Friday, March 28, 2014

Book of the Day by Mrs. Mattei!!!

Are you a fan of the Cloudy with a Chance of Meatball books and movie AND do you love to cook?? Today's books of the day are PERFECT for you! Happy reading!! :)

by Judi Barrett
When astronauts land on Mars, their first discovery is a substance not unlike pie filling and Kate and Henry are eager to go taste some, but Grandpa, who may have some inside information, discourages them.


by Judi Barrett
A collection of recipes inspired by the food storms in the town of Chewandswallow.

641.5 BAR

Want to learn more about this awesome series? Click here

Want a sneak peek?? See below.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Melissa Sweet Author Visit!!!

Sonntag Elementary had the privilege of hosting award winning author/illustrator Melissa Sweet in the library! The entire school was THRILLED to listen to Mrs. Sweet as she told us the background of her amazing  book Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade as well as Little Red Writing! Check out some pictures from her visit as well as links to find out more about Ms. Sweet and her books. Happy reading! :)

Check out her books here

Want to learn more about author/illustrator Melissa Sweet? Click here

Want to take a sneak peek of Balloons over Broadway? See below. 

Friday, March 21, 2014

Book of the Day by Mrs. Mattei!!!

Are you ready for some football???? 

If you are a college football...wait...Fightin' Texas Aggie Football fan (WHOOP!!!!!)...okay...I got a little excited...

 If you are a college football fan like I am you will LOVE this new series in the Sonntag Library!! We have a large variety of college football teams from the Texas Aggies all the way to the Clemson Tigers! So, put your game day jersey on and check the 'Inside College Football' series out! Happy reading!! :)

Click HERE to see what other teams a part of this nifty series! 

Monday, March 17, 2014

Library Stats: February Edition

(February Edition)

Happy March, Y'all!!! I hope you had a great break. February was a wonderful month in the Sonntag library. The Scholastic Book Fair came and it was the biggest Book Fair yet! A huge thank you goes out to the Sonntag family for helping to put books into the hands of students, teachers, and into the Sonntag library. Check out the 'happenings' in the library for the month of February! Happy reading! :)

Number of Whole Class Visits: 

Number of Total Items Circulated (Checkouts & Checkins)

Number of Items in Collection

Library Instruction/Programs/Community Outreach 
Hosted the spring Scholastic Book Fair (BEST ONE YET!!!!)
Hosted Preschool Storytime with Sonntag's lil readers! 
Planned and coached the 2013-3014 Spelling UIL team (GO TEAM!!!)
Promoted the 2013-2014 Texas Bluebonnet Award Program with 3-5 grades
Promoted the 2013-2014 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  
Coordinated parent library volunteers

Administrative Activities 
Prepared, hosted, and closed the spring Scholastic Book Fair
Creating QR codes for books in the library to allow students to connect with their next books
Finalized the last-minute details for the 4th annual Six Flags Read to Succeed Program
Added new items to the library collection as well as weeding damaged books out of the collection
Collaborated with teachers to pull library materials for classroom lessons
Maintained the mobile app for the Sonntag Library
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
Purchased new library books and materials 
Updated library blog and Twitter account frequently
Opened new parent accounts
Hosted new and returning library volunteers

Professional Development Activities 
Attended campus and district library meetings
Read and kept up with new professional library journals & added new materials to future book orders

On the Horizon...
Plans are in the works for the 4th Annual Sonntag Book Return in May!!!
4th Annual Six Flags Read to Succeed tickets will arrive in May
Books purchased at the spring Scholastic Book Fair are on the way
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