Friday, July 31, 2015

Umbrella Summer

Brenna, Grade 4, WLC read this book- I think she has mixed emotions about it- any thoughts? Leave a comment.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Another Trailer

Samantha in Grade 4 chose this book trailer to share about Duke by Kirby Larson

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Do You Like Book Trailers?

Aiden C.  posted this book trailer from one of the Stink books-

Stink And The Worlds Worst Super Stinky Sneakers

Monday, July 27, 2015

Some of the Best Books of the Summer, So Far...

Here's what Aiden C., Grade 3, WLC, has to say:

The best book I read this summer was Horrible Harry and the Ant Invasion by Suzy Kline. I think it is the best book I read this summer because the principal was afraid of ants. The ants came in a vial in an envelope. There where three run away ants and Mrs. Mackle caught one and Harry who was the ant monitor got bit when he caught the other two ants. Harry got a second chance to be the ant monitor. Then the class got to get fish with the ants. I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to my friends.
I don't think I've read a Horrible Harry book in about ten years. Maybe I'll pick one up at school this week. Mrs. Lebrun

Tamia S, Grade 4, WLC says:

My favorite book this summer is Chocolate Fever It is about this boy he loves to have chocolate for breakfast,lunch,and dinner and one morning he was getting ready for school and his mother was telling him to hurry up and it was almost 8:30 and so then they had to hurry up and get to school on time so as you can see, it is a really good book.
Sounds like you haven't finished the book yet, Tamia. This is one of my old favorites. I read it years ago and I still love it. Mrs. Lebrun

Alex V. Grade 5, WLC says:

I liked The Vanishing Coin by Kate Egan. It is about a boy named Mike who tricks a bully, named Jackson Jacobs, by making Jackson's quarter disappear. I loved this book because it is like a mystery book. I compare it to a mystery because there are parts of magic that you don't see. As Mike is doing the tricks, you're trying to figure out how he's going to solve the trick. I really liked some of the tricks he did especially the one when he put Jacksons quarter in the dollar bill and the coin slipped out into Mikes hand. The directions on how to do the trick were in the book and I was able to show it to my Mom and Dad. The Vanishing coin was a great book because I loved the tricks and the book itself. I look forward to reading the next book, " The Incredible Twisting Arm".

I just got the next two in the series and I brought them home to read a few weeks ago. Hopefully, I'll get around to it this week! Mrs Lebrun

Monday, July 20, 2015

Friday, July 17, 2015

What Have You Been Reading Lately?

This book was made into a movie that
I am going to try to watch soon.
It's the middle of July and I've been reading a bunch of books this summer. One that I can't seem to put down right now is The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman.  I've always wanted to read it but I don't usually have the time during the school year for long books.  It is fabulous!  For fantasy/adventure lovers, it is a great read.  I recommend it to fifth graders who want a challenge this summer.  Lyra, the main character, lives in a world of scholars, with her daemon(an ever changing animal spirit connected to each human being).  Her uncle, Lord Asriel visits and her whole world is torn upside down.  She enters a world filled with Gobblers and missing children and armored bears and witches.  Let me know what you've been reading this week- comment anonymously, but include your first name and last initial, along with your grade and school.  Or choose one of the challenges and send me the information that way!
Happy Reading!!

Friday, July 3, 2015

Happy 4th of July!

Libraries are . . . essential to the functioning of a democratic society . . .libraries are the great symbols of the freedom of the mind.- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Our public libraries are one thing that makes me proud to live in America!  Libraries provide everyone - everyone! - with free access to information and books, services to help them learn and grow as people, and fun programs for kids and adults alike.

Several students have been taking advantage of this wonderful service by visiting the Jesse Smith Library to get a jump on our Week 5 Library Challenge.  Here are some of their stories:

Jackson L. from SFE says: 

My trip to the library was fun. I got my own library card from the library. The Librarian that got me my card was very nice. We got to look at new books. I even got a pencil that says “I love Jesse Smith Library” and I got a reading log that says “every hero has a story”. I learned I could return my library books even to a Providence library or any in the state, but Jesse Smith is closer. I rode the elevator to the second floor. We found Ms. Robin, did you know there was two Ms. Robins that work at the library. Anyway, Ms. Robin showed us around and then helped me look for the books that I checked out from the library. It took like a second the check out my books. The librarian said the requirement was to return the books by July 15th, that’s 3 weeks. I checked out “Henry and Mudge and the Sneaky Cracker” by Cynthia Rylant; “A Fly Went By” by Mike McClintock; and I got “Frog and Toad Are Friends” by Arnold Lobel. That was the most fun library of all, except when I went there in 1st grade. I look forward to my next visit in three weeks. 

Alex V. from WLC says: 

I went to the library with my Nannie and my brother. I was able to show my Nannie around since she had never been there before. I showed her that the library had an elevator so she didn't have to use the stairs. I also showed her that there was a Lego Club there. I have joined the Lego Club in the past and I had made a cowboy saloon. I am looking forward to doing the Lego Club again this summer. I am thinking of making a house on fire and the firemen are coming to help the people out of the house. I love Legos and I was able to find the," Lego ideas Book", so I can build what I want. I was able to check out my book with my library card and the librarian was very nice to me. I am looking forward to going back again.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Kyleigh's Work- an artist among us

Kyleigh P., WLC, Grade 3 decided to use Google Drawing to create a picture of Best Friends Forever- a Bink and Gollie story by Kate DiCamillo.  Here is what she did.