What are you Reading this February?

It has been a very busy January! Even though it was hard for me to leave my baby after maternity leave was over, it has been so good to see all of you and to be back in the library. I have been very impressed with some of your reading choices! Lots of students have been trying the new ones in our collection – Galaxy Zack, Kingdom of Wrenly, and many, many of our “Who Was…” series.  Which ones have been your favorites?  What are you reading this month?

When I was picking out books for my display shelves I found this amazing book, called A Dream of Freedom by Diane McWhorter.  It tells the story of the Civil Rights Movement. I am learning so many things about our country’s history!  There is a great quote from Frederick Douglass (a former slave) on page 13:

” ‘It is not well to forget the past. Memory was given to man for some wise purpose.  The past is…the mirror in which we may discern the dim outlines of the future.’ ”

Isn’t that inspiring? It makes me want to investigate even more about our past!

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What’s Okay to Do with Our School Technology?

Welcome back, everyone! As we begin the year, we have to talk about our Acceptable Use Policy.  All students received a copy from their homeroom teachers.  After we discuss it in library class (and hopefully after you read it through with the adults at your home), we’ll be playing this Kahoot! game to make sure we understand why we have an “AUP.”

Students in grades 3-6, please click on the link below when Mrs. Barrett invites you to!

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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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