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Due to a generous grant provided by the Jason Lee PTA, Mrs. Peterson's English classes had an amazing opportunity to attend a performance of Ella Enchanted presented by the Oregon Children's Theater. Prior to the field trip, Mrs. Peterson's students read the book by Gail Carson Levine on which the play was based. Watching a [...]
It is time for students to sign-up to participate in the Battle of the Books! The Battle of the Books is a voluntary reading incentive program in which teams of students work together to read a list of specific books. Then, the teams compete against each other to answer trivia questions about the books. Student [...]
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A collection of library updates, information and stories, authored by librarians across the district.
by Traci Chun | Teacher Librarian | Skyview High School Shh! Shh! Shh! Gone are the days of the library being a silent space filled with books and a shushing librarian. Today’s libraries are filled with technology, innovation, learning, and yes, books. As information is shared globally with only a few keystrokes, the need [...]
by Eric Bindewald | Teacher Librarian | Sacajawea Elementary School Marshall accidentally “buzzed in” due to the adrenaline rush that took control of his pointer finger. Teammates turned to Marshall with bated breath while he stared at the emcee as though he was just caught peeing in the library. The five seconds of silence seemed [...]
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New and noteworthy books
Cinderella was my favorite fairytale when I was growing up, and this book is a fantastic science fiction twist on the Cinderella fairytale. The book is set in the future where a deadly plague is destroying the population of earth. Our main character, Cinder, is a cyborg – part human, part machine. Because she is a cyborg, she’s not considered as good as a real humans. Her step mother hates her, of course, and tries to come up with ways to get rid of her. But, then Cinder meets prince Kai and finds herself in the middle of an intergalactic struggle in which she will need to uncover secrets from her mysterious past in order to protect the world’s future. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl – one cyborg girl – named Cinder.
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo
I loved that the main character’s character traits would change depending on who he was living with. It tugged at my heart strings in many ways. The ending’s twist reaffirms why you fell in love with the book in the first place.