Monthly Archives: April 2014

Upcoming Events and Poetry Month Pics

Greetings, Wildcats!  Hope you are enjoying poetry month.  We are having a blast with our poetry month centers! We have several different stations where our students read poems, write poems, illustrate poems, copy poems, or create poems of their own.  See some of our magic in action below.

This month is flying!  We have several upcoming events planned.

Thursday, April 24th is Poem in Your Pocket Day.  Make sure you have a poem in your pocket to share with those you love! Can’t find the right poem?  Haven’t written one yet?  Make sure you stop by one of our poetry stations, which will be in operation through Wednesday, April 30.

It’s super important to read during the summer break.  If you don’t, you lose valuable reading skills. The Athens- Clarke County Library has a great summer reading program to encourage all of you to come in and check out books. On Thursday, May 1, ACC Librarian Ms. Kim James will visit OAES to discuss the summer reading program.  I will also introduce our summer reading lists, which we are compiling this week.

Don’t have enough books to read at your house?  On Monday, May 5 and Tuesday May 6 volunteers from awesome Athens organization Books for Keeps will be here to distribute 12 free books to each student in our school grades K-5. This is our first I am so THRILLED, and I know you all will be too.

Wednesday, May 7 Mr. Marty Barrett and his crew from the Woodruff Arts Center will share their Poetry Off the Page Program.  This event was sponsored by AthFest Educates and our P.T.O.  Thanks AthFest!  Thanks, P.T.O.  We ❤ you!

Thursday, May 8 Ms. Lauren Knowlton from the Young Adult Program of the ACC Library will discuss their summer reading program with our 5th Grade.  We also will have the Books for Keeps Distribution for our 5th grade.

Monday, May 12 all library books are due for inventory.  Make sure you get them back to us no later than Friday, May 16– the last day of school!

 

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Poetry Month!

Welcome, Wildcats! Happy Poetry Month! We love poetry here at Oglethorpe, and we have lots of fabulous poetry oriented centers for you to explore when your class visits the library. You can write poems, decorate poems, &  read poetry all month long. Remember, if you would like to check out a poetry book, you can find them in the 811’s and 821’s.

This morning our fifth grade school champions traveled with Mr. Todd and me (Mrs. Sugiuchi) to Clarke Central High School to participate in the District Battle of the Books. We are so proud of their hard work! Make sure to congratulate Aida, Tavia, Leo and Jay for representing the Wildcats in the last battle.

Exciting news! Our intern Clarissa Raybon and I were awarded a grant from First Book UGA. We will be able to purchase books for all of our CLASE students to read with a mentor and take home next semester. We so appreciate Ms. Clarissa’s help, not just with this grant but for all her hard work. Make sure you thank our interns (Todd, Clarissa, Jane, Molly,Shelby, Kristina, and Laura Frances). They help make our LMC great!

And lastly, thanks to all of our students and teachers and families. It’s an honor to work with all of you!

Happy Reading!

PS:  Super thanks to everyone for supporting our book fair.  We raised nearly a $1000 which we will use to buy supplies and pay for special programming for our LMC.

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New Books We Love!

We’re really excited about the great new books now available to check out! Here are some of our favorites:

P.S. Be Eleven
by Rita Williams-Garcia
Call #: F Wil

P.S. Be Eleven by Rita Williams-Garcia

From the bestselling author of One Crazy Summer comes another adventurous tale of Delphine and her family. Now eleven years old, Delphine must face the challenges of sixth grade: being the tallest girl in class, going to her first school dance, and watching over her hard-to-handle little sisters. And now Uncle Darnell is back from Vietnam, but something isn’t the same. At least Delphine can write to her mother in California for advice! For fans of One Crazy Summer, Rita Williams-Garcia’s newest book is sure to please! This historical novel, set in the 1960s, features vivid characters, insight into family relationships, and a strong sense of place.

Wonder
by R.J. Palacio
Call #: F Pal

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

August Pullman was born with a facial deformity that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face.  Wonder starts  in Auggie’s point-of-view, but soon switches between his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others to create a portrait of one community’s struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance. Now a #1 New York Times bestseller, we guarantee that R.J. Palacio’s newest book is a must-read!

 

Just Grace
by Charise Merlice Harper
Call #: F Har

Just Grace by Charise Mericle Harper

Third-grader Grace Stewart gets stuck with the name “Just Grace” when she tries to distinguish herself from the three other Graces in her class. Grace is plenty different, though. She has a “teeny-tiny superpower,” —she can tell if someone is unhappy and often tries to fix it. When she comes up with  an elaborate plan to help her neighbor Mrs. Luther feel less lonely, however, her good intentions backfire rather dramatically. Finish reading and love Just Grace? Good news: there’s a whole series! Don’t miss the rest of the Just Grace series: Still Just Grace, Just Grace Goes Green, Just Grace Walks the Dog, Just Grace and the Snack Attack, Just Grace and the Terrible Tutu, and Just Grace and the Double Surprise! And be sure to check out the Just Grace website for an interactive look at the book, including a superpower quiz, podcasts, excerpts, and downloads!

 

Pink Me Up
by Charise Mericle Harper
Call #: E Har

Pink Me Up by Charise Mericle Harper

For pink-obsessed Violet Bunny, attending the Pink Girls Pink-nic and Tea Party with her mama is the best day of the year-you should see her outfit! It’s always been girls-only, and pink-pink-pink. But when Mama wakes up with pink spots, the day seems ruined-until Daddy steps in to take her place. But Daddy is a boy, and not at all pink. What to do? Why, pink him up, of course. And with stickers, glitter, ribbons, and tape, the pink-nic becomes a daddy-daughter outing, and Violet’s pinked-up daddy is the hit of the party. Violet realizes she can pink up anything-and she will! We absolutely love this cute picture book with its awesome illustrations!

 

Same, Same but Different
by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw
Call #: E Kos

Same, Same but Different by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw

Elliot lives in America, and Kailash lives in India. They are pen pals. By exchanging letters and pictures, they learn that they both love to climb trees, have pets, and go to school. Their worlds might look different, but they are actually similar. Same, same. But different. Through an inviting point-of-view and colorful, vivid illustrations, this story shows how two boys living oceans apart can be the best of friends. You’ll be sure to finish this book wanting a pen pall of your own!

Happy Reading!!

– Ms. Erin

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