"TV. If kids are entertained by two letters, imagine the fun they'll have with twenty-six. Open your child's imagination. Open a book." -Author Unknown
Librarian: Ms. Monica Black
Library Assistant: Miss Stacy Davis
8:20 - 8:45 Open Checkout
8:45 - 2:30 Regularly Scheduled Classes
2:30 - 3:00 Open Checkout
*Students may also take advantage of open checkout during the school day. Teachers must give students permission to visit the library during open checkout times.
Policies and Procedures:
- *Pre K teachers may check out books on behalf of their students.
- *Kindergarteners may check out one book at a time.
- *First through fifth graders may check out up to three books at a time.
*Students should bring their books to the library during their regularly scheduled times so that they can return or renew them. All students are expected to demonstrate responsibility by taking care of books and returning them on time. At this time, the library staff does not charge fines for late books. Students may incur fines for books that are lost or damaged. Parents have the option of paying for lost books or sending the student with a comparable replacement book.
The Junior Library Crew
The Junior Library Crew is comprised of a group of Shugart students who volunteer their time to help in the library. The library staff appreciates the following 2013-2014 JLC members:
The Librarian's Pick for Lower Grades
That is Not a Good Idea by Mo Willems
The author of Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus has written another stellar book. In this book, a wily wolf tries to persuade a duck to visit his nearby kitchen. Readers will quickly start to make predictions about what will happen to the duck.
The Librarian's Pick for Upper Grades
Waiting for the Magicby Patricia MacLachlan
When this story begins, it seems that William and Elinor will be the most endearing characters. After all, they are two children whose lives have suddenly changed after their parents separated. However, when their mother decides to adopt four dogs and one cat, readers may not be able to determine if the best characters are the children or the pets. This is a great book for all ages. Those who can not read would certainly enjoy having it read to them.
Waiting for the Magic is a 2013 Texas Bluebonnet Award Nominee.
It's Time for the Book Bytes Contest
Attention students. Would you like to make a book trailer for one of your favorite books? If so, enter the GISD Book Bytes Contest. Make a two minute trailer that will make other students want to read the book. Look at the example for John Grandit's The Ten Rules You Absolutely Must Not Break if You Want to Survive the School Bus.
Bookmark Contest for African American History Month
In honor of African American History Month, the library will be having a bookmark contest. The contest will be open to all third, fourth, and fifth grade students. Winning bookmarks must contain text and images and must illustrate important African Americans and/or events in African American history. Students should talk to the librarian for more details.
For AR information, go to http://www.arbookfind.com/.
Students can look up the quiz number (the simplest way to find the test.
Additionally, students can find the following:
IL = interest level
LG = lower grades
MG = middle grades
UG = upper grades (meaning 8-12th grade)
BL = similar to a reading level -- given in numbers such as 4.2, 5.1
AR Pts = points available for 100% on the test
Quiz Type = kind of quiz students can take - they all have reading practice test as the type.
Some have additional vocabulary tests, too.
"TV. If kids are entertained by two letters, imagine the fun they'll have with twenty-six. Open your child's imagination. Open a book." ~Author Unknown