Poetry Cafe

In honor of National Poetry Month, Poetry Cafe is this week in the library!

Students and staff are invited to the library during Poetry Cafe to read a favorite poem or two. The library is decorated like a cafe, complete with jazz music (sometimes live jazz music by Mr. Brown)!

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Author Visit on May 3rd!

Courtesy of Scholastic Book Fairs, Lauren Tarshis, author of the very popular I Survived series, will be visiting Wescott the morning of Thursday May 3rd! She will be presenting to 3rd & 4th grade students, but all students will be invited to the book signing.

Order form and schedule details will be sent home soon!

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April is School Library Month

“School Library Month is the American Association of School Librarians’ celebration of school librarians and their programs” and a recognition of “the essential role that strong school library programs play in transforming learning” (from AASL). Here is what New York Times bestselling author, Jason Reynolds, the 2018 Spokesperson for School Library Month, has to say about school libraries:

“It’s impossible for me to talk about the importance of the school library without talking about the school librarian,” said Reynolds. “In full disclosure, the library wasn’t a place I frequented in school, but if I were in school today I’d practically live there, because there’s a good chance the coolest person in the building works where the books are. Not only can the school librarian help to curate a comfortable and welcoming space for all students, not only can they usher them to a vast array of books and reference materials, librarians also usually have the ability to connect with students on a personal level, because, well, they’ve read the most stories, which makes their potential for empathy and openness ceiling-less.”

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Book Fair is Next Week!

The spring book fair is NEXT WEEK! There will be no regular library classes that week due to the book fair.  Here is the schedule:

  • Wednesday, April 11th:  9:00 am-12:00 pm1:00-3:00 pm
  • Thursday, April 12th:  8:30 am-12:00 pm1:00-4:00 pm6:45-8:00 pm
  • Friday, April 13th:  8:30-9:30 am

Teachers will be bringing their classes up for Book Fair previews on Wednesday 4/11.

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And the winner of Book Madness 2018 is …

Check the Book Madness 2018 website for details!

 

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Book Madness Update

We are down to our Championship Game this week! Which book will win it all? Will it be …  The Wild Robot or Wonder?

The final round of Book Madness voting will close by the end of the school day Friday! We will announce the result after spring break!

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Book Madness Update: Final Four

We are down to our Final Four this week! Which books will make it to the Championship Round? Will it be …  the Harry Potter series, The Wild Robot, El Deafo, or Wonder?

Round 4 of Book Madness voting closed by the end of the school day Friday! Check the bulletin board outside the library or the Book Madness Website for the voting results on Monday morning.

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March is Women’s History Month

Celebrate Women’s History Month in your classroom or at home!

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New Maker Space for March

New maker space in the library – dancing birds! Using the pattern provided, students will make a bird dance along a rubber band!

Please note:

  • Only students with an official Maker Space pass can be in the maker space.
  • Please let students know when they have to return to class. (There is a spot on the pass to indicate this!)
  • Please remind students to clean up after themselves. (I will remind them too.)

Pattern from: http://madebyjoel.com/2013/06/oscillating-bird-science-toy-for-kids.html

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Book Madness Update

Round 1 of Book Madness voting will close by the end of the school day Friday! Check the bulletin board outside the library or the Book Madness Website for the voting results on Monday morning.  Students in grades 3rd-5th are eligible to participate.

Help get your students excited about reading by encouraging them to participate!

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