Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Starting the week after Thanksgiving, we will start tracking your reading. After 5 books, 10 books, 15 books, 20 books, and 25 books, you will be eligible for a new prize. Prizes include backpacks, water bottles, watches, and more. Tickets to college basketball games and visits from college coaches are also possibilities. Also, every single student will be receiving a free one-year subscription to "Sports Illustrated for Kids", delivered to your home! Now, that's pretty cool!
Don't forget that you will still be eligible to receive punches for the "Ice Cream for Books" program and 6th graders are still participating in "Book It." There are plenty of good reasons to read at Pearl C. this year so hope to see you in the library SOON!
Ms. Embry :-)
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
When I got back to school, seven big boxes of new books were waiting for me. I spent all day yesterday unpacking these books and putting them on the shelves for you and I just got so excited because I think you are going to really enjoy them this year.
Last year our school did really well with checking out and reading books and I definitely want to continue that this year. The only thing we need to improve on is BRINGING THEM BACK!!! So let's work on keeping up with these beautiful new books!!
Here's a sneak peek at some of the books you will see when you visit the library!
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Last Friday during our lunch time book club, I randomly picked up a book off our shelf entitled Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson. Anderson is a well-known author for young adults...some of her other titles include Speak and Chains. Speak was made into a movie that stars Kristen Stewart, by the way. It's a GREAT book for young ladies especially who may have been through something traumatic and aren't sure how to cope. But I am getting sidetracked. Fever 1793 is a historical novel based on a devastating event in early American history---the yellow fever epidemic in Philadelphia in 1793. Now, I have always LOVED historical fiction...I wish I could get more of you guys hooked! I couldn't put down Fever 1793 down until I finished it over the weekend. Even though Mattie lived over two hundred years ago, I think girls will still be able to relate to her as a young teenage girl. And even though you may not have experienced anything like what she went through, I think you will be glued to the pages to see how she deals with her life as she knew it falling completely apart...something you might possibly know a little about. If you've never tried historical fiction, check this one out today!
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Another eighth grader, Curtis Fegans, is also a familiar face in the library. Curtis seems to especially enjoy the books along the lines of science fiction and the supernatural. Check with him to see which books are worth your time!
Way to go, Curtis and Lea! You keep me on my toes!! :-)
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
"Percy Jackson and the Olympians" came in number 3 at the box office this past weekend. Some of you may have even watched this movie at the theatre. But how many of you have actually read the series? Check out this trailer for the original book by Rick Riordan and find it in our library today!
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
I'm eagerly waiting for our latest shipment of books to arrive. Sometime in the next couple of months we will be receiving lots of new, fun titles so stay tuned! I will be posting book trailers of some of our new books soon!
This semester when you come with your reading classes we are going to be talking more about research and how to find reliable sources of information on the internet. We will also be talking about great resources such as DASH (online homework help) so I look forward to seeing you when you visit with your reading teachers.
See you soon! Keep reading!