Thursday, March 19, 2015

Welcome to Brandon Mull

Author Brandon Mull is Visiting the Lower School Library!


On Thursday, April 2 at 1 pm, Brandon Mull is visiting the LS Library!  Mull is the creator of several well-loved books including Fablehaven, The Candy Shop Wars, and his latest series The Five Kingdoms.  Third through fifth grades will be attending, but we would like to offer all families the chance to purchase signed copies of his books.  Order forms are due this Friday, March 20. Thanks again to Powell's for this visit!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Mighty Girls!

I often get requests for books which feature strong female characters both from teachers and parents especially in connection to 2nd Grade Hero Reports.  Here is a super site to browse and know that many of the books are here for you to borrow!  You can also find this link over in our Reading Resource Links just to your left.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Fancy Nancy!

What fun we had this morning with Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser during their OES stop as part of their Fancy Nancy RV Tour.  From balancing bananas (!) on our heads to singing along to "Deep in the Heart of Texas" they kept us entertained and enchanted with "fancy" words.  Thanks to Powell's for making this visit possible!










Book Ninjas Conquer Top Spot!

So proud to announce that our own 4th Grade Book Ninjas from Mrs. Sathyaraj's class won the Region One OBOB Regional this past Saturday and will move ahead to State which is April 11th.  Congratulations to the Book Ninjas-Jacob, Leela, Arun, Maxwell and Jeremy!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Bring on the Pink!


On Monday, March 9, the Lower School Library is proud to welcome author Jane O’Connor and illustrator Robin Preiss Glasser, creators of the Fancy Nancy books!  Various classes will be attending from Kindergarten through 2nd grade. The event will take place in the Chapel at 9 am on the 9th.  Please join us!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Gung Hay Fat Choy!

Goodbye to the Year of the Horse and welcome to the Year of the Sheep!  During our library classes, our Beginning School and First Grade students have been investigating the Lunar New Year and it's celebrations through folktales and picture books.  We have learned about the importance of color (red!), the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac, and special traditions around the holiday including hongbao.






Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Book Ninjas Conquered the Top Spot

Our Lower School Library was bursting with energy this morning as nine teams battled for the right to represent OES at the regional OBOB Battle on March 7th.  Congratulations to the Book Ninjas-Jacob, Leela, Arun, Maxwell and Jeremy- and the Sparks-Sean, Julian, Ashley, and Barrett-who made it the finals.  The final score was Book Ninjas, 50, and the Sparks, 30 in a closely fought battle. Honorable mention goes to The Purple Pygmy Breakdancing Hippos-Piper, Lily, Olin, and Carson- since they won two battles and were strong contenders.  Watch the Final Battle!