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  • Library Book Due Dates

    Library books are checked out by students each week. They are always due the following week on the class’s library check out day. Below are the days when each class’s books are due.

    Mondays – Ms. Adamo, Ms. Turner, Mrs. Rysavy, Ms. Moeller (IC), Mrs. Simms, Ms. Klimisch, and Mrs. King

    Tuesdays – Mrs. Noonan, Mrs. Sarley, Ms. Christensen, and Ms. Whipple

    Wednesdays – Mr. Sun, Mr. Blaszko, Mrs. Faso, and Mrs. Paradise

    Thursdays – Ms. Reid, Ms. Todd, Mrs. Blakely, Ms. Moeller (1st Grade), and Ms. Harris

    Fridays – Mr. Tribble, Ms. Balogh, Mrs. Rengers, Ms. Voy, and Mrs. Maciel

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  • Welcome to Armstrong’s Library!

    Welcome to the Armstrong Library!  Students will be able to start checking out books on August 28th.  We have lots of new and exciting titles for all grade levels!  Below are some of our policies.

    Book Checkout

    Each week students get to check out a book from our library.  Students in Kindergarten are allowed to check out one book each week.  Students in first and second grade will be able to choose one book each week also, but will then be able to check out two books beginning in January.  Students in third through sixth grade are allowed to check out two books each week.  Books are due back to the library one week after being checked out.  Students may renew books if they need more time to read them!

    Overdue Policy

    We DO NOT charge fines for overdue books. We DO expect students to return books and materials on time. There is a charge for replacement costs for lost or damaged books.

    Replacement/Repair Costs for Materials Lost or Damaged

    Community Consolidated School District 54 purchases thousands of dollars of instructional materials each year for student use. It is the user’s responsibility to maintain these materials.  Therefore, if an item has been lost or damaged/destroyed, an appropriate cost or repair charge will be determined by the principal and billed to the responsible Parent/ Guardian.

     

    End of Year Library Information

    Friday, May 12th is the due date for the very last Scholastic order for the year!  Stock up on great books and activities for the summer!  See the top of this site for more information on how to order online.

    Wednesday, May 17th is the last day for book checkout.

    All books and fines are due to the library no later than Wednesday, May 24th.

    Thank you for a fantastic school year!  I hope you all have a wonderful summer!

    Library Update for the Weeks of April 17th and 24th

    During the PARCC testing weeks, third through sixth graders will be creating their own species of animal in the library.  Some creative writing will be done to explain this new and interesting creation!

    First and Second graders will be working on a super duper top secret project!

    Library Update for the Week of April 10th

    This week in the library, all grades will be reviewing how to find information in various types of nonfiction and reference books in the library.

    Students will go on a scavenger hunt to find the different types of text features and reference materials that teach us about different subjects!

    There is no Scholastic Order for April.  I will be doing a big one in May though!  🙂

    Library Update for the Week of April 3rd

    Welcome back from Spring Break!

    This week in the library, all grades will be reviewing how to find information in various types of nonfiction and reference books in the library.

    Students will go on a scavenger hunt to find the different types of text features and reference materials that teach us about different subjects!

    There is no Scholastic Order for April.  I will be doing a big one in May though!  🙂

    Library Update for the Week of March 20th

    This week first and second graders will be reading the story, Mouse’s First Spring.  Then the students will be creating their own Spring riddles using different literary elements from the book.

    Third and fourth graders will be playing Country Bingo!  Students will use books about countries and text features to locate information to get Bingo!

    Fifth and Sixth graders will be learning about how authors use mood to make the reader feel different emotions while reading.

    Happy Spring Break!

    Library Update for the Week of March 13th

    This week first and second graders will be reading the story, The Day Jimmy’s Boa Ate The Wash.  While reading, we will be paying attention to how the characters react to the problems in the story.  We will also look at how the author uses the pictures to set the mood of the story.  Students will be creating their own reactions to the book and comparing how close they were to what actually happened in the story.

    Third and fourth graders will be reading a Chinese Fable called A Fox and His Skin and a Greek Fable called The Wolf and the Goat.  After reading these stories, students will be comparing the characters, events, topics, and themes in these stories.

    Fifth and Sixth graders will be learning about how authors use mood and tone to make the reader feel different emotions while reading.  This week, we will be focusing more on tone in stories.  This can help us understand the author’s feelings as we read.

    Library Update for the Week of March 6th

    This week first and second graders will be reading the story, The Ghost-Eye Tree.  While reading, we will be paying attention to how the characters react to the problems in the story.  We will also look at how the author uses the pictures to set the mood of the story.

    Third and fourth graders will be reading the book, Tek:  The Modern Caveboy.  We will be paying attention to how the illustrator uses the pictures to help tell the story.  We will also be looking at how the perspective of Tek changes from the beginning of the story to the end.

    Fifth and Sixth graders will be learning about how authors use mood and tone to make the reader feel different emotions while reading.

    Scholastic Catalogs were passed out to classes last week.  Our next Scholastic Order will be due this Friday, March 10th.  Please see the top of this website for more details on how to order online.  Your purchases help support Armstrong School’s library and other programs and  resources.

    Library Update for the Week of February 27th

    This week first and second graders will be playing a “Guess Who” game of Dr. Seuss characters.  The clues for each character were made up by our 5th and 6th graders.  This should get us in the mood for Dr. Seuss’s birthday and their musical performance!

    Third and fourth graders will be reading the book, I am the Dog, I am the Cat.  We will compare the points of view in the story.  This book shows the perspective from the dog’s point of view and the cat’s point of view.

    Fifth and Sixth graders will be reading You Wouldn’t Want to be an American Pioneer.  While reading, we will be paying attention to claims made by the author.  We will be looking for text evidence that supports these claims.

    Scholastic Catalogs will be passed out to classes this week.  Our next Scholastic Order will be due on Friday, March 10th.  Please see the top of this website for more details on how to order online.  Your purchases help support Armstrong School’s library and other programs and  resources.

    Library Update for the Week of February 20th

    Last week in the library, first and second graders read The Boy Who Cried Wolf.  This week, we will be reading The Wolf Who Cried Boy.  Then we’ll look at how the point of view of the characters is different in each story.

    Third and fourth graders will be reading the book, Wilma Unlimited.  We will discuss how she became one of the most famous runners.  We will also look at how the author chose to structure this story to make it interesting to the reader.

    Fifth and Sixth graders will be reading Life in a Rainforest.  While reading, we will be paying attention to claims made by the author.  We will be looking for text evidence that supports these claims.