Hello All from Mrs. Stuiber and Mrs. Dryja:
May 2016 – A THANK YOU goes out to Tom and Melissa Moody who recently donated funds to purchase books in memory of their daughter Ava who passed away this year. Books were chosen on the theme of acceptance. Books that help children understand people who have physical or emotional issues, allergies, diseases and other disabilities are now available for individual and classroom use.
April 2016 – National Library Month and Abrams IMC contributes to Abram’s All-Arts Day – Using the apps, Eraser and Superimpose Studio, on school iPads, 5th graders photo-edited themselves visiting famous landmarks and famous places. Check out the pics in out slideshow.
March 2016 – More, more and more new titles are arriving for everyone’s enjoyment! This week we addedd new titles to the litsneing center choices and a whole lot of new animal and envronment books!
February 2016 – We’ve subscribed to Tumblebooks, and we finally have access! What are Tumblebooks? TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you. TBL also includes National Geographic videos and games. With a school licence, teachers and students have access to the Common Core Portal, quizzes and teacher materials/lesson plans! Usernames and passwords have been given to staff via email.
January 2016 – Updates made in non-fiction areas featuring new state books and ocean life books.
December 2015 – We’ve updated a section in the library for staff who use listening centers in their classrooms. In order to support the Daily 5 framework that structures literacy time so that students develop lifelong habits of reading, writing, and working independently, the IMC has been working to support the component of listening to others read by purchasing some new book and audio CD sets to be used in the classrooms. These new materials are really exciting because many of the new selections have the author themself doing the reading, and the story is also enhanced with sound effects and music.
November 2015 – Fall themed, Thanksgiving, new Bookfair books, more Global Read Aloud titles and always favorite books and fun magazines were enjoyed by all! It was quite an ejoyable feast of reading if you ask us!
October 2015 – Scholastic Bookfair Fun!
We received 147 new books for the library, and in all, the fair brought in exactly $2,093.25! Any teachers who submitted requests received $10.00 in books for their classrooms.
September 2015 – Global Read Aloud 2015 – One Book to Connect the World
Our Abrams LMC has joined the fun with over 540,000 other students around the globe and joined this year’s global Read Aloud. This is an event that was started by a teacher in Wisconsin. The idea behind it is very simple; educators around the world read the same book aloud to their students and then use technology to share the reading experience with these other classrooms. It is a free project and it fits perfectly into the standards we have to cover. Mrs. Barb Dryja, our LMC paraprofessional, has been reading the books with the classes and participating in the global sharing by posting student responses.
This year’s chosen author to focus on is Amy Krouse Rosenthal, and a number of her books and ones by other chosen authors are being read here at OFES, as well as at Abrams, Washington School and the High School as the Oconto Falls District takes part in this fun event. The latest event at OFES has involved the book Duck, Rabbit which has readers trying to guess if what is seen in the book is either a duck or a rabbit. Students then vote here, and later they’ll find out what kids across the globe had to say. During the event, authors will posting YouTube videos with things for students to discuss each week, and other authors are answering questions submitted to them from students as well. This globally uniting event ran until November. And, Abrams students decided by about 75% of voters that it was a rabbitt!
For more information about this event, go to: http://theglobalreadaloud.com/
August 2015 – Open House – Welcome Everyone
The Abrams Elemenetary IMC has gotten off to a great start. During our school’s Open House night, students and parents had the opportunity to meet our District Library Media Specialist, Penny Stuiber and get some cool bookmarks and book bags as well as take a little tour of our beautiful Instructional Library Media Center.
for students and staff at school and away!