K-8 Library News

We Have a Reading Heart


Monday, February 2 - CCCMS
Tuesday, February 3 - Garfield 8:00-11:30 and Lincoln 11:35-4:00
Wednesday, February 4 - CCCMS
Thursday, February 5 - Garfield 8:00-11:30 and Lincoln 11:35-4:00
Friday, February 6 - Lincoln


Lincoln Library On-line Catalog Link

Third grade will read The Scarlet Stocking Spy during story time. We will be reading How Groundhog's Garden Grew in second grade. In first grade we will be reading Groundhog Day!. In Kindergarten we will be reading A Garden for Groundhog.

On Friday, December 12 we will see:
3rd Grade - Fox/Burch - We will be learning about the different sections in the Dewey decimal system. We will also learn how to use the online catalog to find exactly what we are looking for in the library.

2nd Grade - Larson/Mick - We will be finishing our "We are an author" lesson by finding out where our books would be placed in the orange section (everybody section) of the library. We will also learn how to use the online catalog to find what we are looking for.

1st Grade - Lange/Brown - We will review the research that we worked on as a whole group and then work in small groups to research sharks.

Kindergarten - Shannon/Thatcher - We will be reading Q is for Duck and will practice ABC order and talk about how the library is organized.

Recommended Reads:

This is the Rope: A Story from the Great Migration by Jacqueline Woodson
Call Number: E Woo

The story of one family’s journey north during the Great Migration starts with a little girl in South Carolina who finds a rope under a tree one summer. She has no idea the rope will become part of her family’s history. But for three generations, that rope is passed down, used for everything from jump rope games to tying suitcases onto a car for the big move north to New York City, and even for a family reunion where that first little girl is now a grandmother.

Newbery Honor–winning author Jacqueline Woodson and Coretta Scott King Award–winning illustrator James Ransome use the rope to frame a thoughtful and moving story as readers follow the little girl’s journey. During the time of the Great Migration, millions of African American families relocated from the South, seeking better opportunities. With grace and poignancy, Woodson’s lilting storytelling and Ransome’s masterful oil paintings of country and city life tell a rich story of a family adapting to change as they hold on to the past and embrace the future. (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 together in like groups to gather additional information for their presentations about their nonfiction section of the library.

The 5th grade will be working in small groups to gather information regarding their section of the library that they will be sharing with their classmates. The fifth grade will be creating presentations on Google Docs and will share that with their classmates. We will be getting into our Gmail and creating the Google Presentation to share with the group members.

Recommended reads:

Fallout by Todd Strasser

In the summer of 1962, the possibility of nuclear war is all anyone talks about. But Scott's dad is the only one in the neighborhood who actually prepares for the worst. As the neighbors scoff, he builds a bomb shelter to hold his family and stocks it with just enough supplies to keep the four of them alive for two critical weeks. In the middle of the night in late October, when the unthinkable happens, those same neighbors force their way into the shelter before Scott's dad can shut the door. With not enough room, not enough food, and not enough air, life inside the shelter is filthy, physically draining, and emotionally fraught. But even worse is the question of what will -- and won't -- remain when the door is opened again. Internationally best-selling author Todd Strasser has written his most impressive and personal novel to date, ruthlessly yet sensitively exploring the terrifying what-ifs of one of the most explosive moments in human history. (Amazon.com)


CCCMS Library On-line Catalog Link

The library will be closed on Tuesday (all day), Thursday (p.m. only), and Friday (p.m. only)

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 reads:

The Eye of Minds by James Dashner -

Grade 7 Up
Michael is a gamer. And like most gamers, he almost spends more time on the VirtNet than in the actual world. The VirtNet offers total mind and body immersion, and the more hacking skills you have, the more fun. Why bother following the rules when most of them are dumb, anyway?
But some rules were made for a reason. Some technology is too dangerous to fool with. And one gamer has been doing exactly that, with murderous results.
The government knows that to catch a hacker, you need a hacker. And they’ve been watching Michael. If he accepts their challenge, Michael will need to go off the VirtNet grid to the back alleys and corners of the system human eyes have never seen—and there’s the possibility that the line between game and reality will be blurred forever. (Amazon.com)