Check out this cool bookshelf of Golden Dome Book Award nominees. Click on each book to view a book trailer (or book talk) about the book. Stop by the library to check one out. Don't forget to read at least five books this year so you can vote on your favorite!
Sunday, August 22, 2021
Thursday, August 5, 2021
Hi all - welcome back to the 2021/22 school year! It's not actually hear *yet* as we have a few more weeks of vacation, but I wanted to post a quick hello and share some information.
This year there will be classes in the library again. Yay! Students will learn about book care, library usage, digital literacy, online safety, robotics, and other fun stuff. We will also read the book award books together and have some fun with related activities. If you're interested in the book award books, here are the lists:
- Red Clover Book Award (grades K-4)
- Golden Dome Book Award (grades 4-8) (I forgot to post here that the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award program was renamed to the Golden Dome Book Award program, a name submitted by our very own DBS 4th graders and voted on my students around the state!)
I hope you have been reading this summer and enjoying the sunshine (when it isn't raining!). I can't wait to see everyone back in the library again soon! The fish are excited to see you too! They get lonely over the summer.
Friday, October 23, 2020
Saturday, September 19, 2020
Every year in the spring teachers in the building nominate someone for Teacher of the Year. We all have a chance to nominate, then there is a vote, then the winner is announced at the District-wide Back-to-School Breakfast at the beginning of the year.
Monday, August 24, 2020
As many of you know, the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award program is being renamed. The Vermont Department of Libraries formed a committee last spring, consisting of teachers, students, and Dept. of Libraries staff. Students from around the state submitted name ideas and I was hoping the committee would have a new name before school starts, but instead they have picked their top 10 and will let students vote on the final name. I'll be sure to share the voting information when it becomes available.
For now, regardless of the name, there are new award books to read this year! As usual, read them and enjoy them. When you read five or more books you get to vote on your favorite one. The book that gets the most votes from students around the state gets an award.
(Click on any book to view the book trailer.)
2020 - Small Spaces, by Katherine Arden2019 - Refugee, by Alan Gratz2018 - Projekt 1065: A Novel of World War II, by Alan Gratz2017 - The Terrible Two, by Jory John & Mac Barnett2016 - El Deafo, by Cece Bell2015 - Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library, by Chris Grabenstein2014 - Wonder, by R. J. Palacio2013 - The Running Dream, by Wendelin Van Draanen2012 - Smile, by Raina Telgemeier2011 - 11 Birthdays, by Wendy Mass2010 - Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
* Formerly the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award
Friday, June 19, 2020
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Give it a try and let me know if you have any questions!