K-8 Library News

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Monday, December 15 - Garfield a.m. and Lincoln 11:45-4:05
Tuesday, December 16 - CCCMS
Wednesday, December 17 - Garfield a.m. and Lincoln 11:45-4:05
Thursday, December 18 - CCCMS
Friday, December 19 - Lincoln

Book Questions

39 Clues?
This is a very popular series in grades 3 and up. Many kids have questions about the series. Here is a link to Frequently Asked Questions about 39 Clues from Scholastic. Check it out to find the answers that your students might have.



The following is an excerpt from Edudemic by Kate Smitty

9 Word Cloud Generators that aren't Wordle

The use of word clouds in the classroom is a powerful way to really get through to visual learners. The details about the following nine word cloud generators will give you a fair idea how, as an educator, you can get the best out of them.

A quick note: Wordle is quite easily the most popular word cloud generator out there. It’s free and easy to use. It does require Java though so Chrome users might have some trouble. In any case, this article focuses on non-Wordle options you should know about.


What is in the library for you?
We have many resources for you in our Lincoln library. We have several CD's of instrumental music that are available for check out. Stop by the library if you would like to check out one of these CD's to use in your classroom for background music.

Our last week together in the year 2014 before the break, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all and may you have a blessed and safe Christmas break. We won't see 3rd grade this week because they will be practicing for their music program. We will be reading A Wish to be a Christmas Tree (2nd grade), Ernest's Special Christmas (1st grade), and Snow Friends (Kindergarten).

Checkout our Destiny home page.

On Friday we will see:
3rd Grade Mr. Bent and Mrs. Edwards - We will continue our compare and contrast for Nicholas St. North. . . and the Rise of the Guardians.

2nd Grade Mrs. Swihart and Mrs. Crimmins - Will be visiting the Polar Express.

1st Grade Mrs. Hays and Mrs. Carr - We will not see first grade this week, we will all be having fun in our Christmas sing along.

Kindergarten Mrs. Savage and Mrs. Richter - We will not see Kindergarten, have fun at your Christmas parties.

Recommended Read:

Who Says Women Can't Be Doctors?: The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell

by Tanya Lee Stone

Call number: 92 Bla

In the 1830s, when a brave and curious girl named Elizabeth Blackwell was growing up, women were supposed to be wives and mothers. Some women could be teachers or seamstresses, but career options were few. Certainly no women were doctors.

But Elizabeth refused to accept the common beliefs that women weren’t smart enough to be doctors, or that they were too weak for such hard work. And she would not take no for an answer. Although she faced much opposition, she worked hard and finally—when she graduated from medical school and went on to have a brilliant career—proved her detractors wrong. This inspiring story of the first female doctor shows how one strong-willed woman opened the doors for all the female doctors to come.


Checkout our Destiny home page.

Make sure the students stop by the library in the morning, if they don't have library this week, to make sure they have a book/books to read over the Christmas break.

We will see Mr. Brummet's and Mrs. Argo's/Mrs. McFall's classes on Monday. We will see Mrs. Catlin's and Mrs. Galindo's classes on Wednesday for library lessons. This week will be working on our library scavenger hunts and learning more specific details of our special section of the library.

Recommended reads:

Freaky Fast Frankie Joe by Lutricia Clifton
When twelve-year-old Frankie Joe's mother is sent to jail, he is uprooted from his home in Texas to live with the father he has never met, his father's wife, and his father's four "legitimate" sons in Illinois. Frankie Joe is miserable. Trying to adjust to his blended family proves too much to bear, so Frankie Joe hatches a plot to escape on his bike back home to Texas. For that he needs money, and so Frankie Joe's Freaky Fast Delivery Service is born. His deliveries win new friends, a place in the rural Illinois community, and a sense of achievement. But his planned escape is destroyed by a heartbreaking betrayal, and Frankie Joe needs all of his incredible resilience and the loving support of his new family to survive the devastating loss. (William Allen White 2014-15 nominee for grades 3-5) (Summary from Amazon.com)


Checkout our Destiny home page.

The library will be open everyday this week except for Friday afternoon.

Mr. DeBauche has the library reserved for research Monday through Thursday.

We have scheduled class checkouts on Wednesday (Mrs. Yenni) and Friday (Mr. DeBauche). 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:

Etiquette & Espionage (Finishing School) by Gail Carriger

It's one thing to learn to curtsy properly. It's quite another to learn to curtsy and throw a knife at the same time. Welcome to Finishing School.

Fourteen-year-old Sophronia is a great trial to her poor mother. Sophronia is more interested in dismantling clocks and climbing trees than proper manners--and the family can only hope that company never sees her atrocious curtsy. Mrs. Temminnick is desperate for her daughter to become a proper lady. So she enrolls Sophronia in Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality.

But Sophronia soon realizes the school is not quite what her mother might have hoped. At Mademoiselle Geraldine's, young ladies learn to finish...everything. Certainly, they learn the fine arts of dance, dress, and etiquette, but the also learn to deal out death, diversion, and espionage--in the politest possible ways, of course. Sophronia and her friends are in for a rousing first year's education.

Set in the same world as the Parasol Protectorate, this YA series debut is filled with all the saucy adventure and droll humor Gail's legions of fans have come to adore. (Summary from Amazon.com)