Welcome back to another great year at WMS. We're already in full swing here and are excited about all the things the rest of the year will hold. I encourage you to stop by and see me as often as you are able. We have lots of great books just waiting for you.
Allow me to introduce to you our student workers for the year. If you see these girls in our library don't be shy about asking them to help you find something. They'll be happy to do it.
After a short absence, the WMS library will again sponsor a Battle of the Books for each grade this upcoming May. Students compete on teams against other students in their grade based on their knowledge of ten selected books. All reading classes have been informed of the battle and teams will be organized by mid-week. The actual date of the battle is still being determined, but will be sometime in May during the school day. Medals for the winning teams are given, plus everyone who participates will receive a chance to win a large gift bag full of prizes.
The books on each list are...
Orange – Caroline B. Cooney
Lies the Librarian – Richard Peck
Called Birdy – Karen Cushman
Wednesday Wars - Gary D. Schmidt
Hoot – Carl Hiaasen
The Egypt Game - Zilpha Keatley Snyder
Summer of My German
Heat – Mike Lupica
The War of the
Worlds – H.G.
City of Ember – Jeanne DuPrau
Jacob Have I Loved
– Katherine Patterson
The Teacher’s Funeral
– Richard Peck
Each Little Bird That Sings
– Deborah Wiles
The Liberation of Gabriel King
– K.L. Going
– Edward Bloor
– Gail Carson Levine
Among the Hidden
– Margaret Peterson Haddix
Al Capone Does My Shirts
– Gennifer Choldenko
– Louis Sachar
The Midwife’s Apprentice
– Karen Cushman
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler - E. L.
Summer of the Swans – Betsy Byars
Island of the Blue Dolphins – Scott O’Dell
Sixth Grade Can Really Kill You - Barthe DeClements
Pictured above is 7th grade student Hannah Goolsby holding her reading bingo card and her prize gift card.
Congratulations to 7th grade student Hannah Goolsby, winner of our Reading Bingo drawing. To encourage students to read throughout the summer, the library sponsored a summer reading challenge in which students had to read enough books to complete a reading bingo card. Hannah won a $15 gift card to Barnes and Noble Booksellers.
Can you believe it's the start of another school year? Well, it's
here and it's going to be awesome! So, be sure to check back here on
our library blog every now and then for updates regarding library
sponsored events and news.
For today, here are some things you might need to know...
deadline to return the Reading Bingo cards is this Friday, August 12.
These were handed out to all 5th-7th graders at the end of the previous
school year. If you participated, be sure to get your paper back to me
by Friday. Prizes will be given out next week.
library is always in need of boxes of Kleenex and packages of pencils.
If you bought extras while doing your Back to School shopping and would
like give some to the library we would be very appreciative.
the next week or two all students will visit the library with their ELA
class. A brochure will be given to each student detailing information
you will need to know, so be on the lookout for this to come home.
If you ever need to contact me, please do so through my school email. firstname.lastname@example.org