Guess What Arrived Today?

It might be summer (and I hope you’ve found something to read that you ENJOY), but that doesn’t mean that the Sippican library is quiet. We have had so many boxes of new and exciting books arrive this summer! Thanks to the Vocabulary Day fundraiser we were able to order many, many new titles that are just waiting to get checked out in September. And MOST exciting is the arrival of the 8th Harry Potter book! It was waiting for me today when I came in to check my mail and do some organizing.  I can’t wait to get home and start reading! Have any of you finished it?  What did you think?

I’m looking forward to seeing all of you soon.  Remember, we have some awesome ideas for summer reading on our book lists. They are posted up at the top of this website if you’ve lost your summer sheet!

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Busy Library – Busy School!

Wow, what a month it has been! The library has been hopping with fourth grade students preparing for their zoo projects, fifth grade students working on American Revolution biography projects, first graders learning about many different types of folk tales, second grade practicing with finding books in our Alexandria online catalog, and third graders showing what they’ve learned about finding materials in the library.  We’ve also received some very special fundraising funds from Vocabulary Day 2016.  Thank you to everyone who participated!  As we prepare for summer reading and the closing of another year, which books should the library add to its collection?  Do you have a suggestion for an author, book, series, or audiobook that we don’t already have?  If so, click on the link below and tell me about it.  I’d love to hear your suggestions!  You can also write them on the bulletin board in the library.

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5th Grade Bloggers

Fifth grade has been learning about netiquette – the manners we use to express ourselves online. We composed our first blog posts last week on index cards about books we are currently reading.  We posted them on the walls around the library classroom and used sticky notes to make our comments.  Great comments continue the conversation that was started in the post, show respect for the writer, use an emoji to make feelings clear, stay on topic, and include our first name with a last initial.  Students are doing an awesome job!  Here are some photos of the comments and a video clip of Mrs. Milde’s class in action.

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