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The Boston Tea Party by Russel Freedman

What would you think when you heard the saying "The Boston Tea Party"?  Most people would think that it's a place to have tea in Boston.  Well, it wasn't exactly that. The Boston Tea Party was on a ship, but they still carried a lot of tea. The people that were on the ship, had to deliver all of the tea into Boston but then...Well, if you want to find out more, then I guess you'll just have to readmore about this exciting book! by: Audrey

The Junk Yard Wonders by Patricia Polacco

Do you know anyone with special needs?  Well Trisha does. She has trouble with reading and is devastated when she finds out that she is in a special needs class.  Everyone in her class has something wrong with them.  One kid grows to fast and one kid can barely see. Trisha just might find the good in these troubled kids. Find out in the book The Junk Yard Wonders by Patricia Polacco.  I would rate this book 4 stars and I would reccomand this book to people who love a sad story that can warm your heart .                                           

Reviewed by Jericho

Liveley Rocks

This story is about old and new rocks. It is called Lively Rocks. There are beautiful rocks and they can be made for jewelry.  Some are blue, yellow, green, pink, gray, black, and white on the inside. They also can be used to make floors and walls.  Some can even be polka dotted or striped.  Over the years they become beautiful rocks.  Even astroids and planets are made out of rock.  I think you should read this book!
By Morgan

Dogs On Duty By Dorothy Hinshaw Patent

What makes a dog so special? That is one of the questions in this book. Well, they protect you from danger.   To a policeman and a military person, they are like a best friend.  This story tells you about this dog named Cario.  It tells you about Cario helping the military.  I hope you get a chance to read it I think you will love it.
Reviewed by Addison

Milk and Cookies and Books Oh My!

One hundred and five 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade readers celebrated reaching their first reading milestone of the 2012-2013 school year with milk and cookies.  Those kiddos have a great jumpstart on the reading award books for this year and are well on their way to reaching the second milestone in December.  Good Books!  Good Times!





Adopting Shelves

Yesterday, the readers in our Page Turner's Book Club adopted shelves to take care of in our library.  They are in charge of straightening and checking their shelf each time they come into the library.  While this is a favorite job our readers take on, Mrs. Haynes and I love that they keep our library looking good!  Check out the kiddos hard at work below...





Our First Birthday Book Of The 2012-2013 School Year!

Thank you to all the families who support our library each year by donating a birthday book to our library collection.  Your child will bring information home about the program during their birthday month.
Wow!  Our brains are working hard.
We are all getting used to using our new ipads.   Kindergarten and first graders are observing worms to see how they are different than insects.  Third and fourth graders are developing and evaluating questions to determine if they will help them answer our BIG essential question.

Storytelling Club is Coming!

Lewis and Clark 4th and 5th graders have the oppportunity to join a Storytelling Club this year.  Mr. Haynes (our very own Mrs. Haynes' husband) visited LC 4 days this week to share a story and tell the kids all about the club.  I can't wait to see and hear the kiddos learning and practicing their storytelling skills.  Thanks Mr. Haynes for giving your time to our students. 


Summer Reading Celebration

Our annual summer reading celebration was held today to recognize all of the students who brought in their summer reading lists.  111 kiddos enjoyed ice cream sundaes in the library and they all left with 4 extra book coupons to use whenever they feel like 5 books is just not enough.  One lucky student left with a Nook reader!

Summer Reading

Our summer is quickly coming to an end and I hope you have been reading as much as I have!  For four days straight, I read a chapter book a day...I was truly in the reading grove.  LC kiddos, don't forget to write down all the books you have been reading so you can submit them and participate in our annual Summer Reading Celebration when we get back to school in August.  You can turn your list in on the form I gave you in May or you are more than welcome to write your book titles down on any piece of paper.  Keep on reading and I will see you all in a few weeks. Good Books!  Good Times!

Landmark 2012

Well, another year of Landmark excitement is under our belts. We had a great learning experience with the game this year. For the first time in a long time, we had two teams...a fourth grade team and a fifth grade team. I will NOT do that again...it was an organizational nightmare. Plus I found that we all work together better as one big team. I witnessed competition between grade levels, and did not like what it was doing to our school community. In the end, our fourth grade team tied for 8th place and our 5th grade team tied for 7th place. Way to go Lewis and Clark learners! Check out what we learned below... "I learned new sites and how timelines work." "I learned how to do a split screen and could look up two things at once to compare." "I learned how to face a problem and not back down from a challenge." "I learned that you can learn and have fun at the same time." "I learned to search using key words in the clues." I learned to…

Fabulous Fifth Grade Readers!

Today, 24 fifth graders were rewarded for their dedication to reading! They spent the morning skyping with author Kate McMullen and meeting Roland Smith in person...what a presentation he has. The fifth grade kiddos earned this event by reading all twelve 2011-2012 Mark Twain nominees. Way to go! Upon arriving back at school, we enjoyed pizza and brownies for lunch and reflected on our morning. Huge thank you to Mrs. Arth (AD librarian) and Andrea Sumy (Director of Library Media Services) for organizing the event and making it all possible. Comments from our morning... "I loved listening to how the authors got inspired to write and how they got started." "Today was totally AWESOME. I loved the authors and I got good advice from cool authors." "I learned that it might take a long time to make a book, but it is worth it." "I loved seeing famous people in person." "It was great listening to Roland Smith because he was funny." "I tho…

Nursery Rhyme Comics

Do you like nursery rhymes? Do you like comics? If you do like them both, then you will love this book, Nursery Rhyme Comics. Nursery Rhyme Comics is about all your favorite nursery rhymes. There's: Three Little Kittens, Hickory, Dickory, Dock, Jack and Jill, and many more! All of the nursery rhymes are by cartoonists! I would recommend this book to all ages because it is a good book to read by yourself (or have your parents help you). I think you will love this book.

Reviewed By: Sierra

Squish, Super Amoeba

Have you ever been terrified by a GIANT kid in school? Well, Squish is! Squish is an amoeba who is bullied in school along with two other friends! Read along and see...will he and his friends survive? Reviewed by Nick

The Cave

The Cave is the new section in our library developed with boys in mind. This section was a result of Mrs. Haynes' research into boys and reading and how our school library can meet their reading needs. Mrs. Haynes worked with 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade boys to select books that appeal to boys. Of course, girls are welcome too! Please take a few minutes to view the video below.

Lewis and Clark Reads!

We are amazing KC3 and Mark Twain award readers! We set goals for our reading and when we reach those goals we CELEBRATE! Check out the pics below.








Can You Survive Storm Chasing

I would recommend this book for you, because it tells you how to survive hurricanes, flash floods, and tornadoes. This book is basically telling stories that say I or you, so it puts you in the book so you can make your own decisions. Reviewed by:Lily

Saving Animals From Hurricanes

Hurricane Katrina flooded lots of homes. People went to hotels, but some pets were not allowed. Some people had to leave their pets behind. Volunteers helped the pets get out of the homes. So to find out more you can read Saving Animals From Hurricanes. Review by:Caitlyn

Coral Reefs

Coral Reefs by Jason Chin is a nonfiction book. The pictures really attract you into the book. If you read this book you will learn about the ocean, while you have a great time. Reviewed by: Isabella