Tuesday, January 25, 2011

I received a fun set of "question" dice this week that we are using in our story time discussion. We are reading "THE EMPTY POT" by DEMI and then rolling the dice to see if anyone can answer the questions it asks. This is a great story about honesty and it will be fun to see how well students listen and comprehend what happens in the story.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Book Fair

During parent teacher conferences, the first week in February, we will be having a Scholastic book fair in the library. Next week we will be watching highlights of a few of the books that will be available and students will be bringing home a flyer with more information on some of the books we will have. I hope to see you there! ~ Mrs. Morley

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Media Center Theme

We have two mini-themes going in the media center right now, fantasy/castle & animal/jungle. We are going to choose one of these two themes and GO BIG. I need your help!! Choose which theme you think we should do by voting to the right.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

And the winners are...

Below is a list of many of the award winners announced January 10th...

Newbery Medal- for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature
"Moon Over Manifest" written by Clare Vanderpool

Caldecott Medal- for the most distinguished American picture book for children
"A Sick Day for Amos McGee" illustrated by Erin E. Stead, written by Philip C. Stead

Coretta Scott King (Author) Award - honoring an African American author
"One Crazy Summer" written by Rita William-Garcia

Coretta Scott King (Illustrator) Award - honoring an African American illustrator
"Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave" illustrated by Bryan Collier

Belpre (Illustrator) Award- honoring a Latino illustrator
"Grandma's Gift" illustrated and written by Eric Velasquez

Belpre (Author) Award- honoring a Latino writer
"The Dreamer" written by Pam Munoz Ryan, illustrated by Peter Sis

Geisel Award- for the most distinguished beginning reader book
"Bink and Gollie" written by Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee, illustrated by Tony Fucile

Sibert Medal- most distinguished informational books for children
"Kakapo Rescue: Saving the World's Strangest Parrot" written by Sy Montgomery, photographs by Nic Bishop

Wilder Medal-
honors an author or illustrator whose books, published in the United States, have made, over a period of years, a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children.
Tomie dePaola

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Caldecott & Newbery

Next Monday, January 10th, the Caldecott & Newbery Award winners will be announced. This week I am sharing a few of the past award winners and encouraging students to find other award winning books in the library that they can read.

If you would like to view a list of Caldecott (picture book) Award winners from the past, go to the ALSC Caldecott link under the online resources. Once at the ALSC site, you can also see the Newbery winners from the past by choosing that tab on the left.