Thursday, January 22, 2009

New Book Clubs coming soon!

Be on the lookout for permission slips coming home soon! Our book clubs are about to start up this semester!

BookEaters Book Club
Rather than being centered around a single book, 4th and 5th grade boys and girls share what they are reading and hear about what others are reading. This book club will integrate technology in new ways, using wikis, blogs, and podcasting. Your child should come to each meeting ready to share about what they have read. Your child will bring his/her lunch into the library during discussion time. The Spring session runs from February 2 to April 30. Ten slots are open.

Eagle Girls Book Club
This book club is open to 4th and 5th grade girls. We will be reading from several fiction genres. The students will be responsible for reading one chapter a week. We will discuss the chapter in the library on Wednesdays during lunch. Your child will bring her lunch into the library during discussion time. The Spring session runs from February 2 to April 30. Ten spots are open.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Eagle Girls Book Club Wraps up the Semester!

December also saw the end of the Eagle Girls book club. We read Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls: Moving Day. The book was a hit with the girls in the club. We enjoyed making a poster of our own favorite rules from the book (and a few of our own made up rules, too)! Because so much of the book talks about the theme of friendship, we made friendship bracelets as a culminating activity!

Thanks for a great semester!

Sci-Fi Book Club Wraps up the Semester!

We had a great fall semester in the Sci-Fi book club. We read City of Ember by DuPrau. The students enjoyed the book! You can read their comments below.

As a culminating activity, on the last day of book club we performed short circuit experiments. Using sample models and batteries, wires, and light bulbs, we predicted which models would light the lightbulb based on the arrangement of the elements. Then we tested each model to see if we were right!

Thanks for a fun semester!

Science Fair Projects!


The deadline is rapidly approaching! If you need help with your science fair project research, please talk to me as soon as possible. I am more than happy to help you find the information you need.

In addition, I will be hosting a research day in the library, dedicated to helping you with research all day. This will probably take place the week of the 12th. If you think you need help, tell your teacher and have them sign you up on the schedule to work with me!