K-8 Library News

We Have a Reading Heart


Monday, March 23 - CCCMS
Tuesday, March 24 - Garfield 8:00-11:30 and Lincoln 11:35-4:00
Wednesday, March 25 - CCCMS
Thursday, March 26 - Garfield 8:00-11:30 and Lincoln 11:35-4:00
Friday, March 27 - Lincoln

Promoting Reading

I know you all do some of these but I thought I would share this article with you. Some of the tips are for older students and some can be adapted for any grade level. I would love to help you out with any of these ideas, just let me how I can help or if you would like to sit down and collaborate and brainstorm other ideas. http://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/teacher-blog/2014/jun/03/how-to-encourage-students-read-for-pleasure-teacher-top-tips


Lincoln Library On-line Catalog Link

We will be celebrating Spring this week. The Third grade will read Whose Garden is it, Second grade will be reading Tops and Bottoms, first grade we will be reading Something is Growing, and in Kindergarten we will be reading Clifford's Spring Clean-up.

On Friday, March 27 we will see the following classes.

3rd Grade - Fox/Burch - We will be participating in a Dewey Decimal Scavenger Hunt.

2nd Grade - Larson/Mick - We are going to learn why it is important to cite a source.

1st Grade - Lange/Brown - We will also be learning about citing sources.

Kindergarten - Shannon/Thatcher - We are going to continue with ABC order of the library and we will deliver books to their homes.

Recommended Read:

Point Guard Prank by Jake Maddox
Call Number: Fic Mad

Someone keeps playing pranks on Ryan and it is starting to affect how he plays basketball. Who is the big prankster and why are they out to get Ryan? (Amazon.com)

Jake Maddox books are great beginning chapter books. This particular books is written for students age 8-11; grade level 2-3; lexile 540. The kids have loved these books and I hope to order more for next year.


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 finishing their work together and begin their presentations about their nonfiction section of the library.

The 5th grade will be adding their information to their Google Presentation and finalize it to prepare to teach about their section of the library.

Recommended read:

The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

Orphan, clock keeper, and thief, Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. But when his world suddenly interlocks with an eccentric, bookish girl and a bitter old man who runs a toy booth in the station, Hugo's undercover life, and his most precious secret, are put in jeopardy. A cryptic drawing, a treasured notebook, a stolen key, a mechanical man, and a hidden message from Hugo's dead father form the backbone of this intricate, tender, and spellbinding mystery. (Amazon.com)

This is a quick read, although it looks scary because of its size. Mr. Selznick has combined a wonderful story in words and illustrations. The illustrations help tell the story. The lexile is 820.


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 read:

One for the Murphys by Lynda Mullaly Hunt -

Grade 5 and Up
A moving debut novel about a foster child learning to open her heart to a family's love

Carley uses humor and street smarts to keep her emotional walls high and thick. But the day she becomes a foster child, and moves in with the Murphys, she's blindsided. This loving, bustling family shows Carley the stable family life she never thought existed, and she feels like an alien in their cookie-cutter-perfect household. Despite her resistance, the Murphys eventually show her what it feels like to belong--until her mother wants her back and Carley has to decide where and how to live. She's not really a Murphy, but the gifts they've given her have opened up a new future.

"Hunt's writing is fearless and One For The Murphys is a story that is at once compassionate, thought-provoking and beautifully told. From the first page, I was drawn into Carley's story. She is a character not to be missed or forgotten." —Jacqueline Woodson, three-time Newbery Honor author of After Tupac and D Foster (Amazon.com)