Friday, January 28, 2011

Third Grade Arctic Animal Research

Third grade came to the library for four days last week for Arctic animal research. Each day students completed a different station. They completed a map of where penguins live in the world, made an Arctic animal food chain, graphed penguin heights, and created a life size penguin. They worked very hard and we all learned a lot about penguins and Arctic animals in the process. Thanks for a great week third grade!

Monday, January 24, 2011

My Life as a Book

Author: Janet Tashjian

Call Number: F TAS

Dubbed a "reluctant reader" by his teacher, twelve-year-old Derek spends summer vacation learning important lessons even though he does not complete his summer reading list.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Bluebonnet Voting

Taylor has voted and our favorite bluebonnet book this year was 11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass. The Uglified Ducky by Willy Claflin was in second place, and Squirrel's World by Lisa Moser was in third place. Now we can't wait to find out which book will win for the state of Texas once all the votes across the state have been counted.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Taylor Spelling Bee

Our second annual Taylor Spelling Bee was held on January 11, 1022. I am so proud of all of the spellers who worked so hard studying for the bee. Here are just a few of the words that were spelled correctly by students at the bee: thespian, versatile, exoskeleton, enzyme, liberation.
A special thanks to our pronouncer and judges!

Congratulations to our winner Jake! He will advance to the Collin County Bee in February.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Return of the Homework Machine

Author: Dan Gutman
Call Number: F GUT
After discarding their infamous homework machine, four friends, now in sixth grade, find themselves once again at the police station, this time giving testimony about an incident involving a powerful computer chip, a Grand Canyon treasure, and a dead body.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Scientist Research

I have enjoyed having fourth grade in the library this week learning about scientists. Each student was assigned a scientist to research. They are completing a project over the weekend and we will have some of their products on display in the library soon. Great job fourth grade!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Bluebonnet Forms Due January 13

Don't forget to return your Bluebonnet forms by Thursday, January 13. We have a lot of Bluebonnet books available for check out in the library if you still need to read a few. Extra forms are available in the library if you need one. You only need to read five Bluebonnet books to participate in the Bluebonnet reading program and vote for your favorite!

Monday, January 3, 2011


Author: Roderick Gordon

Call Number: F GOR

As fourteen-year-old archaeologist Will and his friends plummet down a subterranean pore, they face deadly creatures and discover a strange fungal shelf, which not only reveals artifacts from ancient civilizations, but clues to a lost land at the end of the Earth.