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?"
Get Your Read On!
The book fair is open:
During school hours.
Thursday the 11th until 7:00 PM
Friday the 12th until 4:30 Pm.
Can't make it? Check out our online store by clicking on the photo below.
Part Wonder Woman. Part Vikings!
From the author's website:
"Seventeen-year-old Eelyn’s world is war. Raised to fight alongside her Aska clansmen in a generations-old blood feud against the Riki, her life is brutal but simple: fight and survive. Until the day she sees the impossible on the battlefield—her brother, fighting with the enemy—the brother she watched die five years ago.Faced with her brother’s betrayal, she must survive the winter in the mountains with the Riki if she wants to make it back to the fjord after the thaw. But when she begins to see herself in the people she’s been taught to hate, the world Eelyn once knew begins to crumble. And after the village is raided by a ruthless clan many believe to be a myth, Eelyn is given no choice but to trust Fiske, her brother’s friend who has tried more than once to kill her. Together, they must end the blood feud between their clans or watch their people be slaughtered.
A lush, Viking-age inspired fantasy about loyalty, forgiveness, and the definition of family."
I will be at Willimantic Public Library to discuss Paul Volponi's book The Final Four. Looking forward to seeing all those who have signed up at 6 pm!
If you still need to sign up, call the
Willimantic Public Library at:
*Students, you need to have read the book in order to discuss it and get that extra credit!*