BCE Library News
Library Lady Leak v. 12
Ho! Ho! Ho Boy! What a Winter Holiday!
Firstly, I would like to apologize for no BCE Library News the last few weeks. Life got in the way. I hope you all enjoyed your vacation as much as I did.
So let's see what I forgot to report on...we had an amazing show by Julian Franklin in the BCE Library. He was hilarious and kids of all ages enjoyed his humor, magic, and puppet show. After the performance, we had a run on magic books. There was a point in time that there were no magic books available for check out. Students have been requesting the Texas Bluebonnet Book Nominee The Vanishing Coin after Mr. Franklin gave it rave reviews. Mr. Franklin was scheduled to do five shows but he was kind enough to do the sixth show for kinder at no additional cost. The kids loved it!
One thing that I loved about his show was the look on the children's faces as he admired their thinking and encouraged them to be authors, scientists and teachers.
May I just say that we have some amazing thespians in fourth grade! Students took a script for the Texas Bluebonnet Book Nominee Always Abigail and ran with it. They added props, humor, and true acting skills. Jelani B., Sophia D., Viviana G., Abigail G., Lea S. have impressive acting chops. Janette Y. really came prepared for her act, but her team was not as enthused. She has already asked for more opportunities to act.
Texas Bluebonnet Bash
Our celebration has been scheduled for January 29th. Students in grades 3-5 who have read five titles and submitted the appropriate paperwork will be voting for their favorite Bluebonnet book from the twenty titles.
The Fiction section has now moved to where the Dewey section once was located. In my opinion, it just works better in its new location. The biographies and the reference section are now where fiction used to be located. The Professional books have also moved to this area.
Students in grades 2-5 are having fun creating Powerpoints in the library. Many students have not had any or very limited experience working with this presentation tool and they are loving it. Each class is choosing which topic/s they wish to create a presentation on. Some are doing finances, while others are doing seasons, the water cycle, motion, and individuals such as Frederick Douglass, Louis Braille, or Helen Keller.