Friday, March 27, 2015

Book of the Day by Mrs. Mattei

If you LOVE to read with a buddy AND you like to go nuts over silly books, then today's book of the day will make you squeal! Please, however, make sure that you have an adult read it to'll know why when you check this book out. Happy reading! ;o)

by B.J. Novak

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Friday, March 20, 2015

Library Stats: February 2015 Edition

February proved to be one of the busiest months on record for the Sonntag library, in spite of our snow and ice! Students enjoyed a fantastic spring Scholastic Book Fair. The Sonntag community participated in the 5th annual Six Flags Read to Succeed program. Mrs. Mattei even collaborated with Mrs. Beathard, the Isbell librarian, to host a storytime at one of Frisco ISD's special program campuses. Furhter, Mrs. Mattei conducted research lessons for the 2nd grade students. Check out the stats from February. Happy reading! :o)

Number of Whole Class Visits: 

Number of Total Items Circulated (Check-Outs & Check-Ins)

Number of Items in Collection

Library Instruction/Programs/Community Outreach 
Promoted and maintained the Coyote Reading Club reading program for all Sonntag Readers
Hosted 2nd graders for animal, weather, and career research help
Collaborated with the librarian at Isbell Elementary to conduct a storytime at a Frisco ISD special program campus
Planned and hosed the spring Scholastic Book Fair
Finalized the 5th annual Six Flags Read to Succeed reading program
Promoted the "Book Bucks for Great Behavior" program 
Supported classroom teachers by connecting them with MackinVia (online research tools)
Conducted weekly reader's advisory and read-alouds to students
Promoted the first Sonntag Little Free Library for staff & parents
Hosted Preschool Storytime with Sonntag's littlest readers! 
Promoted the 2014-2015 Texas Bluebonnet Award Program with 3-5 grades
Promoted the 2014-2015 2x2 Reading Program with Preschool-2nd grades
Presented a weekly Good Morning Sonntag Book Bits update
Updated a daily Fact of the Day by Mrs. Mattei fact
Hosted open checkout every day for all Sonntag students, parents, and staff  
Coordinated & hosted parent library volunteers

Administrative Activities 
Planned & hosted a variety of library lessons, library programs, & technology opportunities for all students 
Planned for Catherine Fowler presentations for 3rd grade students 
Planned for Sonntag's first-ever 4th & 5th grade Library Crew (student library helpers)
Planned and hosted the spring Scholastic Book Fair
Attended the monthly Sonntag PTA Board meeting as PTA Book Fair Chairperson
Participated and completed the varies duties and activities that are expected as the Texas Library Association District 5 Chair-Elect
Analyzed the FISD curriculum to provide teachers with digital content to support classroom needs 
Collaboratively planned with the campus Instructional Coach & Specials team 
Purchased & 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 a blog for staff to discuss Sonntag Staff Book Club books
Adjusted the library schedule to accommodate classes for various activities 
Contributed to Specials weekly newsletter
Updated library blog and Twitter (@matteibookbits) 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
Read & kept up with professional, adult, young adult, and children's reads 

On the Horizon...
Books acquired from the fall & spring Scholastic Book Fair and Birthday Book Club purchases are on the way!
Six Flags Read to Succeed tickets will arrive in May
NEW: 4th & 5th Grade Library Crew program begins the week of March 23rd 
Frisco legend Catherine Fowler will return to present to the 2nd half of 3rd grade in May 
NEW: Scholastic Book Fairs BOGO event will happen in May
Author Janet Tashjian will visit Sonntag in April!!! 

Book of the Day by Mrs Mattei

Looking for a new series to read? Check out Julie Sternberg's series Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie! If you like to read realistic fiction or have ever had things not quite go your way, this series is for you. Check it out! Happy reading! :o)

When eight-year-old Eleanor's beloved babysitter Bibi moves away to care for her ailing father, Eleanor must spend the summer adjusting to a new babysitter while mourning the loss of her old one.

Eleanor hates summer camp as much as she would hate having bug juice on her hamburger. There are icky bugs at camp, and the food is awful, and in swim class she feels humiliated because she can't swim.

A new girl at school throws nine-year-old Elanor's relationship with her best friend Pearl into disarray. 

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