Sunday, December 9, 2018

December 9, 2018

Letters About Literature

This week I will be introducing a writing contest from the Library of Congress. You have two options for submitting your work:
You may hand in your letter to Mrs. Roy by Monday, January 7, 2019.
Or you may submit your letter electronically from home. The electronic submission deadline is Friday, January 11, 2019.
Here are the details (including a video to walk you through the steps of submitting your letter online). 

Holiday Gift Giving Guide

The fourth and fifth graders of HMS provided recommendations for books and magazines that would make great gifts. Do you have family or friends asking what they should get? Look no further! Here is the Holiday Gift Giving Guide for 2018.

We now own three books in the MiNRS series. 

MiNRS (MiNRS #1), (2015)
by Kevin Sylvester

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Remember, you must read at least 3 titles to vote after February break. But don't stop at three! Keep reading so you make an informed decision! Here is the list.

The Losers Club, (2017)
by Andrew Clements

Goodreads summary link

Do you not enjoy homework? This boy sure didn't and took things to a whole new level!

Class Action, (2018)
by Steven B. Frank

Goodreads summary link

Kevin Sylvester wrote the MiNRS series but has also written some pretty cool nonfiction sports books. Here is one we just acquired for the library.

Game Day: Meet the People Who Make it Happen, (2010)
by Kevin Sylvester

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Teachers, need a mentor text for exploding a small moment? Look no further. This book is perfection.

Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut, (2017)
words by Derrick Barnes and pictures by Gordon C. James

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