day, please remind your child to put in his or her best effort! There are still many things to learn and practice before June 21st.
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B-Fest Teen Book Festival This Weekend!!

Barnes & Noble is holding a special weekend of events for young readers! Even though it is called a "teen" festival, most of the books and events are geared towards our soon-to-be sixth graders. I've listed all of the events below for the Somerville location!
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Friday, June 10, 2016

B-Fest Teen Book Festival Workshop: Connecting Teens to the Exciting World of Publishing

Brynn Chapman, Marlo Berliner

Special Event, Teen Event (Teens)

Friday June 10, 2016 7:00 PM Connecting Teens to the Exciting World of Publishing Workshop -- presented by YA authors Marlo Berliner (The Ghost Chronicles) and Brynn Chapman (Boneseeker and The Requiem Red). This event is a must for any teen who dares call themselves an avid reader or fan of YA! See more details http://bit.ly/1OBwKH4


B-Fest Teen Book Festival: B-In The Know

Special Event, Teen Event (Teens)


Friday June 10, 2016 7:00 PM Join us at 7:00PM for our Trivia Blast, created by Penguin Teen and Random House's First In Line, who will send one winner in every store advance reader's copies* of the most anticipated new teen books. *Advance reader's copies will be preselected by the publisher. #BFESTBUZZ

Saturday, June 11, 2016

B-Fest Teen Book Festival: B-First

Special Event, Teen Event (Teens)



Saturday June 11, 2016 11:00 AM Join us at 11:00AM to get sneak peeks of your favorites, including James Dashner's prequel to The Maze Runner, new stories from Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs, and an exciting new series from Veronica Roth, plus other exciting giveaways. Limit 1 each per customer. While supplies last. #BFESTBUZZ



B-Fest Teen Book Festival: B-Part of the Fun

Special Event, Teen Event (Teens)



Saturday June 11, 2016 2:00 PM Join us at 2:00PM for a spelling showdown, story ball, games, and activities featuring popular teen series, plus a chance to win prize packs, swag, and more! #BFESTBUZZ

Sunday, June 12, 2016

B-Fest Workshop: Finding Your "Zone" & Maximizing Creativity

Nicole Rosano, Julie Lyn Klingel

Special Event, Teen Event (Teens)


Sunday June 12, 2016 1:00 PM Author Julie Klingel and Illustrator Nicole Rosano are partners on the book My Special Cupcake. This unique children's tale captures several niche markets and has been blowing up the local press and gaining some major attention! And ... Nicole is a teen, just like you! She became a published illustrator at the young age of 16! Aspiring writers and illustrators are encouraged to attend!



B-Fest Teen Book Festival: B-Creative

Special Event, Teen Event (Teens)


Sunday June 12, 2016 2:00 PM Join us at 2:00PM to participate in a story development workshop created by Adaptive Studios and learn how to write a log line, create a spark page and reimagine popular characters. #BFESTBUZZ

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Harry Potter Events at Barnes & Noble!!!

Barnes & Noble is also hosting two Harry Potter events including a midnight release party for The Cursed Child Parts 1 & 2 which comes out July 31st. Below is more information for your reference. See you there!

Friday, June 24, 2016

Relive the Magic of Harry Potter

Special Event (Childrens)


Friday June 24, 2016 7:00 PM Join us for an event that is sure to conjure a magical experience for the most modest Muggles and wisest Wizards! Customers can enter the Harry Potter Limited Edition Cover Print Sweepstakes, and activities include a coloring station (send an exclusive Owl Post Postcard), trivia, and the opportunity to participate in the assembly of a Wrebbit 3D Hogwarts Astronomy Tower, an 875-piece 3D puzzle.

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Saturday, July 30, 2016

Harry Potter Countdown to Midnight Party

Special Event (Childrens)


Saturday July 30, 2016 8:00 PM Join us for a special Countdown to Midnight Party leading up to the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One & Two, a special rehearsal edition script book, which goes on sale 7/31 at midnight. The party will feature a special Muggle Wall where customers can share their favorite memories of Harry Potter as well as amazing giveaways and fun activities!

Miss Nicole L. Mancini

Bedminster Township School

English Language Arts

Grade 5