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We had a great time meeting with Tween Library Council members during lunch today! A total of 57 students met today to plan great things and talk about awesome books. Each student had a chance to sign up for a committee and meeting date ... we have so many fun things planned this year! Sixth graders had a chance to watch a super exciting teaser trailer for a new mystery thriller set at the Biltmore Estate, Serafina and the Black Cloak. Seventh and Eight graders each had fun participating in a Book Speed Rating activity for their respective genres ... it was a fun way to get a great look at some new titles and challenge our first impressions! For the month of October, we'll be reading the following books/genres:
Students who missed today's meeting or who didn't have a chance to sign up for a committee should see Mrs. Keefer as soon as possible. A few committees will be meeting beforehand, but all of TLC will meet together again toward the end of October to discuss the books we read!
Tween Library Council shirts are here! If you've already paid, please stop by the media center to pick up your tee. Students can see Mrs. Keefer to pay via cash or check (made out to SMS). Parents can also pay via the "Pay Fees" link at the top of the SMS website- just look for the TLC Shirt option. Shirts are $12 and sizes are first come, first served.
The Tween Library Council met together during each grade level lunch today and came up with some amazing ideas! Formerly known as Book Club, the Tween Library Council (or TLC as we'll often refer to it throughout the year) is book club with a twist. Like a traditional book club, we will still be reading and discussing great books, but we will also be participating in volunteer activities and helping to organize library events for fellow students. Our goal is to read great books, better our school community, and encourage others to become readers. Our group meets during lunch in the media center, no less than once a month (more often at times!). 56 students in grades 6-8 participated in a "working lunch" today and were given the opportunity to brainstorm with each other about literary-related activities and events they'd like to see this year. The ideas were phenomenal and we are all so excited to meet back together soon to start fine-tuning some of these suggestions. Students who would like to remain active members are reminded to:
As always, don't hesitate to see Mrs. Keefer with any questions!
It's a scavenger hunt! Over the past two weeks, each Language Arts class had a chance to visit the library and participate in a QR scavenger hunt that taught students about the SMS media center. We scanned QR codes, watched video clips about the media center, and tested our knowledge with a fun quiz-bowl style assessment using Kahoot! Be sure to ask your student about what they learned. All of our orientation videos can be viewed on the "Library Info" section of our media center website. Feel free to reference these in the future if you ever need a refresher!