Thursday, May 27, 2010

Mrs. Roopy Is Loopy!

Author: Dan Gutman
Call Number: F GUT

A.J. and his classmates are convinced that new school librarian, Mrs. Roopy, has multiple personality disorder because she keeps pretending to be famous people.

Flashlight Reading

It's flashlight reading time again! This is one of our favorite weeks of the year. Every class will visit the library and read using flashlights while we turn off all of the lights in the library. It's our way of celebrating the end of another wonderful school year!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Another Student Booktalk

Here is another student booktalk from Eilidh. Thanks Eilidh!

All Books Due Friday, May 21

All books are due today! If you didn't bring your books today please return them next week. Thank you!!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Wimp Yourself

Mrs. Huff

At Taylor we LOVE the Wimpy Kid books by Jeff Kinney. Check out this website where you can "wimp yourself." It's fun!

Monday, May 17, 2010

When the Soldiers Were Gone

Author: Vera Propp
Call Number: F PRO

After the German occupation of the Netherlands, Benjamin leaves the Christian family with whom he had been living and reunites with his real parents who returned from hiding.

Little House in the Big Woods

Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder
Call Number: F WIL

A year in the life of two young girls growing up on the Wisconsin frontier, as they help their mother with the daily chores, enjoy their father's stories and singing, and share special occasions when they get together with relatives or neighbors.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Fifth Grade Booktalks

I had four brave fifth grade boys volunteer to be the first to try something new. They chose a book that they would like to recommend to other students, and practiced speaking about the book. Then we used our new IPOD's with video to record them doing their book talks. I think this will be a lot of fun to use in the future. Thank you to Tre', Hakeem, Isaiah, and Raj from the fifth grade book club that were our first to give video book talks to share.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

City of Ember

Author: Jeanne DuPrau
Call Number: F DUP

In the city of Ember, twelve-year-old Lina trades jobs on Assignment Day to be a Messenger to run to new places in her decaying but beloved city, perhaps even to glimpse Unknown Regions.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Poetry Unit

Fourth grade is using the library this week to work on a poetry project. The students are using library books to find examples of haiku, limerick, clerihew, free verse, and concrete poetry. They will complete their projects in the classroom by writing and illustrating original poems.

Hall Display Cases

Pictures of the hall display cases we recently decorated:

Bookmark Contest Winners

We had an amazing respose to our bookmark contest with 116 Tylor students submitting entries. Mrs. Lester was our judge and chose three winners per grade level. This was a hard job! Just look at some of the amazing entries:
Our winning bookmarks are on display in the library:

Little House on the Prairie

Author: Laure Ingalls Wilder
Call Number: F WIL

A family travels from the big woods of Wisconsin to a new home on the prairie, where they build a house, meet neighboring Indians, dig a well, and fight a prairie fire.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Solar System Research

Third grade is joining us in the library this week for solar system research. They are having fun using books to look up the diameters of planets and using what they find to create a graph. They are also learning about the moon and the sun, and researching a planet of their choice.