Monday, October 25, 2010

Go Texas Rangers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Out Texas Rangers are going to the World Series!!! We have many baseball books available for check out. Come on down and get one today!

Pumpkin Time!

I love it when thid grade brings down their pumpkin pal projects to display in the library. Aren't they fantastic! Every student in third grade designs and creates a pumpkin to look like a character from a book that they've read.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Vocabulary Parade Coming Soon!

Taylor's fifth annual Vocabulary Parade will be taking place on Thursday, November 11. Parents are welcome to join us in the cafeteria to view the parade. Every Taylor student and staff member will be dressed as a word for the parade. Look for information that will begin coming home in this week's Thursday folders. When you decide on the word you want to portray, don't forget to turn in your word form to your teacher.

Storytelling Festival

Fourth grade headed out to the Storytelling Festival on Friday, October 8. I tried to take pictures of the storytellers but we were too far away from them for the pictures to turn out. We had a great time listening to all of the wonderful storytellers. The highlight for me (and many of the students that I asked) was hearing Willy Claflin. He is the author of The Uglified Ducky and he brought Maynard Moose with him. He was hilarious! I am so glad that we got to hear him in person. I am ordering more Maynard Moose books for the library for sure!

Fifth Grade Book Club

Our fifth grade book club met for the first time yesterday. It was a lot of fun! We have seven student members, plus Mrs. Howeth and me. The students were excited to find out what our first book to read together would be. The answer: The Homework Machine by Dan Gutman!

Hotel For Dogs

Author: Lois Duncan
Call Number: F DUN
Andi, unable to adopt an adorable stray dog because of her aunt's allergies, enlists her brother Bruce in a plan to care for the dog and its puppies in an abandoned house down the street, but when the siblings give in the urge to take in more canine guests, the secret becomes too large to keep.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Author: Gordon Korman
Call Number: F KOR

Six children try to escape from a desert island in the Pacific Ocean in order to save their lives.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Frisco Reads

Frisco Reads will take place at Heritage High School on October 26 from 4:30 - 6:30. This is a fun event for Frisco ISD staff, students, and their families. Featured authors this year include Anastasia Suen and Gordon Korman. Please visit the Frisco Reads website for more information:


Author: Gordon Korman
Call Number: F KOR
Four children, having survived a shipwreck and a week with no food, arrive on a deserted island in the Pacific Ocean, missing two of their friends, and find themselves in danger of being found by some very dangerous people.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Bluebonnet Book Club

Our Bluebonnet Book Club met for the first time this morning. If you signed up to join the club, don't forget to be here early on October 21 and 28, and November 4 and 18. Today we listened to The Uglified Ducky by Willy Claflin. Which one will we read next week? You'll have to come to find out!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Author Anastasia Suen

One of the most exciting parts of my job is the privilege of hosting authors who come to speak at our school. Today we had author Anastasia Suen visit our school and present to all of our students.
She signed many books for students while she was here.
The students listened to Mrs. Suen speak about how a book is made and the process she uses when she writes a book.

Love Those Book Fair Decorations

I always love to see the library and hallway decorated for book fair. The kids get so excited because the decorations mean book fair is on the way!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Because of Winn Dixie

Author: Kate DiCamillo
Call Number: F DIC

Ten-year-old India Opal Buloni describes her first summer in the town of Naomi, Florida, and all the good things that happen to her because of her big ugly dog Winn-Dixie.


Author: Gordon Korman
Call Number: F KOR

Six children try to survive on a desert island in the Pacific Ocean after a storm destroys their boat.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Book Fair ~ Here's to Our Heroes!

Book fair is happening this week! We had some real life heroes visit our book fair on Monday and Tuesday. A policeman and firemen from Plano visited with students while they previewed the book fair. The book fair will be open from 7:30 - 4:00 daily, and 7:30 - 1:00 on Friday. Come by and shop for some great books today!