Fabius Pompey Elementary School Library
"Once you learn to read, you will be forever free."
Miss Porter, Librarian
Mrs. Way, Library Aide
GOLDEN TICKETS ARE HIDING IN THE LIBRARY BOOKS!
WILL YOU BE A LUCKY GOLDEN TICKET FINDER?
In honor of Dr. Seuss's birthday and Read Across America day on Friday, March 2nd, lucky golden tickets have been hidden in books throughout the library. They are in all sections of the library: chapter books, picture books, non fiction books, easy reader books, and biographies. To claim a golden ticket the book must be checked out to a student, so remember your books on library day! Golden tickets are most likely to be found in books that aren't the usual favorites flying off the shelves; if you're a regular Minecraft, Pokemon, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Where's Waldo/I Spy, etc. borrower, try something new! Your chances of golden ticket discovery will be higher. Hint, hint! This is a great chance to expand your literary horizons! Good luck!
Lucky Golden Ticket Finders
Mercena Herlihy in Nooks & Crannies by Jessica Lawson
Elsa Hull in El Deafo by Cece Bell
Izzy Burton in Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell
Isabella Valletta in Mr. Putter & Tabby Ring the Bell by Cynthia Rylant
Emily Proper in The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Paige Stroh in Bad Kitty Takes the Test by Nick Bruel
Ava Lee in The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
Carmen Givens in The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Chloe Becken in The Littles by John Peterson
Mya Ingason in Mr. Wuffles by Davis Weisner
***NEW MAKER ACTIVITIES HAVE ARRIVED FOR AFTER SCHOOL FUN***
The elementary library has recently acquired some exciting new maker activities for students to enjoy after school. Come tinker with our Little Bits, Amusement Park Engineer kit, Snap Circuits (Snap Circuits Light and Snap Circuits Sound), Spheros, Magnetic Marble Run, Rubber Band Racers, LED fun kit, Chibi Lights--LED circuit stickers, and Paper Circuits.
Here's what's happening in March during library time:
Kindergarten is starting off March with Dr. Seuss. We're reading all the timing and working on our rhyming! St. Patrick's Day stories are coming up, and spring will bring some cheery Kevin Henkes stories (Miss Porter's FAVORITE!).
In first grade, we're still working on our 1.2.3 order to find non fiction books. We'll also be reading about Tattlin' Madeline and thinking about the difference between tattling and telling. We'll be reading Dr. Seuss during Read Across America Week, too!
Second grade is continuing to get comfortable with the Chromebooks. We're exploring our online encyclopedias, World Book and Britannica. Introductory search skills and creating strong passwords are topics to explore, as well.
Third grade heads to the Privacy Playground with the Three Cyberpigs! They'll be learning how to be safe online by protecting private information (what to share and what not to share) and how to be wary of online predators.
Fourth graders are continuing Common Sense Media's Digital Passport modules. They touch on the topics of creating secure passwords, multitasking with technology (not always such a great idea!), safe sharing and privacy online, cyberbullying, effective online searching/keywords, and creative credit (a springboard for copyright smarts, plagiarism, and citing sources).
March continues a focus on being kind online in fifth grade. We'll be discussing cyberbullying, being an upstander, digital etiquette, and peer pressure. Topics will be explored on BrainPop and within the Google Be Internet Awesome curriculum. Several mini research projects and online information hunts will be taking place, as well.
Activity period after school in the library continues. The elementary library is open to 5th graders on Mondays, 3rd graders on Wednesdays, and 4th graders on Thursdays. Space is limited, however, and permission slips will be handed out on a weekly basis during library classes so all students will have a chance to attend on a rotating basis. During this time, students are encouraged to enjoy use of the library Chromebooks, iPads, LittleBits, and other maker and technology tools. Quiet reading, research, homework, puzzling, and gaming are also welcomed.