Check Out Books From the ALC Beginning Wednesday Sept. 9!

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We are so excited for students to have a chance to get some GREAT books from our library beginning Sept. 9. Here are the details:

Go to the form and fill out your request by Monday night. Students will get to check out 3 books/week.

You have several choices of how to reserve your books.

We will fill your request, check out your books and bag your books with your name on them.

Wednesdays from 12-2 pm, you can drive to the car rider line, stop at the back door, ring the bell and pick up your books!

If you are picking up for a friend or neighbor, please let us know during your pick up.

Return books any day and time in the NEW book drop at the Library back door near the garden.

Reading is a way to learn about new things, be entertained, laugh, and enter a whole new world! We are so happy to be able to get our books in your hands until we can be together again.

Questions? Click on the speech bubble and I will respond to all questions here.

We miss you! We love you! And we encourage you to READ MORE BOOKS EVERY DAY!

You may begin book reservations NOW for September 9!Β 

Fill out form here!

Challenge Days Complete!

It’s time to celebrate the end of the school year! Thank you to EVERY student that participated in these challenges daily! Although I am not sure what we are going to do when we get back to school to celebrate, there WILL be something!

I wish each of you a wonderful summer πŸ™‚ To my fifth grade participants, I know how much you will enjoy Barber MS and I hope you will come and visit me again next year.Β 

Challenge Day 36

Today is May 19!

I enjoyed that research so much that I want to do that again! Both of those projects involved BrainPop that I did yesterday.Β  Thanks, Monique and Kayson! Can you find another resource for me to try out? Find something that you are interested in and let me learn about it, too!

Good luck!

Challenge Day 35

Today is May 18.

This week, we are going to do something different. YOU are going to pick a question for ME to answer by doing research! So….you have to use CDL resources to pick your question. Give me the way to get to the answer and hopefully, you will choose something that YOU are interested in researching.

Respond with your question and I will answer your post with another post. πŸ™‚

I am excited to see how you do! And, I am excited to learn something new!

Good Luck!

Challenge Day 34

This week, the focus will be on U.S. NATIONAL PARKS. Today is May 13.Β 

To answer your question, click on the speech bubble and use this format for your answer: answer to question – first name only – teacher last name (example: 1936 – Peggy – Jones

Question for all Grades 2 through 5:

Go to the Kids Infobits database and search for YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK.

Choose the article above and read the details of the very first National Park! Answer this question: How far does the water shoot up from Old Faithful?

Good luck!

Challenge Day 33

This week, the focus will be on U.S. NATIONAL PARKS. Today is May 13.Β 

To answer your question, click on the speech bubble and use this format for your answer: answer to question – first name only – teacher last name (example: 1936 – Peggy – Jones

Question for all Grades 2 through 5:

Go to the Discovery Education database and do a search for WELCOME TO WIND CAVE. Watch the video about Wind Cave National Park and answer this question. What makes the wind move in and out of the caves at Wind Cave?

You may enjoy searching on Discovery Education for National Parks and viewing some of the other GREAT videos there about our National Parks in the U.S.!

Have FUN!

Challenge Day 32

This week, the focus will be on U.S. NATIONAL PARKS. Today is May 12.Β 

To answer your question, click on the speech bubble and use this format for your answer: answer to question – first name only – teacher last name (example: 1936 – Peggy – Jones

Question for all Grades 2 through 5:

Go to the BrainPop database and do a search for NATIONAL PARKS. Watch the movie and answer this question. How many national parks are in the United States?

You may enjoy going to the U.S. National Park website and exploring! https://www.nps.gov/index.htm

Have FUN!

Challenge Day 31

This week, the focus will be on U.S. NATIONAL PARKS. Today is May 11. My big vacation this year will be to some National Parks with my family. See if you can guess where I am going!Β 

To answer your question, click on the speech bubble and use this format for your answer: answer to question – first name only – teacher last name (example: 1936 – Peggy – Jones

Question for all Grades 2 through 5:

Go to the Britannica School database and do a search for NATIONAL PARK. Read about what a National Park is and what the first national park was in the United States (this is where my vacation is!) Look at the map in the pictures to the left side of the page. What is the name of a state that has MORE than 4 National Parks in that state? Remember to look at the MAP KEY to see what symbol represents a National Park.

Have FUN!

Challenge Day 30

This week, the questions will focus on AUTHORS THAT WE LOVE! Today is May 7. I love a good book! Let’s explore some authors that make us love reading!Β 

Have a GREAT WEEKEND!

To answer your question, click on the speech bubble and use this format for your answer: answer to question – first name only – teacher last name (example: 1936 – Peggy – Jones

Question for all Grades 2 through 5:

Go to the PebbleGo Biographies database and go to Authors and Artists and then to Authors. Look at the list of authors and choose one that you may recognize or that you want to learn something about. Try not to choose one of the authors we have already studied this week. Many of these authors have books in our library that get checked out a LOT!

Read an article and post something that you learned about this author! Also tell me the author that you researched. Enjoy learning about someone new!

Have FUN!

Challenge Day 29

This week, the questions will focus on AUTHORS THAT WE LOVE! Today is May 6. I love a good book! Let’s explore some authors that make us love reading!

To answer your question, click on the speech bubble and use this format for your answer: answer to question – first name only – teacher last name (example: 1936 – Peggy – Jones)

Question for all Grades 2 and 3:

Go to the KidsInfoBits database and search for MO WILLEMS.Β  Choose the Biography with the GREEN square next to it. Read the article and answer this question. What was the first book that Mo Willems wrote for children?

Question for all Grades 4 and 5:

Go to the KidsInfoBits database and search for MO WILLEMS.Β  Choose the Biography with the BLUE square next to it (choose the one with the Lexile of 690). Read the article and answer this question. What was the name of a show that Mo Willems had on Nickelodeon?

Everyone: You all may enjoy learning more about Mo Willems by visiting his website! http://www.mowillems.com/

Have FUN!