Mann Library

October 2017

It's been another busy month in the library! Highlights included our visiting author, Candace Fleming (picture below of me and Miss Shari with her!) and previewing our Scholastic Book Fair (which will be open next week-- watch for more details coming SOON!)!
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Kindergarten

Kindergartners continued to enjoy Iowa Goldfinch Award books as we reviewed parts of a book. We also discussed the role of an author vs. an illustrator in more detail. Classes also started practicing "ABC order" since our EVERYBODY books are shelved alphabetically. They were also very enthusiastic over our Scholastic Book Fair preview video!

Book checkout day is FRIDAY for both classes.

1st Grade

1st graders continued to enjoy Iowa Goldfinch Award books as we reviewed parts of a book. We also discussed the role of an author vs. an illustrator in more detail. Most recently, classes started practicing "ABC order" since our EVERYBODY books are shelved alphabetically.


Book checkout day is FRIDAY for both classes.

2nd Grade

2nd graders continued to enjoy Iowa Goldfinch Award books as we reviewed parts of a book. We also discussed the role of an author vs. an illustrator in more detail. Most recently, classes started practicing "ABC order" since our EVERYBODY books are shelved alphabetically.


Book checkout day is on Tuesday for Mrs. Cernuto's class.
Book checkout day is on Wednesday for Ms. O'Donnell's class.

3rd Grade

Third graders continue to be very busy in the library! In order to prepare for our author visit, we read and discussed several books by Candace Fleming. We greatly enjoyed hearing Candace speak at New Hoover last week. She was an engaging speaker as she told us about her writing process and explained how she collects "story seeds" every day. We are very appreciative of Hills Bank and the ICCSD Foundation to help provide this wonderful event each year for students. The class was also enthusiastic after watching our Scholastic Book Fair preview video!

Book checkout day is on FRIDAY for Mr. Green

4th Grade

Fourth graders continue to be very busy in the library as well! In order to prepare for our author visit, we read and discussed several books by Candace Fleming. Students even read one of her non-fiction books in art class -- and created a giant squid which is hanging in the upstairs hallway! We greatly enjoyed hearing Candace speak at New Hoover last week. She was an engaging speaker as she told us about her writing process and explained how she collects "story seeds" every day. We are very appreciative of Hills Bank and the ICCSD Foundation to help provide this wonderful event each year for students.

Book checkout day for both classes is FRIDAY.
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5th and 6th Grade

Fifth and sixth graders have also been very busy in the library! We continue to check back with Iowa Children's Choice Award books. I enjoyed hearing about which ones students have read and enjoyed.


We spent much of the month looking at Digital Citizenship. We had several interesting conversations regarding living and interacting in our digital world. We discussed rights and responsibilities of digital citizens through an interactive PearDeck presentation. Students also evaluated appropriate use of technology by working in small groups to look at examples of student scenarios in schools and home. Classes were also able to preview Scholastic Book Fair titles and authors in class today.


Book checkout day is on TUESDAY for Mrs. Mulligan.

Book checkout day is on THURSDAY for Mr. Kemp.

Book checkout day is on THURSDAY for 6th grade.

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Digital Citizenship PearDeck presentation

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