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

 

May 2017

A Note From Mrs. Fennessy

We will be enjoying chosen books to celebrate Children’s Book Week 2017.

Children’s Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. Established in 1919, it is the annual celebration of books for young people and for the joy of reading.

Featured Titles

Little Blue and Little Yellow

Bee

Bunny’s Book Club

Goodnight, Numbers

Bird, Balloon, Bear

A Greyhound, a groundhog

House to Raise a Mom

 

Feed Your Mind Café

The students that have met their personal goal for the year will be participating in the second Feed Your Mind Café 2017.

When: May 15th-May 17th    During the student’s library times they will be able to spend points earned on prizes and treats. I would love to see 100% participation! Encourage your children to keep reading!!

May 2, please go to MidlandsGives.org/stpeterscatholicschool. Thank you for your donation to the school.

 

April 2016

March 2016

A Note From Mrs. Fennessy

This is a magical month with lots of stories about leprechaun shenanigans, rainbows and pots of gold. We can’t forget the story of St. Patrick and how he was kidnapped, sold as a slave only to later change the history of a nation and the world.

Featured Titles

So Far From Home

And God Bless the Irish

Finn McCool

Patrick Patron Saint of Ireland

The Last Snake in Ireland

Jamie O’Rourke and the Big Potatoe

February 2017

A Note From Mrs. Fennessy

This month the students will explore Fractured Fairy Tales. This is a story we already know yet the characters, setting or plot are slightly changed. Fractured Fairy Tales boost reading skills and build fluency. I know the students will enjoy this read-a-loud fun and acting out some of these stories.

Featured Titles

  • Little Late Riding Hood
  • Cinderella is so Annoying
  • Yours Truly, Goldilocks
  • Rafunzel
  • Slurping Beauty

January 2016

A Note from Mrs. Fennessy

The Feed Your Mind Café is this month- January 23-25, during class library times!! Students that have reached their personal reading goal will be able to participate in this very fun event. They have been reading books and taking Accelerated Reader quizzes. Tickets are given to the students on Feed Your Café day.  These tickets reflect the points they earned taking AR quizzes.  The students have the opportunity to turn their tickets in for prizes and food treats. This is a celebration of reading, hard work and reaching goals.

Featured Titles

  • Martins Big Words
  • Martin and Mahalia
  • Popcorn Dragon
  • Mommy Hugs
  • Daddy Hugs
  • A Book of Hugs
  • Three Questions
  • Baboushka and the Three Kings