AlamoLiz @ the Library

Monday, February 20, 2006

San Antonio Christian Elementary School starts blogging!

As the librarian of the elementary school for San Antonio Christian Schools, I have decided to start sharing what's going on in the library through our brand-new blog. Today is Presidents' Day, and we have the day off, so now is a good time to jump into the pool.

A new program, called the Classics Bowl, is in its beginining stages. This is a reading contest for our fourth and fifth graders, divided into teams of 3-4 students. Two of our moms, Leslie Carter and Ann Ross, have brainstormed this idea and are working on the details of the contest.

We have chosen five books for our students to read and then to be quizzed: Prince Caspian, by C.S. Lewis; Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott; The Prince and the Pauper, by Mark Twain (Samuel L. Clemens); The Call of the Wild, by Jack London; and Hans Brinker, or The Silver Skates, by Mary Mapes Dodge. We are providing each team with a copy of each title, so that members can pass the books around to each other once they have finished reading one.

We currently have about 19 teams of students. Each team has at least one "coach," or parent/adult that encourages the team in reading the books and in selecting a team theme. To make this as much fun for the students as possible, we are suggesting that they come up with a team t-shirt or outfit to wear on the day of the contest, which will be May 12. The format we will follow for that game day will be similar to a "Family Feud" game show, with students being asked a question on the five books, and points given for correct answers.

1 Comments:

  • Hey, girl! I can't even send a blog correctly! I was trying to be the first! Anyway, congratulations on your new blog site. You are doing a great job in the library. Love, Elicia

    By Anonymous Elicia Webb, at 12:49 PM  

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