Monday, November 22, 2010

Book Review by Creann

Mrs. Lewis' 5th grade reading classes have written book reviews on E.L. Konigsburg's From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. I'll be publishing their reviews on this blog once or twice a week. Here's Creann's review...

The mixed up files of mrs.basil e.frank weiler is an incredible is based on two children named Claudia and james Kincaid,bout james family likes to call him jamie.Claudia and Jamie ran away from home because Claudia thought that she was gettingtreated unfarely. So Claudia chose Jamie to come with her.They went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.My favorite character is mrs.Basil E. Frank weiler becauseshe is rich and helpful. She is helpful becauseat the end of the story she help Cladia and Jamie Kincaid get back home were their supposed to be.If anything I would add is that at the end of the story that Claudia nd jamie kincaid’s parents told them how was their trip to them when they got home from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Thank you vewiers

Third & Fourth Grade Author of the Month: Judy Blume

As Thanksgiving approaches, third and fourth graders have been discussing what it means to be a part of a family, and no one is better at telling stories about family than our November author of the month, Judy Blume. Whether it's Peter's struggle as the oldest child in Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, Freddy's attempts to stand out as the middle child in The One in the Middle is the Green Kangaroo, or the "Pain's" difficulty with measuring up to his older sibling in The Pain and the Great One, Judy Blume's portrayals of kids from all types of families are funny and truthful.

Over the past week in the library, third and fourth graders have been exploring some of Judy Blume's books and how they deal with the topic of siblings. In addition, students have been exploring the idea of birth order and how it can shape our personalities.

To find out more about birth order, click here.
To find out more about Judy Blume, click here.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday, and enjoy the time you spend with your family!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Reading Is Fundamental

Today and tomorrow, all of SES's students will be participating in Reading Is Fundamental (RIF). RIF is a national program which provides free books to children as a means of increasing literacy and of promoting a love of reading.

Every one of our students will be receiving a free book of his or her choice this week. Be sure to ask your student about RIF and the book that he or she chose!

For more information about RIF, please see the official site.

Kids, for activities and games related to reading, see RIF's Reading Planet website.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

This Week in the Library

Get a Voki now!

This week we're visiting the AR store as a reward for all the reading we did during the second six weeks!

Thanks to Taaylor for providing the Voki voice of the week!

Monday, November 1, 2010

This Week in the Library

Get a Voki now!

Thanks to Marissa for creating this Voki and to both Marissa and Patrick for recording his voice!

This week in the library, we're reading That Book Woman, by Heather Henson, one of this year's Bluebonnet nominees. To read more about the book, the author, or the pack horse librarians of the 1930s, please visit the following sites: