Monday, October 21, 2013

Kids Can Never Get Enough of Diary of Wimpy Kid!

Some Irondale Middle classes will be joining in the fun of hearing a sneak peek about the latest in the Wimpy Kid series.

This event takes places November 4th at 1:00 p.m. central time.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

It's Teen Read Week! And there's a Prize for that!

While Be A Champion and Read is ongoing until October 28th, the library is drawing prizes from those who have turned in their list of six books.

The books are all from Scholastic and here's the winning book today!

During Teen Read Week the library will be giving away a great book everyday! Logan, please stop by and get your prize. Thank you, Ms. Ward, for being a guest on the news and drawing the winner's name!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Seeing Pink

Here are few things that are coming through the library lately:

  • The news is broadcast through the library and here are a few things going on in the whole school and the library is connected to all of them!
    • The National Junior Honor Society is selling pink t-shirts in honor of breast cancer research and awareness for $9
    • The Be A Champion and Read Contest ends October 27th. Encourage your child to participate!
    • This Friday is our Fall Festival!
    • The library is selling water bottles, powdered flavoring packets, and bookmarks for 50 cents each to raise money for books
  • The next Scholastic Book Fair is scheduled for November 4 - 9!
  • Stay tuned for more news from the library!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Today was our first book club. We read passages from Wonder by R. J. Palacio and discussed the book.

Some of our favorite parts as a group are the birth of August and the hilarious story of the nurse (you will have to read it), the sad Cheese Touch chapter, and reading about Daisy, August and Via's dog.

We also talked about the "precepts" in the book that August's Social Studies teacher brings up to get the kids thinking. At the moment all 5 copies are still checked out, so I can't list one, but I will in the next blog post!
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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

How a Federal Government Shutdown Affects Schools

Yesterday, as we all know by now, the Federal Government shut down. Federal Parks, some Washington monuments, and even the WIC (women, infants and children food distribution program) are being affected.

But did you know that your child's middle school (elementary, high, college) are also being affected?

Yesterday our Teen Living teacher came into the library from the computer lab and said that students could not access the website they were using for research. The 7th graders were researching the food pyramid on a .gov website. The teacher had spent several minutes troubleshooting the reasons the students could not get online.

So, the teacher had to quickly go to plan "B" and explain the Federal Government Shutdown. In the end, there was a lesson, but not the one the teacher had planned.