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We are celebrating National School Library Month this week, and we have tons going on! I have been working to update our book recommendations on our website and here in the library. The kids were especially excited about our Warriors Read-Alike list and our What To Do When We Don't Have It At F.AVE lists.
We have also completed our collection of F.AVE library cats just in time for School Library Month!
Our Golden Ticket contest is in full swing too! All over our media center, we have hidden golden tickets and seals for students to find. If a student checks out a book with a golden ticket inside, they can win a prize by reading the book, and either passing an AR test or writing me a book review. We've already had a couple of winners, and many more are reading their books right now!
We have created a few special displays for School Library Month too! One is dedicated to Beverly Cleary, who just celebrated her 100th birthday on Tuesday. We can't keep books on this display because the kids love her so much. The other is based on a Top 100 Children's Book list that we totally love! We just put this display up with books from the top ten, and we will keep adding to it, because we know those books will disappear quickly.
And lastly, but definitely not the least, we would like to thank Ms. Baker, Mrs. "Art" (Radford), and all the students who have given us flowers and made us hearts to go up in the media center! We love you guys too! I've posted a few of our hearts below, but we have many more, and they are all wonderful.
F.AVE is super excited to host an author/illustrator team for a brand new book series! John Bemelmans Marciano has continued writing his grandfather's famous series of Madeline books, including the awesome book Madeline and the Cats of Rome! Sophie Blackall has illustrated many children's books, and this year she was awarded the Caldecott Medal for the book Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear!
We can't wait to hear more about the new series, which is based on an old Italian legend! Our 5th grade is reading witchy legends from around the world in the spirit of being internationally-minded. They are looking at Greek, Indian, Anglo, and Slavic stories. We are excited to compare them to the Witches of Benevento series on May 5th!
Today, we had our 3rd exploration day of the year, maybe the best! We had several kids go on field trips to a GI doctor's office and to Re:loom, a very unique charity organization.
In the media center, we learned about blogging, critiqued some popular blogs, and started our own blogs using Weebly. Check out our webquest here.
Check out some of the pictures below of a few of our other awesome explorations! Hover over each picture to check out what they are up to!
Media Specialist at the Best Little 4/5 School in the world!