Erwin School Library Staff Update
Nancy Cravey, School Librarian
14 December 2015
2nd-5th grade classes will meet in the computer lab this week.
Dates of Interest and Importance
December 14 -- EBOB after school meeting
December 19-January 4 -- GCS Reads 20 Holiday Reading Challenge
January 7 -- 4th and 5th grade EBOB lunch meeting
January 11 -- EBOB after school meeting
January 14 -- 4th and 5th grade EBOB lunch meeting
January 14 -- Boys Love Books/ Girls Get Moving
January 15 -- All Holiday Reading Challenge reading logs due
January 20 -- 4th Grade Family Book Club
Holiday Reading Challenge
Students who read 300 minutes between December 19 and January 4 will receive a free UNCG basketball ticket. They will also be entered into a drawing for Barnes and Noble Gift Cards and an iPad Mini.
Holiday reading logs should be sent home with students this week. Please include information about the Holiday Reading Challenge in class newsletters and information that you send home for Winter Break.
Tell Your Story!
Exciting things ahead . . .
The library tables will be transformed into white boards after a paint job over the break. (Funded through Donors Choose)
4th Grade families will participate in a family book club on January 20. Students are taking home the book club book to read over the holidays. (Funded through Donors Choose)
4th and 5th grade students will learn about electrical circuits with Snap Circuits. (Funded through an Enrichment Fund Grant)
3rd, 4th and 5th grade students will meet an artist and author and learn how to write comic books. They will create comic books to teacher younger students Grace and Courtesy behaviors and procedures. (Funded through a United Arts Council Grant)
GCS READS 20
Thank you to all classroom teachers for getting your November reading totals turned in last Tuesday!
Erwin students read 185,428 minutes in November. That FAR exceeds our monthly goal! Great job!
November's Star Readers and Class of the Month!
The class with the highest reading minutes for November was Ms. Miller's primary class! Her students read on average 1009 minutes each.
Star Readers (highest library book circulations):
Primary = Ms. Noble's Class
Lower El = Ms. Cherry's Class
Upper El = Ms. Miller's Class
Discovery Education: Celebrate the Holidays
Then take learning a step further and have students apply what they learned about holidays to create their own celebration commemorating a person, place, or event. Allow them to invite others to share in their celebrations by adding their creations to the Invent a Holiday interactive map.