Saturday, August 13, 2016

Art Challenge

Here's a simple google drawing that explains one of the main ideas of Freaky Friday, an older book that was made into a movie twice!

Friday, July 1, 2016

Acting Challenge

Do you like to act out things with your friends or siblings.  Try the acting challenge in the challenge bingo.  Here's a link to our post last summer about this challenge.
Me, Oh Maya

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

As Fast As Words Could Fly

I just read a new book called As Fast As Words Could Fly by Pamela Tuck. It's about a black boy growing up in the 1960's and going to a new school during desegregation. The story is based on the real-life events of the author's father. We always hear the same stories about racial segregation and this book gave me a chance to remember that the civil rights movement involved ordinary people and affected the lives of many people. Luckily, our country has made progress toward tolerated differences, but we still must recognize that we have work to do.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016


I just finished reading Masterminds by Gordon Korman.  I could not put it down.  It's about a town that lived in a very remote and sheltered part of the United States.  Ten children have been cloned from the DNA of extremely bad criminals.  The children have no idea that their lives have been one big lie up until now!  You have to read this book to understand the adventure that begins with this first book in a new series.  I can't wait to read the second one.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Upside Down Magic

I loved reading Upside Down Magic! I am sorry to say that I didn't get to finish reading it to my classes at WLC.  If you pick it up this summer and finish it, you might want to pick the second book in the series. I am definitely going to pick it up for the Callahan library!  Wonky magic lovers, watch out!

Monday, June 6, 2016

On Your Mark.. Get Set.. READ

If you're interested in doing the sports challenge this summer, here's an excellent example of what you could do in your google classroom.  This example was created by Ms. Baffoni.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

WLC and SFE students buddy up to read!

Mallory and Mary buddied up to read this summer. Here's what they had to say about Loot by Jude Watson.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

RICBA 2016 Titles

Hey, 5th graders, Have you read an RICBA title yet this summer? There's still time. Check out El Deafo, Rain Reign, The Vanishing Coin, or Jumpin' Joe Dimaggio.  You've still got time.  The complete list of titles is under the blog tab "Book Lists."  Try to check one out of the library this week!

Here's Madison V's computer challenge about The Vanishing Coin by Kate Egan.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Week 1 Challenge

Here's how a few Burrillville students answered the first challenge question:
What genres or types of book do you think you’ll read this summer? Why?

Grade 3 -
Lily F, SFE:
I like to read fiction books, for example the "Magic Tree House" series. I like "Magic Tree House" because it tells me about the past. I am currently reading "Sophie The Snoop" because I really liked "Sophie The Awesome" and "Sophie The Sweetheart". I liked them because Sophie is funny.

Bella M, SFE
I think I will be reading a lot of fiction books because some of the fiction books are funny, and I also like make believe. They keep me interested in reading the book from beginning to end.

Kyleigh, P, WLC
I think I am going to read Fiction. I picked Fiction because Fiction is not real.
I also like Fiction because I like talking animals like The Three Little Pigs. That is why I like Fiction. 

Grade 4-
Mila, WLC
This summer i will read Big Nate ( Big Nate is funny, cats ( cats and do weird things), dogs ( dogs are cute and fuuny) ,chapter books ( like funny , weird books). Those are the books that I'm planning to read over the summer. i really thing I am planning to read nice books this summer .

Zachary M, SFE
I think I will read more biography books this summer. I want to read Abraham Lincoln and the Union. I really want to learn more about Abe and the Union back then.

Kylie R, WLC
I think I would love to read mostly mystery because I like it how it puts you at the edge of your seat to find out what happens next. I would also love to read non-fiction because I like learning about people and animals that I didn't know existed like a mud skipper fish that can breathe on land.

Grade 5-
Melody, WLC
One genre is fiction because I don't really like nonfiction at all. Another thing I like is realistic fiction because it takes me in the story. Also I love Judy Moody and The One And Only Ivan also last, I love Tuck Everlasting.

Garrett D, SFE
This summer I'm thinking about reading realistic fiction books. The reason why I love realistic fiction books is because the things in the book can happen but didn't. Some of my favorite ones are The Big 1 0 and Swindle. I hope some of the children's book award books are realistic fiction. Also, I hope other people think the same way.

Timmy B, WLC
I think I'll be reading realistic fiction because I like being able to look up some of the stuff and it being real and some of the book has stuff that you can't look up.