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

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Join Ukulele Club

Mrs. Fournier & Ms. Velasquez invite 3rd, 4th & 5th graders to join us for Ukulele Club! Applications available here or in the library and are due 10/18 at 3:00! 16 lucky students will get to borrow a ukulele for the year to take home and practice. We'll meet every Tuesday after school - students who own their own ukulele are welcome to apply as well!

Bookaneer Book Fair - where Books are the Treasure!

Last night we had a blast following a treasure hunt and finding out our pirate names! Ms. Decker's name was the best- Dead Man Sparrow. 

All treasure hunters who completed the challenge earned a little Hershey-flavored Treasure, but also were entered into a drawing for a $10 gift certificate- the winner was Evie in 3rd grade. Congratulations, Evie!