K-8 Library News

We Have a Reading Heart


Monday, April 20 - CCCMS
Tuesday, April 21 - Garfield 8:00-11:30 and Lincoln 11:35-12:10 (Gone in the afternoon)
Wednesday, April 22 - CCCMS (Julie Liby will be subbing for me)
Thursday, April 23 - Garfield 8:00-11:30 and Lincoln 11:35-4:00
Friday, April 24 - Lincoln
All About That Book – Griffin Elementary Literacy Night


Lincoln Library On-line Catalog Link

During story time this week 3rd grade will be finishing Queen of the Falls, 2nd grade will be reading Skippyjon Jones Lost in Spice, 1st grade will be reading The Cat, the Dog, Little Red, the Exploding Eggs, the Wolf, and Grandma, Kindergarten will be reading Sam and Dave Dig a Hole.

On Friday, April 24 we will see the following classes.

3rd Grade - Fox/Burch - The students will finish presenting the information they found in their Dewey Decimal section of the library.

2nd Grade - Larson/Mick - We will begin a fairy tale unit. We will be identifying our good characters and evil characters and will explain what the conflict is beween them.

1st Grade - Lange/Brown - 1st Grade Field Trip

Kindergarten - Shannon/Thatcher - Kindergarten Screening

Recommended Read:

Jumanji Chris Van Allsburg
Call Number: Fic Van (Blue Section)
Reading Level: 3.9
Interest Level: K-3
Lexile: 580

When Judy and Peter find a board game in the park, they take it home, hoping to alleviate their boredom. One live lion, an erupting volcano, and a dozen destructive monkeys later, the children are no longer bored. Their jungle adventure game has come to life! Chris Van Allsburg is a master at walking the line between fantasy and reality. His unusually sculptured drawings (familiar to the many devoted fans of the Caldecott-winning The Polar Express and The Garden of Abdul Gasazi) convey the magical transition of a normal house to an exotic jungle. Readers will tremble along with Judy and Peter, urging them to roll the dice that will plunge them from one perilous predicament into another. (Amazon.com)


Garfield Library On-line Catalog Link

This week we will see our Tuesday classes (Wuthrich/Williams and Edwards) and our Thursday classes (Pfizenmaier/Deines).

The 4th grade will continue to work on research skills and summarizing. We will also begin to find the information in books that will help us cite our sources.

The 5th grade will continue to work on their book talks. They are going to pick one book that they think the new 4th graders coming in next fall should read.

Recommended read:

The Apothecary
by Maile Meloy

It's 1952 and the Scott family has just moved from Los Angeles to London. Here, fourteen-year-old Janie meets a mysterious apothecary and his son, Benjamin Burrows - a fascinating boy who's not afraid to stand up to authority and dreams of becoming a spy. When Benjamin's father is kidnapped, Janie and Benjamin must uncover the secrets of the apothecary's sacred book, the Pharmacopoeia, in order to find him, all while keeping it out of the hands of their enemies - Russian spies in possession of nuclear weapons. Discovering and testing potions they never believed could exist, Janie and Benjamin embark on a dangerous race to save the apothecary and prevent impending disaster.

Together with Ian Schoenherr's breathtaking illustrations, this is a truly stunning package from cover to cover. (Amazon.com)


CCCMS Library On-line Catalog Link

The library will be open each day this week as long as we have a sub. If we have a sub they will be here on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday times may vary but the library should be open during the school day from at least 8:30 to 3:30.

Lynn will be in the library on Monday but she will have a sub on Wednesday.

During 8th hours on the following days, Monday (Mrs. Blake), Tuesday (Mrs. Weller), Wednesday, (Mrs. Yenni), and Thursday (Mr. Rickley) the 6th grade language arts classes will be in the library for checkout.

Recommended read:

Cinder: Book 1 of the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer -

Grade 6 and Up

Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth's fate hinges on one girl. . . .

Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She's a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister's illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai's, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world's future. (Amazon.com)