Monthly Archives: October 2014

Book Character Day at Oglethorpe

Yesterday was Book Character day at Oglethorpe, where people dressed in costumes from their favorite books.  There were LOTS of great costumes.  Check out our slideshow!

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Meet Our Fall 2014 Interns!

We have lots of great people assisting us in the OAES School Library Media Center.  Read about them below!

Alex Lampp:

Ms. Alex Lampp is a second year, M.A. student at the University of Georgia. She has a bachelor’s degree in English and is currently pursuing a graduate degree in language and literacy education. She is planning on becoming a reading specialist after graduation in May and possibly even a media specialist in the future. Alex loves to play with her dog, Max, hike in the North Georgia mountains, read (Her favorite book is Howard’s End.), bake, and travel. She is very excited to be an intern this year and looks forward to seeing students get excited about reading!



Kaitlin Taylor:

Ms. Kaitlin Taylor is a fourth year student at the University of Georgia. She will graduate in May with a bachelor’s degree in English, and she hopes to become a children’s librarian someday. When she’s not in the OAES library, you can find her reading—The Catcher in the Rye is her favorite book—or volunteering around Athens with her best friends. Her favorite thing to do in Athens is catch concerts downtown because she loves learning about new local music. She also loves to travel–this picture was taken in London! Kaitlin is so excited about the opportunity to help out in the library and can’t wait to hear about everyone’s favorite things to read!


Caitlin Clark:

Ms. Caitlin Clark is a third year student at the University of Georgia majoring in English. She hopes to go into publishing after graduation. She loves to read, crochet, and play music (guitar, violin, viola, and piano). Her favorite book is hard to say (there’s so many good ones!), but if she had to choose she would say George Orwell’s 1984. Her mother was a librarian at Chattahoochee Elementary School for 13 years, and she grew up in their library. She loves to shelve books and catalogue new books. She couldn’t imagine a life without books and is excited about getting children to be as interested in reading as she is.


Thaxton Scott:

Mr. Thaxton Scott is a fourth year student at the University of Georgia. He is majoring in Advertising and minoring in Communication Studies. After graduation, he hopes to attain a position in the Marketing/Strategic Planning department at a Fortune 500 Company. When not studying, he enjoys reading, eating, swimming, and socializing. His favorite book of all time is the Catcher in the Rye. Mr. Thaxton is so excited to be part of this year’s Oglethorpe Avenue Elementary School’s media center staff!


Jennifer Brown:

Ms. Jennifer Brown is a fourth year student at the University of Georgia. She will graduate in May with a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies. When’s she’s not reading her textbooks, she can be found reading one of her favorite stories from her very large stack of books in her apartment. While she loves all of her books very much, her most favorite one is Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë. Ms. Jennifer is very excited to be interning at OAES this semester, and hopes that she can inspire kids to love reading just like she was when she was their age!


Visit our Fall Book Fair!

Book Fair began Friday.  We have lots of great books. Come by and visit!

Friday, October 10, 7:30-2:30 p.m.

Tuesday, October 14, 7:30-2:45 p.m.

Wednesday, October 15- Late Night!–  7:30a.m.-7:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 16, 7:30-4:00 p.m.

Friday, October 17, 7:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Featured Books Fall 2014

You can also shop online.

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Reading Rock Stars, Book Fair, Library Lessons, and…

We are hosting our Fall Book Fair October 10- 17.  We start setting up October 9.  I’d love to have your help. You can go to this link to sign up.  
This past month our first grade has been studying one of my favorite genres, fairy tales.  We have read several including Rapunzel, Rumpelstiltskin, the Three Billy Goats Gruff.  The students are great at identifying fairy tale characteristics and are currently writing them in their classrooms.  I can’t wait to read them!
We’ve been reading about community helpers in kindergarten, pairing informational texts with narratives.  The students really enjoyed covering librarians, which we paired with last year’s GA Book Award Nominee, Miss Brooks Loves Books (And I Don’t).  We have also studied teachers and police officers.  This week we are reading Work: An Occupational ABC.
Our 2nd and 3rd grade is learning to take notes from informational books. 2nd grade has been studying Georgia Habitats.  Our 3rd Grade has been learning about the Rocks and Minerals of Georgia.  Catch Ms. Kramer’s students in action in our slideshow.

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I’ve been introducing the Battle of the Books to our 4th Grade.  Our 5th grade has been going on scavenger hunts in the Dewey Decimal section.  They are earning their way around our library.  This will help them when they visit the Athens-Clarke County Library, as well as when they go to middle and high school.
I discuss the importance of reading daily with all of our students each week.  Last week we celebrated 100 plus for becoming Reading Rock Stars.  Way to go!
Last Friday we had several dozen parents attend our Parent PLD Session.  The next session will take place in our computer lab on Wednesday, October 15 @ 6 p.m.  Stop by our Book Fair afterwards!  We will be open until 7:30 that evening.
Have a great week!


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