Wednesday, February 1, 2017

It's Wednesday! What's happening in the Sommer Library?

New month, new book menu!

We have A LOT of events going on in our library!  Last week, we wrapped up our campus Bluebonnet nominee voting.  Fifty-seven of our 3rd through 5th grade students voted for their favorite Bluebonnet book, along with thousands of other students across the state of Texas.

Our campus favorite is......Space Case, by Stuart Gibbs! A great scifi/mystery with a moonbase setting:

We had a tie for second place:  Roller Girl, a graphic novel by Victoria Jamieson, and Echo, a story in four parts by Pam Muñoz Ryan.

We will find out the state winner soon; stay tuned!

This week, kindergarten classes are listening to a Texas 2x2 bookThere's a Lion in my Cornflakes by Michelle Robinson, illustrated by Jim Field.  We're practicing asking wonder questions that arise from the cover illustration.  Mrs. Margocs' favorite question from a student so far is "Why isn't the lion eating the boy?".

First and second graders are listening to a Round Rock ISD Armadillo Readers' Choice selection, Love is My Favorite Thing by Emma Chichester Clark. We're having great discussions about the use of quotation marks to show spoken words and the theme of being loved, even when we make mistakes.

Third, fourth, and fifth graders are using our brand-new library laptops to compose emails to their teachers. Mrs. Margocs is giving pointers on digital citizenship and communication with our superiors, including the use of letter components and appropriate language. The teachers are enjoying receiving the emails!


February 6--Bluebonnet Breakfast for students who read the minimum requirements of 10 books for 3rd, 12 for 4th, and 14 for 5th grades and turned in signature pages.  They received invitations and should have RSVP'd by today!

February 13-17--Our spring Scholastic Book Fair arrives!  Shopping starts after school on Tuesday, February 14th and runs through Friday, February 17th--we are open until 6pm on the last day!

February 22--Author Nathan Hale is coming to visit our third and fifth graders!

March 7--District Battle of the Bluebonnets.  Bluebonnet readers who read all 20 books will be invited to try out for our campus team--stay tuned for the date of our campus quiz.

It's Wednesday; have you visited our Sommer Library this week?

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