This years book fair is here! We have fantastic posters (Stranger Things and Riverdale!) We have the new Raina Telgemeir book Guts, and I just learned we will be getting the new Diary of Wimpy Kid book Wrecking Ball this week! Click on the image on the left to access the online fair. Don't forget the holidays are around the corner and everyone loves the gift of reading!
Welcome back, the books missed you! I'm excited to see some new faces this year, and look forward to meeting you all with the year to come. Today's post is about the small collection of audiobooks I have for you in the library. Did you know that listening to your books also helps build your vocabulary? It's also not cheating. In fact, 85% of what we learn is learned by listening and 27% of students are auditory learners (Herman, 2016). I listen to books all the time (sometimes more than one book!)
I've borrowed audiobooks from another library and have a wide variety for you to enjoy. Want to read the book too? Of course you can! As always, feel free to ask me for any of your reading (or listening) needs. You can find our audiobooks right next to the library lab and picture books.
I hope you're all enjoying your summer vacation so far! I know I've been enjoying some free time to read. OCDaniel was so enjoyable, and I can't wait to find out what you thought about the book. If you haven't registered at the Willimantic Public Library please make sure you do so (so we have enough Pizza!) Looking forward to meeting some new faces and seeing some old ones tomorrow at 6 pm.
P.S. Don't forget about your projects- I'll answer any questions tomorrow night. I also just added the comic strip template if you need it.
WMS Summer Reading Overview
WMS Book Flyer
The time is counting down to the end of this school year, but that doesn't mean the learning has to end! To help keep your brain sharp of the summer we've got some fun things for you to complete.
For WMS Summer Reading choose one of the books of the Summer Reading Committee's list and complete one of the projects. Don't forget to read a non-fiction book (of your choice) and write a short critique on it. Click below for the overview and list of books.
Remember: I will be at the Willimantic Public Library for 2 books talks- there will be pizza and an extra 25 points for you to earn!
Check out the "Students- Creative Tools" page for apps and websites to help you with your project.
Will it be Dav Pilkey's Dog Man or Jeff Kinley's Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul?
The final four have taken stage. Vote for your favorites and see who the last contenders will be!
Today marks the beginning of Windham Middle Schools vote for favorite book. 16 Books will enter, which will be the best of them all? Round 1 voting starts now- fill out the form below! Stay tuned to see which books move on.
The last book fair of this school year will be starting this Wednesday, February 27th. I will be open during school hours, and will be open during conferences this week. I'll be here until 7 PM on Thursday and 4 PM on Friday. If you can't make it, please consider shopping online to support the Windham Middle School Library! Click on the photo below to enter our online store.
With under 10 days to go until winter break, your library has been celebrating by revealing a new book each day. Outside the library, a winter wonderland bulletin board exists. Each day we get closer to break and so each day a new book is highlighted. Check out one of these books, write a small book mark review and win a prize when we come back next year!
Aru Shah and The End of Time.
Twelve-year-old Aru Shah has a tendency to stretch the truth in order to fit in at school. While her classmates are jetting off to family vacations in exotic locales, she'll be spending her autumn break at home, in the Museum of Ancient Indian Art and Culture, waiting for her mom to return from her latest archeological trip. Is it any wonder that Aru makes up stories about being royalty, traveling to Paris, and having a chauffeur? One day, three schoolmates show up at Aru's doorstep to catch her in a lie. They don't believe her claim that the museum's Lamp of Bharata is cursed, and they dare Aru to prove it. Just a quick light, Aru thinks. Then she can get herself out of this mess and never ever fib again. But lighting the lamp has dire consequences. She unwittingly frees the Sleeper, an ancient demon whose duty it is to awaken the God of Destruction. Her classmates and beloved mother are frozen in time, and it's up to Aru to save them.
The only way to stop the demon is to find the reincarnations of the five legendary Pandava brothers, protagonists of the Hindu epic poem, the Mahabharata, and journey through the Kingdom of Death. But how is one girl in Spider-Man pajamas supposed to do all that?"