Friday, August 16, 2019

Battle of the Books List 5th-6th Grade List 2019-2020

 Medium 20 Book List 5-6 Grades 2019-20 

Barnhill, KellyThe Girl Who Drank the Moon
Creech , SharonRuby Holler
Curtis, Christopher P.Bud, Not Buddy
DuPrau, JeanneCity of Ember: the First Book of Ember
Gaiman, NeilFortunately, the Milk
Haddix, Margaret PFound
Hannigan, KatherineIda B…and Her Plans to Maximize Fun…  
Klise K. & Klise, M. SarahRegarding the Fountain: A Tale, in Letters…
LaFaye, A.Worth
Law, IngridSavvy
Lord, CynthiRules
McSwigan, MarieSnow Treasure
Morpurgo, MichaelWar Horse
Nielsen, Jennifer A.The False Prince
O’Reilly, BillLincoln's Last Days: The Shocking Assassination…
Paterson, KatherineBridge to Terabithia
Rawls, WilsonSummer of the Monkeys
Rowling, JKHarry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Ruckman, IvyNight of the Twisters
Wrede, PatriciaDealing With Dragons: The Enchanted Forest…

Battle of the Books 3-4th 2019-2020

Medium 20 Book List 3-4 Grades 

Bulla, Clyde R.The Chalk Box Kid
Birney, Betty G.Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs
Byars, BetsyWanted. . . Mud Blossom
Coville, BruceJeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher
Creech, SharonMoo
Draper, Sjarpm M.Out of My Mind
Erickson, John R.The Original Adventures of Hank the Cowdog
Guglielmo, AmyPocket Full of Colors
Gutman, DanThe Million Dollar Shot
Hobbs, WillBearstone
Kehret, PegEarthquake Terror
Levine, EllenHenry’s Freedom Box: A True Story from the…
Look, LenoreAlvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School and Other…
Lord, CyntyhiaA Handful of Stars
Lowry, LoisAll About Sam
MacLachlan, PatriciaSarah, Plain and Tall
Rappaport, DoreenHelen’s Big World: The Life of Helen Keller
Robinson, BarbaraThe Best School Year Ever
Rodda, EmilyRowan of Rin
Wiles, DeborahEach Little Bird that Sings

Sunday, March 10, 2019

5-6th Grade Battles

Congratulations to our 5th and 6th Graders who battled it out Thursday morning. I am so impressed with how prepared and excited you all were. It is a thrill for me to see how much you've read.  Tomorrow is our assembly for parents where our top teams will battle the teachers.
3rd and 4th grade champions will team up against Mrs. Ireland, Mrs. Tew,  Ms. Perrier, Ms. Killpack and Mrs. Tenney.

Our 5-6th Grade champions will compete against Mrs. Whitlock, Ms. Hancock, Ms Forbes, and Mrs. Frazier.

Assembly will begin at 9:30 am in the auditorium.

Our Winners were: 
  We Want Protein 
  1st place

Rhett Taylor
Dawson McEwan
Luke Jensen
Elly Goodman

      The Smarties    
2nd place
Claire Rampton
Corbin Mounteer
Eliza Mansker
Alyssa Linnell
Elisabeth Muhlstein

     The Smart Cells
3rd Place  
Colby Farr
Launi Menke
Ed Hutchings
Sophie McKay
Lila Menke

    The Wild Winged 
4th Place
Bethany Olsen
Calvin Mounteer
Halle Barlow
Afton Nielsen

Our Final Four Teams

Cutest Mythical Creatures I've ever Seen! 

Mr. Johnson photo bombing 

Teams concentrating on the questions

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

4th Grade Battles today

Gotta give a HUGE shout out to all the volunteer judges this week. You are amazing and have been a tremendous help. Thank you for helping make this week happen. I hope you are just as impressed with our students as I am.  Our battles were so close we had a tie-breaker for 4th place. Congrats to our final four teams.

1st place- Chocolate Covered Foxes-Ellie Newman, London Johnson, Santiago Sanchez Duran, Jackson Houston
2nd place-Flying Red Pandas-Sam Nelson, Olivia Larsen, Sienna Dixon, Makenna Abarca, Audrey Chambers
3rd Place- Flying Squirrels Ruth Johnson, Chloie Dunn, Emma Smalley, Claire Springer, MaKaylie Linnell
4th place-Fox Hollow Flyers-Binlyn Syddal, Layla Platt, Avery Miller, Malia Platt

*good job to the Berry Blue Buttermilk Brothers who came in 5th after a tie breaker. 
Jack Schreiner, Gabe Morris, Rylan Iverson, Max Schwen, Isaac Adamz.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

space station story time

You guys! This is the coolest thing.. how would you like to have a story read to you from astronauts and engineers living at the international space station!!?? Here is the link to one of my favorite books:  Rosie Revere Engineer.  Click here —>; space station storytime!! 


Mrs Adams

Battle of the Books 3rd Grade battles today!

Today we start our BATTLES! There were 90 Third Grade Participants this year. Thank you to Chickfila for providing breakfast biscuits for all of our kids to enjoyCongrats to our finalists- First Place- We’re Not Gluten Free - Bennett Adams, Zane Taylor, Ryan Brock, Sage Curtis.  2nd Place- The keepers-Grace McKay Abby Eastwood and Violet Taylor.  3rd Place The Reading M&Ms  Adrianna Wallace Lucy Mensah, Emma Wangsgard, Brianna Best & Peter Stringham.                    4th Place- Banarnia's Brody Welsh, Hunter Nielsen, Nixon Talbot, Tyce Oyler

 Here's a few photos from this mornings battles.  . .

Wednesday, February 27, 2019


This week has been hilarious. We've been talking about what a plot twist is and then I read these little gems.  Oh if I had a camera for the expressions on their faces when we get to the twist part.
Library GOLD I tell you!  I didn't realize until later that I had a frog themed week, but that was purely a coincidence. haha!

If you have a third grader or older you'll have to ask them about these books.
Gotta love a good surprise-

See you in the library-  Mrs. Adams

Monday, February 25, 2019

Battle of the Books is a week away~

3rd Grade Battles will begin Tuesday March 5th in the gym at 9:20. Wednesday will be 4th grade, Thursday the 7th will be 5-6th grade. Keep practicing your flash cards! 

The finalists from each grade will play the teacher teams on Monday March 11th at 9:30!

Parents are welcome to watch or help judge the battles. If you are interested please contact Whitney Taylor or the school office.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

This week we read this awesome book in honor of Presidents’ Day. This book has a separate page for each US president in poetry form.  We learned some crazy things and also tried to recognize what kind of poetry it was. We identified limericks, Haiku, free verse and more. It’s been a  good week in the library. We also added a US Presidents puzzle to our centers.

First and second graders read the three billy goats gruff and we talked abou folktales.  This story is almost 200 years old and came from Norway.  One student made the connection that norway is the place where the movie Frozen is supposed to be like and THEIR trolls were NICE and would like goats. :)

One of the centers for 1-2nd grade is re-telling the three billy goats gruff with our storytelling kit.

Kindrergarten we played a game about stories needing a beginning middle and ending.

Happy Presidents Day!  I hope you enjoyed your day off  this week!

See you in the library

Mrs Adams

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Did you Know

Just in case you're wondering what we're doing here in library you can always check the bulletin board outside the media center.  It will have what we're learning, what books we've read and what activities are coming soon. 
There's your handy library tip of the day!  See you in the library-  Mrs. Adams

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