SHILOH

In a lot of ways it has been a challenging year in the library. But I guess one way to figure out the success of something is see if a class responds as they have in previous years. Yesterday and today, I peeked in to see 4th grade listening to and watching me read Shiloh on their SmartBoard. They were very, very quiet and listened intently to the finale. At the end there was a smattering of applause-a thrilling sign that they loved the story. And following that was a long discussion of the themes in the book: lies and truth, good and bad, right and wrong. I can’t wait to read in person again, but this was so satisfying. What a great class!

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Ms. G Reads!

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Battle Of The Books Begins!

Some are at school in person and some are virtual, but our Battle of The Books teams persevere! Here is 5th grade beginning our Battle of The Books competition on Zoom and,  WOW! What great teams we have this year! Our fearless leader, Mrs. Mark, and I were so impressed with these readers along with the reader-competitors in 4th and 6th grades.This may be our best year yet. Stay tuned….

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Catholic Schools Week!

To kick of Catholic Schools Week, St. Eugene has declared Monday Sock Hop Day! These two dollys (aka Mrs. Dewey and Mrs. Bartkowski) happened to stop in the library and we had to take a photo. They are cool cookies! Several times throughout the day, Ms. Jones blasted some great 50’s music into the classrooms and everyone got up to cut a rug! What could tomorrow bring?

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Story Time!

 

In between checking holds put on books by grades 2 through 8 and delivering them to classrooms, selecting books for 5K and 1st grade, shelving, weeding and new book ordering, what do I do this year? I record, record, record on a wonderful App called Loom. I read picture books to the younger grades and chapter books to the older grades and record book talks about new books that have arrived to all. Here are some photos of the kindergarten and 3rd grade listening to story time and of what they actually see on their screens. I very much miss seeing all the students in person each week, but this is fun, too, and the students seem to enjoy our (socially distant) time together!

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Covid Stardom

I read stories virtually to the students this year and I’ve noticed that when some  4K students  spot me working in the library without my mask on, they will wave excitedly at me and shout out HI, MRS. BOYLE! even though we’ve never met. Finally I realized that to them, I am a weekly face up on their SmartBoard, just like on their television screens at home. I’m a Covid Celebrity!

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