Are you getting ready for summer? Now is a good time to make sure you have an Ann Arbor District Library card so that you can participate in the summer reading program. It's easy and free!
Do you have your AADL library card registered to use online?
It's time to start bringing back your library books. If your books are lost, your parents can contact me to find out the replacement cost.
Bring back any books with our barcode and spine labels!
Our theme for March is Reading Month was:
Wonderful World: Read it, Know it, Share it!
Yea! We passed our goal and read 222,906 minutes outside of school during the month of March!
We enjoyed the visit from the Green Man!
Congratulations to Ms. Eckel's class for reading 170% of their goal! Ms. Eckel's, Mrs. Seely's, Mrs. Rodriguez, Mrs. Fisher's, and Mrs. Spiroff's can check out an extra book each week for the rest of the year.
The More You Read,
the More You Know!
This year's Children's Media Book Awards (including the Newbery, the Caldecott, and the Coretta Scott King award were announced on January 28. Click here to find out who won!
"They say in every library there is a single book that can answer the question that burns like a fire in the mind." -Qwerty.
"Who Could That Be at This Hour?" by Lemony Snicket
I hope you enjoy watching this interview with Jeff Kinney. He talks about the kinds of books he enjoyed when he was a kid and what his work is like at Poptropica! Check it out!
And you thought you were curious?! Check out the latest about Curiosity, NASA's terrific explorer. Was there life on Mars? Only the curious will find out!
Neil Armstrong, RIP
Search about this wonderful man!
Check out the other fun story and comic writing websites on the Language Arts page.
Quick link to Writing.
Check out the new slide shows at the bottom of this page!
Check it out!
The current book is OZ!
Read wide, read deep! Everyday!
Here are last year's You Wouldn't Want to Be Newsbreaks!
Second graders were immersed in Dr. Seuss as they prepared for Seussical. We hope you enjoy our podcasts!
You can view our 2010/2011
Newsbreaks on School Tube!
You Wouldn't Want to Be. Caruso
You Wouldn't Want to Be. Duggins
You Wouldn't Want to Be. Taveggia
Parents, please help your children return their library books on time! They were given laminated bookmarks to help them remember checkout day. These cards should also be returned each week.
Check out the newest section of my website: Greek Mythology! It is located on the Fun Things to Read and Do and the Language Arts pages!
Information is all around us. . . .
let’s find out in the library!
What made Mo Willems such a funny artist and writer of books and t.v. shows? Click here to see what he has to say.
Visit Mo Willem's website.
Have you read The Red Pyramid yet? Visit the website: http://disney.go.com/disneybooks/kanechronicles/
Why does Rick like librarians? Check this out from School Library Journal:
You thank librarians in the foreword to The Red Pyramid and say without them you'd "be lost in the Duat." How important are librarians to the new series and to your career?
That's such an enormous question. I could write a book on the debt I owe to librarians. Libraries all through my school career were a sanctuary. School can be a scary place and a library is a safe haven for students who feel stressed and are not sure what's going on in their life. Through books you can meet friends and go to new worlds. And I learned quickly in my career, I'd better make friends with the school librarians. They are the single most critical people in a school, and I've been devastated when I hear about cutbacks happening in schools to librarians. When I became a writer, the first champions of my books were librarians, especially in my home state in Texas. I really doubt I would be talking to you today if it wasn't for the librarians who got out there and made a grass roots effort to get the Percy Jackson books into the hands of readers.
Percy Jackson books website:
Click on Olympians, Gods, and Monsters to find out more! Scroll down 'Author' to hear audio clips of Rick reading from some of his books.