Monday, June 4, 2012

Good-Bye Taylor Family

Today is my last official day as the librarian at Taylor Elementary.  I am going to miss the students and staff of Taylor tremendously.  It was so hard to say good-bye to everyone on Friday!  After spending this summer relaxing, and reading lots of good books, I will be teaching preschool next year.  This new job will provide me with much more free time in my schedule, which will allow me to spend more time with my family.  It was a very hard decision to leave Taylor, but one that I know is right for me and my family.

I am very excited that my friend, Jennifer Haveman, will be joining the staff as the new Taylor librarian.  She has been the librarian at Mooneyham Elementary for four years, and she is going to do a great job!  I know you all will be very excited to meet her when school starts!   

Have a wonderful summer Taylor family, and keep reading!!!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Summer Reading Rocks!

Frisco ISD  librarians are starting a summer reading blog.  You can visit the blog for weekly reading themes, book reviews, reading lists, book recommendations, and more!  Here is the link: 

Monday, May 21, 2012

Crispin: At the Edge of the World

Author: AVI
Call Number: F AVI

Branded at traitors by the king's authorities, Crispin and his guardian, Bear, flee to coastal towns in fourteenth-century England, where they perform a musical juggling act and bond as a family after befriending a disfigured girl.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Secrets at Sea

Author: Richard Peck
Call Number: F PEC

In 1887, the social-climbing Cranstons voyage from New York to London, where they hope to find a husband for their awkward older daughter, secretly accompanied by Helena and her mouse siblings, for whom the journey is both terrifying and wondrous as they meet an array of titled humans despite their best efforts at remaining hidden.

Crispin: The Cross of Lead

Author: AVI
Call Number: F AVI

Falsely accused of theft and murder, an orphaned peasant boy in fourteenth century England flees his village and meets a larger-than-life juggler who holds a dangerous secret.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

All Books Due on May 18

All library books are due May 18!  Can you believe summer is almost here?!  We will need all of the books checked in by then so that we can complete our library inventory.  If you have overdue books, let's start working hard to find them and return them.  Thank you for your help in returning your library books on time!!

Animal Adaptations Research

Fourth grade students are visiting the library this week to learn about animal adaptations.  The students really seem to enjoy this research because they are able to choose which animals they would like to learn about.  They research four animals, finding the habitat and four adaptations for each animal.  This is fourth grade's fourth time to visit the library for research this year.  Together we have completed units on Native American tribes, scientists, poetry, and now animal adaptations.  Once again this year, animal adaptations seems to be their favorite of all!

Solar System Research

Third grade came to the library last week for solar system research.  They worked very hard, completing four stations in four days.  Students researched the sun and planets through a variety of activities.  It is always a pleasure having third grade visit the library!

Read to Succeed

If you participated in the Six Flags Read to Succeed reading program, the Six Flags tickets are here!  Look for your ticket to come home in your Thursday folder.  Congratulations, and have fun at Six Flags this summer!!!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Bookmark Contest

It's that time of year again!  It's time for the fourth annual Taylor "Design a Bookmark" contest.  Forms are going home in today's Thursday folders.  We also have extra forms available in the library.  Simply design and draw a great bookmark.  You may use this year's theme of "Catch the Reading Fever!" or come up with your own idea.  Once you're finished, return the form to your teacher or the library.  Winner will be announced at GMT on Friday, May 4.  We will select one first place winner and two runners-up for each grade level.  All three winners will receive a prize.  In addition, copies of each grade level's winning bookmarks will be given out in the library during Children's Book Week.  Remember to be creative and have fun!  Good luck!!