Monday, February 7, 2011

4th Grade Cherokee Clan Posters

A reading group from Mrs. Hall's 4th grade class came to the media center and researched various Cherokee clans in small groups, then put their information into a poster to share with the class. Here are some of the posters in progress!

Geronimo Stilton-ish Stories

The third grade AG class started typing their Caleb stories in the format of the Geronimo Stilton series which uses different colors and fonts to highlight words and make them better 'sparkle' words. Here are some of the stories still in progress. We are so excited to see the final products!
 Rough drafts to typed copies

 Working on changing fonts and colors

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

NCCBA 2011

It is that time again! Time for the students to read and vote on the NCCBA nominees. NCCBA stands for North Carolina Children's Book Award and is decided entirely based on student votes! Most of the K-2 students will read the picture book nominees and vote with Mrs. DuBois, while 3-6 students can check out and read the junior book nominees and send their votes to Mrs. DuBois. They must read at least 5 nominees to vote. The votes will be sent on to the state and added to other NC student votes to tally up the winners! Winners will be announced toward the end of the school year. All votes are due to Mrs. DuBois by March 15th so they can be counted and sent in to the state on time. To see the list of nominees, stop by the media center to see the poster or check the link below. Good Reading!

Caleb Comes to Life!

What an exciting morning! Mrs. Badgett's AG class each read a Geronimo Stilton book, then came to the media center to talk about how this series uses different fonts and colors to make the words and descriptions more exciting in the writing. Their task - to write an adventure for Caleb the Croc that will all go together as chapters in a class book. They will write the rough draft, then type it using different fonts and colors to make it more exciting and to encourage their use of better descriptive words in their stories. Little did they know Caleb himself was going to stop by! They were so excited when he came in - one even said "this is so unexpected!" The students could not stop telling Caleb about the adventures he was going to have from being stuck in a forest, to lost in a haunted house, to meeting Johnny Depp, to (my personal favorite!) being trapped in the school library when all the book characters come to life! I can't wait to see the finished stories!

New Additions!

Thanks to everyone's support at our book fairs, we were able to purchase lots of new books for the media center! Here are most of the books, minus ones that have already been checked out! The students are all super excited about the new titles and we expect this shelf will be empty before long! So, come by and check out the new books.