Wednesday, December 14, 2016

American Revolution Via PhotoSpeak

Today we used PhotoSpeak to make characters from the American Revolution come alive! Check out this video on Twitter to see how we did!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

5th Grade Orders Decimals

Today I'm excited to show 5th grade why putting numbers with decimals is a super important part of my life- because we use numbers with decimals to keep all of our nonfiction library books in order! We'll be playing Order in the Library to practice our skills. Check it out ... get it... library joke?

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

7th Annual Unusual Reading Spot Photo Contest

It's here- the Unusual Reading Spot Photo Contest is in our 7th year!  Check out some of our older winners!  Below please read our flyer with more information about entering the contest.  The top 10 winning entries will be enlarged to poster size and framed and hung on the wall for all of next school year!  All entries must be emailed to the library by Friday, May 10th, 2017 at 3:00 pm, because the judges will be choosing the winners that day!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Forest North Library Statistics for November

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Bookathon 2016: Share Your Reading Life Day

Today students shared their reading lives with everyone both at home and at school. Check out some of these students reading in their natural habitats!

Forest North Library Statistics for October

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Bookathon 2016: Book Character Dress Up Day

We had so much fun dressing up as our favorite Book Characters on Tuesday! Many staff & students participated. Check out some of these costumes!

Digitally Modeling Fraction Word Problems with 5th Grade

Mrs. Fournier and Mr. Martir are teaming up today to practice fraction word problems with all of 5th grade! We'll meet 3 times today with each homeroom to practice how to build digital models of fractions to solve word problems.

We're using Math Playground as a resource! Check it out and learn with us!

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Hiawatha Peace Day

Forest North is excited to celebrate HIAWATHA PEACE DAY tomorrow. All students will hear this incredible book, do a drum circle with Ms. Billitteri, and a peace run with Mrs. Chadney. All 3rd-5th graders will also be guided through the Bluebonnet quiz to get credit for the book. Happy reading, Eagles!

Thanksgiving Bookathon 2016: Gobble Up Some Books

So excited for the 2016 Bookathon to start tomorrow and help our Eagles get ready to keep reading skills sharp over our ten days apart. 

Check our our schedule below- and make sure you have a cool costume ready for Tuesday AKA Book Character Dress Up Day!

Monday, October 31, 2016

LIBRARY LAB: Emoji Pillows

3rd-5th had a great time designing, sewing & painting our own Emoji Pillows at Forest North's first ever LIBRARY LAB. This week, we will do it again with 30 Kindergarteners, 1st graders & 2nd graders! Stay tuned for what LIBRARY LAB will be offered next!

Monday, October 24, 2016

Using Models to Solve Multiplication & Division Problems in 4th Grade

I am collaborating with Mrs. Velasquez in 4th grade this week to help students visualize multiplication & division word problems with digital models. We're using Thinking Blocks. Check it out!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

4th & 5th grade "Lowriders in Space" Author & Illustrator Visit

4th & 5th graders at Forest North got to attend an amazing presentation by "Lowriders in Space" author Cathy Camper & illustrator Raul the Third today. We even got to ride a bus all the way to CD Fulkes Middle School for the presentation. We had so much fun, learned a lot, and felt so proud to share with other campuses how much we have been reading and participating in the Texas Bluebonnet Award program. Thanks so much for the opportunity, Round Rock ISD & Chronicle Books!

Enrichment Book Clubs Are Underway

Enrichment Book Clubs have started at Forest North! One of the first things librarians like to do when they start book clubs is take a reading inventory. Check out what Forest North Eagles like to read about! 

These Enrichment Book Clubs meet during grade levels' intervention time so that students can work in smaller groups across a grade level. Librarians meet with one group of students per grade level each week and work through books together throughout the year. It's a fun and bonding way to learn. Mrs. Fournier & Mrs. Young love it!                     

LIBRARY LAB: Emoji Pillows

Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd graders- it's your turn! Join us after school 10/31 & 11/7 for this month's LIBRARY LAB- Emoji Pillows! 3rd -5th graders are having a blast learning to sew, design and stuff their own Emoji Pillows, and we can't wait to share the same experience with our younger Eagles. Get your permission slips from and to the library as soon as possible, because we only have materials for 28 participants! Check out this video to see our club in action.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Bookaneer Book Fair Wrap Up

Friday, October 7, 2016

Forest North Library Statistics for September