Friday, February 22, 2013

Do you love poetry? Do you LOVE silly books? Mac Barnett's Guess Again! book is just for you!! In this book there are several poems that give you clues to guess the mystery object. Hold on! You will be quite surprised! The answer to the mystery may not be true! Check it out to find out more. You can also make your own and try to trick your friends and family! Happy reading! :)

by Mac Barnett
Poetic verse and humorous illustrations challenge the reader to guess what is being described on each page, with the answer always being less than obvious.

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Want to learn more about author Mac Barnett? Click here

Want to check out more books by Mach Barnett? Click here

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

And the Texas Bluebonnet Award Winner Is...

Sonntag Bluebonnet readers and 173,836 students across the great state of Texas have spoken! We have the winners of the 2012-2013 Texas Bluebonnet Award! 

1st Place!

(15,189 total votes)

2nd Place!

(14,612 total votes)

3rd Place!

(12,528 total votes)

February is Overdrive Month!

If you love to read you HAVE to check out Overdrive! Frisco ISD has a growing collection of awesome eBooks and audiobooks that are FREE to download 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year!! All you need is your Frisco ISD student ID number (better known as your library number), a computer, or one of the many mobile devices that are out there (iPhone, iPod Touch, Android devices, or Kindle device). 

Want more reasons to check Overdrive out? For the month of February, every check out enters your name into a drawing for a FREE Sony eReader with a touch screen and WiFi connectivity. Wow!

Click the link below to get started! Don't forget you will need your library number to check your next great eBook out! 

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Attention 5th graders! If you are interested in the 5th Grade Readers Book Club for the month of February, please click here to find out more information about how YOU can join in on all of the reading fun (you even get to eat lunch in the library). 

Here's the book of the month for February

Book: Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai

Through a series of poems, a young girl chronicles the life-changing year of 1975, when she, her mother, and her brothers leave Vietnam and resettle in Alabama.

Click here for more details. 

We hope to see you in the library on Friday, March 1st during the 5th grade lunch time! Happy reading! :)

(December/January Edition)

Wow!! What a winter in the Sonntag library! Even though the year is half over, the activity in the library has just begun! Students and staff members alike have been busy checking out books as well as utilizing library resources. Furthermore, Bluebonnet Readers celebrated the end of the Blubonnet Voting "season" by casting their votes to voice their favorite book from this year's list (see pictures below). In addition, the library launched the 3rd annual Six Flags Read to Succeed program, the 'Read It Forward' program, as well as a brand new 5th Grade Readers Book Club! Check out the stats below and check back for more information about the happenings in the Sonntag library for the month of February! Happy reading!! 

Check out the pictures from the Bluebonnet Voting Party 2K13!

Number of Whole Class Visits: 

Number of Total Items Circulated (Checkouts & Checkins)
December: 4,463
January: 6,487

Number of Items in Collection

Library Instruction/Programs/Community Outreach
Planned the up the 2012-2013 spring Scholastic Book Fair 
Planned and hosted the first 5th Grade Readers Book Club
Collaborated with teachers to pull library materials as well as promoted Mackin Via for a variety of classroom projects 
Launched the 3rd annual Six Flags Read to Succeed program
Launched the 'Read It Forward' program 
Planned and hosted the 2013 Bluebonnet Voting Party with elibible 3-5 graders
Conducted weekly UIL Spelling practices with the Sonntag UIL Spelling team
Promoted the 2012-2013 Texas Bluebonnet Award Program with 3-5 grades
Promoted the 2012-2013 2x2 Reading Program with Preschool-2nd grades
Presented a weekly Good Morning Sonntag Book Bits update
Updated the Where in the World Do You Read? board
Maintained student writer & new items displays to promote reading interests 
Updated a daily Fact of the Day by Mrs. Mattei fact
Open checkout every day for all Sonntag students, parents, and staff
Planned weekly preschool storytimes with future Sonntag students and families  
Hosted parent library volunteers
Hosted & promoted the Sonntag Staff Book Club for the 2012-2013 school year

Administrative Activities
Put together a Playaway order using funds acquired from the Frisco Education Foundation 
Planned and conducted weekly UIL Spelling practices with the Sonntag UIL Spelling team
Collaborated with teachers to pull library materials as well as promoted Mackin Via for a variety of classroom projects 
Planned and launched the 3rd annual Six Flags Read to Succeed program
Planned and launched the 'Read It Forward' program 
Maintained the mobile app for the Sonntag Library
Served as a back-up standardized test administrator
Assisted staff members with the student Learning Academy 
Maintained a blog for staff to discuss book club books
Adjusted the library schedule to accommodate classes for various activities 
Contributed to Specials weekly newsletter & PTA newsletter
Purchased new library books and materials 
Updated library blog and Twitter account weekly
Planned weekly library lessons
Opened new parent accounts
Hosted new and returning library volunteers

Professional Development Activities 
Acquired my CPR recertification
Attended campus meetings
Attended district library meetings
Read and kept up with new professional library journals

On the Horizon...
The deadline for the Six Flags Read to Succed forms is on February 19th 
Sonntag staff book club meeting in March
The spring Book Fair will run from February 11th - February 15th
Weekly UIL Spelling practices for the UIL Spelling Team (Competition on February 12th)
5th Grade Readers Book Club meeting will be on Friday, March 1st 21

Friday, February 1, 2013

If you grew up loving author Harry Allard's books Miss Nelson is Missing! or Miss Nelson is Back, then you will love this twist on an old favorite by Chris Gall. In his book Substitute Creacher, mischievous students drive their teacher bonkers and she takes a break. Who takes over her class?? Well, Mr. Creacher the monster substitute teacher does! Check this book out to find out how Mr. Creacher takes over this crazy bunch of students. Happy reading!

by Chris Gall
Mr. Creacher, a multi-tentacled substitute teacher, warns his prankish students not to misbehave, recounting rhyming cautionary tales of the weird, spooky, and unexpected.

Want to know more about author/illustrator Chris Gall? Click here

The party is over and the votes have been sent to the state! The Bluebonnet Voting Party 2013 was a smashing success. It will be so exciting to find out which book won for Sonntag & the state of Texas!! Check out some pictures from this awesome event:

Want to be one of the FIRST people to know the winner or to find out which books are on the next list? Click here
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