Resources from the Oak Ridge LMC

October 2013

October is...

National Cookie Month

National Pizza Month

National Popcorn Popping Month

Computer Learning Month

National Clock Month

Energy Awareness Month

Special Days...

October 5 Do something Nice Day

October 9 Moldy Cheese Day

October 14 Columbus Day

October 16 Dictionary Day

October 21 Count Your Buttons Day

October 31 Halloween

New Books in the library for teaching storytelling, voice and perspective

Ralph Tells A Story is a great book for helping struggling student writers make a connection between their ability to tell about something (spoken words) with writing a story (words in print). Abby Hanlon’s character Ralph is a wonderful example of how this connection can be made.

In Mr. Zinger's Hat, A young boy accidentally knocks the hat off of an older gentleman. As they interact, the boy learns about creating a story through the questions asked by the elderly author. Children can learn elements of storytelling, but teachers can also learn about the important use of questions to guide children through the writing of their stories.

If your box of crayons wrote you letters, what would they say? The Day the Crayons Quit is a good book for helping students think about both writing from a different point of view, as well as provides examples of persuasive letter writing.

Voices in the Park bring to life four different points of view or voice by retelling the “same” story from four different points of view, Browne gives readers a clear understanding a various narrations.

Pumpkin Decorating Contest

It's time for the LMC's annual pumpkin decorating contest. All students are invited to participate in decorating a pumpkin in the likeness or spirit of their favorite book. Permission forms are due by October 18th and Pumpkins must be dropped off on October 24th . Voting will be the week of and winners will be announced on November 1st.

Tech Resource of the Month- Zamzar

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Announcing the start of Birthday Book Club

Birthday Book Club is a chance for families to celebrate their children's birthday by donating a book to the library. For each birthday book:

  • the student will have his or her picture taken with the book for a bulletin board display in the library.
  • A bookplate will be added to the book with the child's picture, name, and the year.
  • The child will be the first one to check out the book from the library.

More info to come!

Featured Monarch Book of the Month-"Say Hello to Zorro!"

"Say Hello to Zorro" Resources