April 2015


K-3: Kindergarten through third grade heard the Washington Children’s Choice Picture Book Award nominee Hoop Genius: How a Desperate Teacher and a Rowdy Gym Class Invented Basketball, by John Coy.  We also read The Day the Crayons Quit, by Drew Daywalt and Black Rabbit, by Philippa Leathers.

During conference week, each student came to the library to place their votes for the award.  While our school voted for The Day the Crayons Quit, we still have to wait for all votes to come in from the entire state before we can determine it is the winner.

4-5: Fourth and fifth grade wrapped up our work on website evaluation.  Fourth grade evaluated thedogisland.com using Mrs. Skorupski’s Website Evaluation Gizmo.  Students determined that this website is not accurate and trustworthy.

During conference week, all fourth and fifth graders came to the library and placed their votes for the Sasquatch Reading Award.  The winner was Wonder, by R.J. Palacio, by a landslide!  The official winner for the state will be announced mid-April.

ALL GRADES: The Garfield PTA will begin selling brand new Garfield apparel featuring our new logo!  See example below!  *Actual logo is in an awesome and vibrant yellow.*  

Mrs. Gylys and Mrs. Pattin enjoyed reading Dr. Seuss books in the library for the “Seusstastical” celebration of reading for Read Across America Day!  Thanks so much to Alex, Jen, and Erin for putting on such a fun event.  We were glad to be a part of it!



BLAM! ZAP! POW!: WE LOVE GRAPHIC NOVELS!  Come on down to the library to join us for a cozy read-in at our Books and Blankets event!

Who: All members of the Garfield Elementary community

What: Bring a blanket, pillow, and/or stuffed animal.  You can even wear your PJs or dress up as your favorite superhero!  We’ll provide the books and snacks.

When: Thursday, April 30th from 6 pm-7 pm

Where: Your lovely Garfield library!

Why:To highlight our new and improved graphic novel collection AND…because reading gives you SUPERPOWERS!


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School Library Month

National Poetry Month

April Fools (Apr. 1)

Easter (Apr. 5)

Bat Appreciation Week (Apr. 5-11)

Dictionary Day (Apr. 14)

World Art Day/Leonardo da Vinci’s Birthday (Apr. 15)

National Princess Week (Apr. 19-25)

Earth Day (Apr. 22)

Talk Like Shakespeare Day (Apr. 23)


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