Welcome to Magrill Mustang Tales

FALL 2012


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The place to go for library news and information for the teachers and staff of Curtis Magrill Elementary.

Linda Griffin, Information Literacy Specialist
Debra Witchet, Library Assistant

Library Schedule

7:45 - 9:00 3rd and 4th grade AR check out and testing for individuals or small groups
9:00 - 9:50 Kindergarten rotation
10:00-10:50 First grade rotation
11:00-11:50 Third grade rotation
11:55-12:30 Open Check out
12:30-1:00 Closed for Lunch
1:00 - 1:50 Second grade rotation
1:55 - 2:45 Fourth grade rotation
3:00 - 3:30 Students on passes




INTERESTING OFFERS
Teacher Learning Community
Lots of free ebooks and webinars if you sign up.

Do you have books you would like to find a new home for? Would you like to get some books free?
Check out Bookmooch.com for a new way to exchange books.

Reading Programs


NAME THAT BOOK 2013

Book Access
  • Books on the list will be kept on the Reserve Shelf in the library for teacher check out
  • NTB coaches may check out 3 at a time (subject to change depending on demand)
  • Each book has a book pocket in the back with a purple card to assist in keeping track of the books

The CONTEST
  • There will be a contest here at Magrill to determine which team will go to the district contest. The number of participating teams will determine just how we do our contest. There will be some practice questions provided as well as book covers to practice with.
  • The Magrill contest will be held a week or two before the district competition which is in May.
  • There will be 2 teams selected to go on in the competition. One from the K-2 classes and one from the 3-4 grade classes.

The DATES
  • Magrill's contest - to be announced
  • Vertical contest -
  • District contest -

PRACTICE QUESTIONS

  • K-2 Practice questions - not yet available for 12-14
  • 3-4 Practice Questions


Accelerated Reader

As soon as the database has been updated, we need to begin taking the Reading STAR test. You will be notified when a plan is in place.

If you don't have the link on your current computer, here it is:

https://hosted28.renlearn.com/231198/

If you need me to reset your password, send me an email.


The Texas Bluebonnet Award Winner 2012:


origami_yoda.jpgTexas Bluebonnet Award winner for 2012 is The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by
Tom Angleberger

The new Bluebonnet Award nominees have already been selected for 2013. Take a look!

Book IT! - Great ideas and forms are available here.



UPCOMING EVENTS

FALL All Star BOOK FAIR


OCTOBER 11 - 19

ONLINE AT magrill book fair


RESOURCES
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This is so cool. Take a look and you will find fun ways to use this, especially in your writing classes!

Weekly Reader Newsletter
ALA 's Great Sites for Kids
Teacher Resources
Houston Mini Pages
Scholastic's Read for the Record Summer Challenge




Look at how many AR tests have been taken today!


Look at how many AR books have been read by Magrill students this year!








LIBRARY STATISTICS

Number of books checked out

Number of students visiting the library



Libraries Impact Student Achievement



clip art thanks to Dixie Allan
http://webclipart.about.com/od/schooleducation/tp/Free-Back-To-School-Clip-Art.htm