New Maker Space for November!

This was the last week for the building with straws maker space! Next week we will start a new maker space for November. This month students will be working on a collaborative art project for Thanksgiving. By tracing their hands, students will make leaves of gratitude. We will then hang the leaves on our Wish Tree and on a Gratitude Tree on the library door.

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS … BOOK FAIR IS COMING!

Image Source: http://www.scholastic.com/bookfairs/schools

The fall book fair is the week of November 12th! There is NO REGULAR LIBRARY that week, but classes will come for a 15 min preview of the book fair on Wednesday 11/14.

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BOOK CHARACTER PUMPKINS IN THE LIBRARY!

Every year we add to our book character pumpkin collection in the library.  There’s still time to make a book character pumpkin with your class this Halloween! Check out some of the awesome pumpkins we have received over the past few years. (Don’t worry the pumpkins are made of foam and never go bad!)

 

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CHRIS GRABENSTEIN VISIT TOMORROW!

Author Chris Grabenstein is coming next week Friday 10/19 for 3rd-5th grades! The library will be closed that morning.

The visit will take place in the MPR starting at 9:30 am. We will call classes down around 9:20. The presentation should go to around 10:20-10:25.

After the presentation, students who ordered a book or dropped one off with me ahead of time are invited down to the library for the book signing. We will call kids down by grade. Signing should be done by 11:10. The library will be closed until then.

Chris Grabenstein is the bestselling author of the Mr. Lemocello’s Library series which is very popular with Wescott students. Learn more about him and his work at http://chrisgrabenstein.com/.

Here is the book order form if your students need another copy.

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Choose Kind Bookmark Contest Winners

Congrats to the winners of the Choose Kind bookmark contest! Copies of the winning bookmark were given to everyone in the winners’ classes, and the bookmarks are being featured in the library this month.

The bookmarks were all so good, we had a hard time deciding the winners! So, we have a few runners-up as well. Those bookmarks will be featured in the library too.

The winners are …

  • 1st-grade winner: Oliver 1H
  • 2nd-grade winner: Adriana 2W
  • 3rd-grade winner: Oliver 3A
  • 4th-grade winner: Audrey 4E
  • 5th-grade winner: Laura 5N
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AUTHOR VISIT A SUCCESS!

Thank you to The Book Stall for sending us author Andrea Beaty! This past Wednesday 1st and 2nd-grade students enjoyed hearing about her new book, Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters: The Questioneers, Book 1.

Beaty fans, check out these FREE downloadable READ, QUESTION, THINK posters from Andrea’s website!

Don’t forget, we have ANOTHER author coming to Wescott in October!  Chris Grabenstein will visit with 3rd-5th graders on October 19!

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New Maker Space for October

New Maker Space starting Monday, October 1: Build with Straws

Students will become engineers as the build with Strawbees – REUSABLE straws and connectors!  Watch our Twitter account for pictures of their creations!  @WescottLMC

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Banned Books Week 2018

Have you ever read Harry PotterCaptain UnderpantsBecause of Winn DixieCharlotte’s WebJune B. JonesHop on Pop? Then guess what – you have read a book that has been banned or challenged because of its content!

In recognition of Banned Books Week next week, 5th grade students will discuss what it means to have the Freedom to Read. Students will take “shelfies” with a favorite book to show their gratitude for their freedom to read and for the wonderful library we have at Wescott. Check out their pictures on the bulletin board outside the library.

Want to learn more about Banned Books Week? Check out this list of frequently challenged children’s books and ALA’s Banned Books site.

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Two Authors Visiting Wescott in October!

 Andrea Beaty will be visiting Wescott 1st and 2nd graders on Wednesday, October 3. The visit will take place in the MPR starting at 9:30 am.

Andrea Beaty is the bestselling author of Rosie Revere, Engineer, which spent more than 62 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List. Her new book, Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters, is the start of a new chapter series based on her beloved characters. Learn more about Ms. Beaty and her work at www.andreabeaty.com.   Book order forms are due with payment by Thursday, September 27th!

Chris Grabenstein will be visiting Wescott 3rd-5th graders on Friday, October 19. The visit will take place in the MPR starting at 9:30 am. PLEASE DON’T TELL THE KIDS YET – I WILL ANNOUNCE IT NEXT WEEK DURING LIBRARY!

Chris Grabenstein is the bestselling author of the Mr. Lemocello’s Library series which is very popular with Wescott students. Learn more about him and his work at http://chrisgrabenstein.com/ Book order forms are due by 9/18.

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New Maker Space for September!

The Library Maker Space opened for business this week! Here are the details:

  • Two students may come down from each class during extension time to work on the maker space project.
  • If students go to appointments during extension, we can work out another time for them to come.

I reviewed maker space rules and book care with all grade levels this week. One of our book care rules is to use a bookmark instead of folding the page. To incorporate book care with #ChooseKind, we will have a Choose Kind bookmark contest! The winning bookmark from each grade level will be printed and distributed in the library.

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