Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Friday, November 16, 2012

Hope you have a 
FUN & HAPPY Thanksgiving
Click this Thanksgiving Fun link to see great information & activities on the National Geographic Kids website.

Monday, November 12, 2012

The Wall, by Eve Bunting, is one of my favorite picture books about remembering veterans.

 To watch a video about this book, click here... THE WALL
This video is through Pioneer Library so it will ask for our username (pioneer) and password (online)
Some of the Veterans in my family...
My great-grandfather, grandfather and father.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

President for a Day

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

We are starting a new reading activity this year, " Battle of the Books" with 5-6 grade. Students that are interested, and their team members, read books from a list of 20 books. In March we have a battle to test their knowledge of the books they read, then the winning team from Orchard will go on to the district competition at the end of March.

The books that are chosen for the BOB book list are a mixture of genres. Many are classic books that have been around for awhile. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a good book to read.
Here is the book list for this years BOB...
Author                                               Title                                 
Banks, Lynne Reid                         The Indian in the Cupboard
Burnett, Frances Hodgson             The Secret Garden
Burnford, Sheila                         The Incredible Journey
Clements, Andrew                         No Talking
Denzel, Justin                         Boy of the Painted Cave
DiCamillo, Kate                         The Tale of Despereaux
Farley, Walter                         The Black Stallion
Goble, Paul                                     The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses
Haddix, Margaret                         Running Out of Time
Juster, Norton                         Phantom Tollbooth
Karr, Kathleen                         The Great Turkey Walk
Lewis, C.S.                                     The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds             Shiloh
Park, Linda Sue                         The Kite Fighters
Konigsburg, E.L.                         From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
Peck, Robert Newton             Soup
Sachar, Louis                                     Sideways Stories From Wayside School
Shahan, Sherry                         Frozen Stiff
Taylor, Theodore                         The Trouble with Tuck
Urban, Linda                                     Crooked Kind of Perfect