May 2018

A Note from Mrs. Fennessy

The Feed Your Mind Café is next week! The students that have met their reading goals for the year will be able to enjoy the fruits of their labor. The points they earned taking accelerated reader tests will allow them to purchase fun prizes and yummy treats. I am proud of the hard work many of the students have done to reach their goal.

Used Book Sale  Do you have any used books that you are willing to part with? Please consider sending these books into school to add to our used book sale.  During the Family Picnic on May 11th we will have a table with very affordable books for purchase. This is a great way to gather some good summer reads!

This week is the last week the students will be checking out books in the library.  After next week, all books will need to be returned and accounted for.  Thank you for helping your child find any books that may be overdue.

Happy Reading!

April 2018

A Note From Mrs. Fennessy

April is National Poetry Month! We have a beautiful collection of poetry books in our library ready for the students to check out.  We will enjoy poetry reading all month long.

Read-In SC’s Premier Children’s Reading Event

We will be supporting this annual event on Thursday, April 12th

The students are encouraged to dress as a notable fictional character. We will parade with other schools to the State House for a program promoting literacy.  This should be an enjoyable morning.

 Librarian for the Day!! Round Two!!

I’m excited to share the day with Sammy Penso on April 19th.  Sammy was another “winner” of the auction item- Librarian for the Day. I know Sammy will be awesome!

 

March 2018

A Note From Mrs. Fennessy

We welcome March with fabulous books about Spring.

  • Waiting for Wings
  • 999 Frogs Wake Up
  • In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb.
  • The Spring Hat

In the sixth grade we take about 20 minutes to read together the novel The Incredible Journey. This is a story of three animals on a stressful journey to find their beloved masters.  The loyalty and courage of these animals is truly inspiring.  When we are finished with the novel, I have promised the students a treat of watching the 1963 movie with popcorn and milk duds!

Librarian for the Day

I am excited to welcome Ellie Reeves as Librarian for the Day on Tuesday, March 13th.  Miss. Reeves “won” this experience at the St. Peter’s auction last month.  She will be reading to the classes, shelving books and have complete control of the ever enticing SCANNER!! Who knew checking books in and out would be so much fun!?!

Accelerated Reader

Encourage your children to read every day. The opportunity to take Accelerated Reader quizzes is always available to the students when they have finished a book.  The points they earn can be used to purchase treats and prizes at the next Feed Your Mind Café.

 

 

February 2018

A Note from Mrs. Fennessy

How many topics could we read about this month?

  • Black History
  • Presidents Day
  • Valentines
  • Groundhog Day

Rest assure we have plenty of books on these topics. The students may be interested in a biography on Barack Obama or a fiction book of baseball player, Biddy Owens.

We will enjoy a book of poems titled The President’s Stuck in the Bathtub and an informational book of fun facts about various presidents.  Did you know that someone once threw a cabbage at William Howard Taft?

Feed Your Mind Café Update

I’m happy to report that the Feed Your Mind Café was a big success.  Many of the students met their goal and enjoyed rain forest snacks and treats. They are now working on reaching their goal for the second half of the year.  Encourage your child to take time every day to read.

Several students used 50 points to purchase a Lunch Bunch.  On Thursday, February 15th these students will be able to invite a friend to the library for lunch.. I will provide a yummy dessert for us all to share.  I’m super proud of these students and their enthusiasm and commitment to reading.

 

 

 

January 2018

A Note From Mrs. Fennessy

Happy New Year to everyone!

This is an exciting month in the St. Peter’s Library. Now that half of the school year has passed, we will be enjoying the first Feed Your Mind Café of the year.  The students have been earning Accelerated Reader points by taking quizzes on books they read. Each student has a reading goal they felt was achievable for the year.  January is our half way mark so the students will need to have met half of their goal in order to come to the Feed Your Mind Café.  At the café they will enjoy spending their points on fun food items and prizes.  This year our theme is the Rain Forest. Imagine treats of monkey bread, ants on a log and jungle juice!! We can’t wait!!

What: Feed Your Mind Café

When: January 23-26 During scheduled library times

Why: Because everyone likes reaching their goals!!

December 2018

A Note From Mrs. Fennessy

The library is decorated with Christmas lights, nativity scenes, angels and a snowman made out of books! We will be enjoying Christmas books together and making crafts from the activity table.  The library will be a place where the children can relax and be peaceful.  This time of year can be overwhelming with all the extra activities, so the library is the perfect place to take a deep breath.  I am encouraging the students to enjoy this time and prepare our hearts for the birth of Jesus.

Looking ahead, January 23rd-25th will be the first Feed Your Mind Café. The students have been earning  points taking  Accelerated Reader quizzes.  The students each filled out a personal goal sheet with the amount of points they wish to achieve.  If they have reached their halfway goal then they can come to the Feed Your Mind Café and use their points to purchase fun prizes and yummy treats.  Please encourage your child to read whenever they have a chance.  We encourage them to have a book by their side at all times.

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas!

 

November 2017

A Note From Mrs. Fennessy

November is Aviation History Month.  There are so many wonderful books to read about the invention of flight, planes, kites, balloons, gliders and rockets.  We will also enjoy stories about Neil Armstrong, Maggie Gee, Elizabeth Coleman and of course the Wright brothers. Up, Up and Away we go with books all about flight!

Featured Titles:

  • Airborne
  • Talkin’ About Bessie
  • One Giant Leap
  • Sky High
  • Airplanes
  • What Was the Hindenburg?
  • Will and Orv

November is also a month of Thanksgiving.  Please know that I am thankful for the St. Peter’s students. They are all a gift from God and I’m blessed to spend time each week with each and every one of them in this wonderful  library!

Blessing to everyone this Thanksgiving.

October 2017

A Note From Mrs. Fennessy

I would like to thank everyone for helping make this years Scholastic Book-fair a big success. Because of your support, we raised over a thousand dollars for the library. This money will be used to purchase brand new books for circulation. The students will be excited to see popular new titles on the shelves.  Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

Topics and Titles for this month

All things Fall!! We will enjoy stories about harvest time, farm animals, apples, leaves, vegetables, pumpkins, scarecrows and of course scary and not so scary goblins and ghosts.  I’m encouraging the students to “Fall into Reading”

Featured Titles

  • Scarecrow
  • Spooky Poems
  • Barn Dance
  • Harvest Moon
  • Strega Nona Harvest
  • Our Animal Friends
  • Dr. Pompo’s Nose
  • Hello Day
  • Possum’s Harvest Moon
  • The Widow’s Broom
  • Scaredy Squirrel
  • Once Upon McDonalds Farm
  • Autumn Leaves

August-September 2017

A Note From Mrs. Fennessy

Welcome to the 2017-18 school year.  We have been preparing the library by installing beautiful carpeting, weeding the stacks to make room  for new titles, rearranging the bookshelves and uploading student information into our library systems so that we will be ready for the  children to check out books and take Accelerated Reader quizzes. The first several weeks we will focus on the many rules and procedures that take place in our library.  An idea of what we will be covering includes what it means to borrow a book and how to take care of the book, library behavior and choosing the “just right book”-not too easy, not too hard but just right! The students will check a book out for one week.  Please encourage them to know where their book is the night before their scheduled library day so they can renew it or return.

I look forward to seeing all the students back in our beautiful St. Peter’s Library

Class Library Schedule

Tuesday – 1st grade, 2nd grade and 4th grade

Wednesday – 6th grade

Thursday – K4, K5, 3rd grade, 5th grade