Halloween Read Aloud

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The CCHS Library was thrilled to host a Halloween Read-Aloud with our very own Life Skills class and some very precious students from Friendship Elementary School.  Our storytime featured guest reader, Ms. Ann Carter, and the classic creepy poem “The Cremation of Sam McGee.” The students listened intently and then enjoyed Halloween snacks. A huge thanks to Ms. Ann Carter for volunteering her time and to our teachers and students of these classes. What a “treat” it was to spend time together, hear a great story, and make new friends. Happy Halloween everyone!

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Read Our eBooks on Your Smart Phone!

Our eBooks provider has just announced its new smart phone capabilites. You can now checkout an eBook on you phone. If you have not yet set up your DestinyQuest account with Mrs. Nichols, please come by to see her. It only takes a couple of minutes!

To read on your phone, download the DestinyQuest App. It’s free.

Download the FollettShelf or Follett Digital Reader App. Also free

Once logged in, our eBooks are listed under FollettShelf. You can check them out from there!

Watch the tutorial below for more info!

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“It Came From a Book” Character Costume Contestants

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Thanks to all the students and faculty who participated in our “It Came
From a Book” Character Costume Contest. Congratulations to our winners:
1st Place: Harlee Henderson as The Mad Hatter
2nd Place: Morgan Reeves as Where’s Waldo
3rd Place: Kelly Young as Anne Frank
4th Place: Olivia Floyd as Hermoine
5th Place: Mattie Manzanarez and Leandrea Lovelace as Thing 1 and Thing 2
You all looked amazing! What a fun day!

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ESL Breakfast w/ Books

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We were so excited to host breakfast today for Mrs. Giles’ ESL class. At
the end of last school year, the class completed a research project to
determine the number of Spanish titles in the library’s collection
compared to the number of students in our school. They then wrote me a
wonderful letter requesting some titles they would like to read in
Spanish. After searching, I was able to find those titles. How delighted I
was to see them checking them out today. Thank you to Mrs. Giles and her
students for a great project and the lesson that sometimes all you have to
do is ask! Happy reading everyone!

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Physical Science Lemonade Lab and Alien Juice Web Activity

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Today I enjoyed have Coach Nichols’ Physical Science classes in for a joint activity. Half the students completed a study in concentration level, solutes, and solvents in the Lemonade Lab. The other half worked in the computer lab on a Alien Juice web activity. Then, students switched to participate in the other activity. Thanks for your great behavior and those funny sour faces ;)!

 

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Teen Read Week is Coming! Oct. 15-19!!

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The CCHS Library is thrilled to announce its upcoming events for Teen Read Week 2012! This year’s theme is “It Came From the Library,” so our week will be filled with spooky and chilling treats! Everyone is invited to participate in all events; Books-a-Million gift cards will be awarded for the winners of the bookmark, short story, and costume contests. Other winners and participants will receive sweet treats!

All Week:

Very, Very Scary Bookmark and Short Story Contests: Design a spooky bookmark to illustrate this year’s TRW theme or write a very spooky short story. Entries must be submitted to Mrs. Nichols by Wednesday, Oct. 17. Entry forms and guidelines available in the library or from your skinny block teacher.

**Destiny Quest, Posterous, and Twitter campaigns: Create your DestinyQuest account with Mrs. Nichols or sign up to follow us on Twitter and Posterous and be entered into a drawing to win a prize on Friday

**Book Confession Submissions: Celebrate the 2012 “It Came from the Library” TRW by submitting a book review of the scariest book you have ever read and receive a sweet treat for your frightening confession. (Confession Forms in Library)

**Get Caught Reading: Bring your book with you to Skinny Block each day; We’ll Stop, Drop, and Read!

Student Booktalks: Each day during morning announcements, a student or faculty member will advertise a recent read to encourage others to check it out.

Daily Events 

Monday, Oct. 15 : DestinyQuest, Posterous, and Twitter account campaign focus; Check out a book from our TRW display and pull a Tootsie Pop from the Pumpkin

Tuesday, Oct. 16 –  ESL Breakfast w/ new books in Spanish, , Stop, Drop, and Read, during SB

Wednesday, Oct. 17 – “Bagels and Books” Teacher Breakfast; Very, Very Spooky Bookmark and Short Story Contest Submissions due to Mrs. Nichols Recognize Top 5 Patrons

Thursday, Oct. 18 –, Trivia: What is the scariest book you’ve ever read?

Friday, Oct. 19 –  “It Came From a Book” Character Costume Contest (judging during SB), Campfire Literary Lunch w/ S’mores; Winners of Contests announced

 

Congrats to Cade!

Congratulation to Cade, our winner of the “How Well Do You Know Your Facutly?” trivia. Thanks to all who participated. Watch here and on Twitter for exciting upcoming events for Teen Read Week (Oct. 15-19)!