The book everyone is reading now is American Sniper by Chris Kyle. Download yours for free on your favorite mobile device or E-Reader now through March 31st. Just click on the picture or follow the link on our SD Titles to Go page. Yes, it's FREE!!!
Yesterday the TAB members put on two showings of their original puppet play "The Lost Library of Atlantis" at the school library. Children from Begindergarten through 3rd grade enjoyed the antics of several ocean creatures (Fishy, Sharky, Octi and Clam) as they went on a super hero adventure in a dark cave in the deep sea. Thanks to those adults who helped to finish the backdrops (Sharon, Joan) and the TAB gang for working on the props and doing the play (Jakob, Parker, Bryan, Hunter, Christian, Ashley & Nancy). And thanks to school librarian, Holly Whitney, who contacted the classes and let us invade her space!
As our annual Used Book Sale is coming soon, we are in the process of going through our circulation records and pulling some things off the shelves that have not been leaving the building for a period of time. So sad. But the best part is that I am finding new books to read, checking them out and giving them air in the outside world. And I'm not the only staff member doing this! Don't worry. There will still be plenty of books at our sale, thanks to many donations to the cause!
Tuesday was our last day of Crazy 8s math club at the school. Hunter and I were kept busy each week "playing" with twenty Kdg-2nd graders. Polygons built with glow sticks, toilet paper Olympics, measuring and comparing, learning about probability with bouncy dice and more were part of the experience. However, the best perk was getting to know some of the children better! The 10 foot individual measuring tapes for each child were a big hit but they enjoyed the bouncy dice as well and were excited to find out that they each could take a pair home.
Parents, you might want to check out www.bedtimemath.org for more fun with math at home! They will send an email daily with math fun activities that are appropriate for three age levels. Or you can just find activities at their website. They are the non-profit organization that supplied us with the lessons and most of the materials...free!