Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Here's How We Did Last Year:

Click on the image to zoom in on our library profile for last year. Our circulation improved by 33% last year! We also went from 7 to 37 Bluebonnet voting party attendees!

Monday, August 30, 2010

FNE now on Facebook!

Forest North Elementary is now on Facebook! Please go to our Facebook profile page and click "like" to follow our status updates. We'll keep you posted on upcoming events and other important messages about our school. Thanks so much for supporting your child's school!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

I Need My Teachers to Learn

Hello Eagles! Mrs. Fournier attended the Round Rock ISD Superintendent's Leadershop Retreat a few weeks ago. One of her breakout sessions was on the use of technology for our students to become tech-savvy but also to reach them in the way they think, which is sometimes a little different than the we way we old folk teachers think! Part of our session included this powerful video put together by Robert Autrey. The song he used is a well-known one by Kevin Honeycutt. Enjoy! I hope you're as inspired by it as I was.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Library Impact on Student Achievement

Mrs. Fournier here, blogging to you live from the Forest North Library. I'm already back in the saddle, Eagles, cataloging new books, designing the Forest North Bluebonnet Book program for this year, getting new technology ready for our classroom teachers, and helping teachers know what the library can do to help you learn! This morning, I gave a presentation to our teachers new to Forest North. They are a very articulate, motivated, beautiful bunch of teachers! Check out my Prezi to see what we plan to work on together this year. Learn more about making fancy presentations at Prezi.com.

It won't be long now. I look forward to seeing everyone's new haircuts, shiny shoes and summer tans!

Library Nights

Attention Eagles! We have had 5 Bluebonnet Book Award Library nights throughout the summer! Many kids have a huge head start on reading 5 Bluebonnet Book Award nominees. All 3rd-5th graders who read 5 or more books are eligible to vote in the voting party. Last year's voting party had 37 kids come and play "Just Dance" on a Nintendo Wii, Bluebonnet Book Bingo, and received a free book and poster courtesy of Scholastic. We have all Bluebonnet Books available for checkout here at the Forest North Library, but they are also available at any branch of the Austin Public Library or for purchase at any local bookseller with children's literature. For a list of the Bluebonnet Book Award nominees this year, click here.