K-8 Library News

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Monday, November 17 - Garfield a.m. and Lincoln 11:45-4:05
Tuesday, November 18 - CCCMS
Wednesday, November 19 - Garfield a.m. and Lincoln 11:45-4:05 (Sub - Mrs. Ferguson)
Thursday, November 20 - CCCMS
Friday, November 21 - Lincoln (Sub - Mrs. Ferguson)


The Following apps and information was provided by the AASL from the Best Apps for Teaching and Learning 2014 article. http://www.ala.org/aasl/standards-guidelines/best-apps/2014

Kodable (K-2)
Kodable starts your students’s programming education off right. They learn lessons on sequence, conditions, and loops by dragging and dropping commands to program their fuzzy character. You can also learn with your student by using the Smeeborg Learning Guide, which explains each of the concepts taught in the first 45 levels of Kodable.

There is a free plan that includes 25 student accounts


Early elementary (K-2), Upper elementary (3-5), Middle school (6-8)

Lead a new wave in digital learning. Tellagami is a fun way for students to learn by creating. Teachers and students can use Tellagami to create book reports, solve math problems and recite lessons. The possibilities are endless!

Tellagami is a mobile app that lets you create and share a quick animated video called a Gami. To create a Gami, customize your character and background, then record or type a message for your character to say.

Tip: Students can customize their own avatar, upload images for backgrounds, and record their own voice to create their Gami. No account or login information required.



Week two of our Thanksgiving books 13 days left until we can gather with friends and family. We will be reading The Pilgrims First Thanksgiving by Jessica Gunderson (3rd grade), Charlie Brown Thanksgiving by Charles Schulz (2nd grade), Thannksgiving Rules by Laurie Friedman (1st grade), and Over the River and Through Wood by Joseph Bruchac (Kindergarten).

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On Friday we will see: (Mrs. Ferguson will be my sub)
3rd Grade Mr. Bent and Mrs. Edwards - We will finish up our scavenger hunt for call numbers in our library.

2nd Grade Mrs. Swihart and Mrs. Crimmins - We are going to be creating a Venn diagram comparing and contrasting fiction and nonfiction books.

1st Grade Mrs. Hays and Mrs. Carr - The students are going be reading a book and then watching a video and compare and contrast the book and the video.

Kindergarten Mrs. Savage and Mrs. Richter - We will read two books one will be real and one will be a make believe book. We will discuss what is real and what is make believe.

Recommended Read:
The Wing Wing Brothers Math Spectacular by Ethan Long -
Wilber, Wendell, Willy, Walter, and Woody really know how to put on a show. Five hilarious ducks juggle pies--splat; spin plates--crash; and show off their magic box--Wowee! Their slapstick routine is also a math lesson. They introduce the concepts greater than, less than, and equal to as well as addition and subtraction. All the while, students will be laughing so much, they won't even realize that they are learning. A page for teachers and parents explains how the book meets the Common Core State Standards. (Summary from Amazon.com)


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We will see Mr. Brummet's and Mrs. Argo's/Mrs. McFall's classes on Monday. We will see Mrs. Catlin and Mrs. Galindo on Wednesday (Mrs. Ferguson will be my sub) for library lessons.

The 4th and 5th grade classes will be taking a library survey. We will be working on our keyboarding skills and posture and we will be logging into our gmail accounts and taking the survey electronically.

Recommended reads:

Operation Bunny by Sally Gardner -
The Dashwoods think they’re getting a cutie-pie baby when they adopt Emily Vole, an infant found abandoned in a ticking box in the airport, but once they have three doe-eyed cutiekins of their own, poor Emily becomes their housekeeper, living in the laundry room and sleeping on an ironing board. Luckily, the old bat next door, Miss String, takes Emily under her wing, and the girl learns about history, math, German, and . . . magic. Soon Emily and Fidget, Miss String’s human-sized talking cat, embark on an adventure and undertake to solve the sudden transformation of a bevy of train passengers into fluffy pink bunnies. Discovering fairies, witches, and a secret magical shop along the way, Emily becomes an ace detective specializing in magical crimes. Roberts’ stylized cartoony illustrations—mostly of cute bunnies—scatter over almost every page, adding a delightful touch to the madcap caper. Emily is a no-nonsense, brave girl detective, and young readers looking for silly magical adventures will find much to love. Want more? You’re in luck: this is the first title in the Wings & Co. series. (Booklist)


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

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:

Prisoner B-3087 by Alan Gratz

  • Survive. At any cost.
  • 10 concentration camps.
  • 10 different places where you are starved, tortured, and worked mercilessly.
  • It's something no one could imagine surviving.
  • But it is what Yanek Gruener has to face.

As a Jewish boy in 1930s Poland, Yanek is at the mercy of the Nazis who have taken over. Everything he has, and everyone he loves, have been snatched brutally from him. And then Yanek himself is taken prisoner -- his arm tattooed with the words PRISONER B-3087.

He is forced from one nightmarish concentration camp to another, as World War II rages all around him. He encounters evil he could have never imagined, but also sees surprising glimpses of hope amid the horror. He just barely escapes death, only to confront it again seconds later.

Can Yanek make it through the terror without losing his hope, his will -- and, most of all, his sense of who he really is inside?

Based on an astonishing true story.

(Summary from Amazon.com)