Pershing K-8 Library Loop

December 2021

Book Mark Contest

How would you like to see your cool bookmark design sticking out of the tops of Pershing students' books? Enter to win a printing of your bookmark to share with friends!

There will be three bookmark designs chosen: one from grades K-2, one from grades 3-5, and one from grades 6-8. Winning designs will be chosen by a vote from students and staff, and will be printed onto cardstock and handed out for student use until they run out.

Voting will run December 20-21. Winners will be announced on December 22. Come by and pick out an entry sheet in the library.

What's the Big Idea?

During the month of December, we will be learning about how to find and use reliable information. Here's how that will look for each group:

  • K-1 students will be learning about the difference between fact and opinion as we read Fact vs. Opinion vs. Robots, and they will be able to tell the difference between a fiction book and a non-fiction book.
  • Students in grades 2-3 will review fact, opinion, fiction, and non-fiction, and they will learn about two databases where they can find information: Pebble Go Next and Lightbox.
  • Students in grades 4-5 will do a short research project on a topic of their choice. During the project, they will utilize databases and begin thinking about how to tell which web sites are reliable places to find information.
  • Middle School students will be introduced to laterally reading web sites to find the most reliable sources, when a database is not the best choice for their research.


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Pershing is Hosting a SGCL Story Walk

December 7 -- 20, Springfield Greene County Library will have a StoryWalks® installation placed outside near Pershing. Pages of Our Little Kitchen, by Jillian Tamaki, will be displayed on signs along our school's sidewalks, so families can read the book, page by page, as they walk. We hope you will come to see the installation and experience reading, moving, and enjoying the outdoors!
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