Library News

Charles Russell Elementary - March 2016

Featured Author - Erin Hunter

Erin Hunter is the author or shall I say authors of the popular "Warriors" series about wild cats and their clans. The series is actually written by six different authors: Kate Car, Cherith Baldry, Tui Sutherland, Gillian Phillip, Inbali Iseries, and Victoria Holmes. Check out the website below to read about each author and explore the world of the books in this
series.

http://www.warriorcats.com/explore

Ms. Meade Recommends

At this time of year, with spring just around the corner and the Easter Bunny coming to town to deliver his baskets, I always enjoy revisiting those classic characters, Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny by Beatrix Potter. Potter's stories are set in the beautiful Lake District of England in the early 1900's and have delighted children for over 100 years. Her stories are as welcome as spring itself. Check some out from the library today!

From the vault...or great reads you may have missed!

Help! I'm a Prisoner in the Library by Eth Clifford

In this story, two sisters accidentally get locked into a curious old house that has been turned into a children's library, during a terrible blizzard. That would be bad enough, but then the electricity goes out and the phones are knocked out by the storm. They will have to stay overnight until the librarian comes back in the morning, but then the moaning begins. What else is with them in the dark, deserted library? Will someone find them before it's too late!

Library Activities

  • Kindergarten read stories by Eric Carle and created collage butterflies.
  • First grade read about Leprechauns, Easter and Spring.
  • Second grade continued their folktale unit focusing on stories from Africa and South America.
  • Third grade finished up their Chris Van Allsburg author study and wrote their own stories based on one of his illustrations.
  • Fourth grade created theme poems and "found poetry."
  • Fifth grade finished up their drama unit and began working on the play "The Missing Slipper: A Fairy Tale Mystery" that they will perform in May.