I think fall is moving in–perfect weather to curl up with a good book on those rainy, chilly fall days. Football is back, too–check out our display of football titles in the library–great for halftime reading. Mrs. Culver and Mrs. Linville are always happy to help you find a great book to read–just ask! We also have many read-a-like lists: we know how difficult it is when you finish a good book and want something similar. Happy Reading!
It’s midterm already! We have been busy in the library these last few weeks. All students have now had several opportunities to check out–and the feedback on the library’s arrangement in genres is all positive so far. All students have had library orientation. All students have created special student email accounts and learned about Google Documents–a great way to access work easily from home or school–anywhere with an internet connection. These student accounts are very secure, but as students learned during the lessons, any account online is only as secure as you allow. The more you use and share any email address, the more you open yourself to spam and unwelcome messages.
Battle of the Books is starting soon–applications are being accepted now until September 14. Check out the Battle of the Books link to the left for more information, as well as a downloadable application and reading list.
Research is underway as well. We welcome Ms. Smith’s Language Arts classes, who are investigating Civil Rights icons in preparation for the reading of their class novel, The Watsons Go to Birmingham.
Whew! We are never to busy to add new books, though–so be sure to come in and check out what’s new. My favorite new title is a nonfiction book for animal lovers called Unlikely Friendships: 47 Remarkable Stories from the Animal Kingdom, by Jennifer Holland. If your cat and dog don’t get along, maybe this can serve as inspiration!! Happy Reading!