We had an incredibly successful year for our first annual Cole School Book Challenge this year! More than 1,700 books were read by 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders and I gave out 100 awards at our last community meeting. Congratulations to all! See below for our final statistics.
An update on our Cole School Book Challenge: More than 1,000 books have been read by students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades! Right now Mr. Touhey's class is ahead with 158 books and 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades are neck and neck overall. Way to go and keep it up! We're setting records this year.
If you're looking for my all-time favorite middle-grade novels, I am slowly adding them to my tumblr: http://middlegradenovels.tumblr.com.
Hello Cole students and families! We have a lot of exciting things happening in the library in the weeks leading up to February vacation. Here are some highlights.
Read more about encouraging independent reading in your children by reading this issue of The School Library Link, a newsletter I published.
Are you interested in strategies to encourage your child to read more? Ever heard of Free Voluntary Reading (FVR)? I have recorded a webinar/screencast about FVR and its many benefits to children. Check it out here on my new "Parent's Page."
And the winner of the 2014 Massachusetts Children's Book Award is...
Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper!
2014 MCBA Honor Books were:
The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
Chomp by Carl Hiaasen
Jake and Lily by Jerry Spinelli
The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann
If you are pursuing Mrs. McGarry's Best Effort Medal (reading all year) or Grand Prize Trophy (successfully reading all 25 books), keep reading and logging in your efforts on the MCBA Tracker! You have until May 31st.