Friday, February 19, 2010

Book Club Fun

We have fun in Book Club! Check out the cheese in Julianne's calzone!

Bluebonnet Parties

We held our Bluebonnet parties in the library this week. All students who read a t least five Bluebonnet books were invited to join us. The winning Bluebonnet book for the state of Texas this year was Help Me, Mr. Mutt! by Susan Stevens Crummell, so our party had a dog theme.

Students had bluebonnets painted on their faces.

We had a "How many dog bones in the bowl?" estimation contest. The winners from each grade level won a free book. If you're curious, there were 134 bones in the bowl.

Fourth grade Bluebonnet readers

Third grade Bluebonnet readers

Fifth grade Bluebonnet readers

Each student was able to choose a free book.

Blue donuts and punch were enjoyed by everyone!

We played "Throw the dog bone in the bowl" with the winners choosing another free book.

We also played "Hot dog" where students passed a stuffed dog and tried not to be the one holding it when the music stopped. The winners of this game also received another free book.

Book Fair Diner - All You Can Read!

Look at the amazing decorations put up by the book fair committee!

The Book Fair is here! Classes begin previewing today, and will continue through Tuesday. The Book Fair will be open on Monday, February 22 from 7:30 - 3:30. Our family night event will be Monday night from 6:30 - 8:00. You are invited to attend Taylor's first annual Creative Art Night, and shop the Book Fair while you're here. Tuesday, February 23 - Thursday, February 25 the Book Fair will be open from 7:30 - 4:00. On Friday the Book Fair will be open from 7:30 - 1:00. On Tuesday through Friday parents are invited to come eat lunch with their child and shop the Book Fair together.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Librarian for a Day

Kyle was the winner of the "Librarian for a Day" auction at the PTA dance and auction. He spent the day with us in the library and we had a great time! He helped us out tremendously with the Bluebonnet parties.

President Research

Third grade visited the library last week to conduct research about a president of the United States. Each student was able to choose a different president and read books to learn about their president.

Snowy Day

Last Thursday it snowed all day. I couldn't resist taking pictures of students as they enjoyed watching the snow from the windows in the library.

The Puzzling World of Winston Breen

Author: Eric Berlin
Call Number: F BER
Winston Breen loves solving puzzles; and when his sister uncovers a twenty-five-year-old scavenger hunt--which leads to a ring worth thousands of dollars--he and his family jump at the opportunity to solve it.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Frisco Reads 2009

Here is a link to the Frisco Reads 2009 story done by Frisco ISD TV. Enjoy!

Susan Stevens Crummel

I was fortunate to be able to hear Susan Stevens Crummel speak at the Early Childhood Center yesterday. She was very entertaining and the kids loved her! She is the author of many books in the Taylor library including Help Me, Mr. Mutt!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Forest Animal Research

Second grade visited the library last week to conduct forest animal research. Each student had a different animal that they researched. They learned facts about their animal such as the animal's habitat, adaptations, size, and diet. After two days in the library they were going to continue their research in the computer lab. Fabulous job second grade!

When You Reach Me

Author: Rebecca Stead
Call Number: F STE
As her mother prepares to be a contestant on the 1980s television game show, "The $20,000 Pyramid," a twelve-year-old New York City girl tries to make sense of a series of mysterious notes received from an anonymous source that seems to defy the laws of time and space.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

That Book Woman

Author: Heather Henson
Call Number: E HEN

Young Cal, who lives high in the Appalachian Mountains with his family, does not understand his sister's love for books, but the Book Woman always wanders to their home, and Cal's parents are always willing to trade something to keep Cal's sister reading.