Tucker Elementary School had a special visitor recently. Students attended a session with Louisiana children's book author/iIlustrator Mike Artell. Mr. Artell has several popular books based on Cajun inspired fairy tales. He talked to the students about being an author/illustrator and then taught the students how to do their own cartooning. Pictured with Mike Artell are Koen Richard, John Beale, and Chayse Wright. Click here to see more pictures.
Recently Hammond Westside Montessori invited Author Grandpa Gray to share information regarding his book titled, The Land of the Three Elves. The students who participated were in grades 3rd-6th. During Grandpa Gray's storytelling presentation, the students were given the opportunity to ask questions. The students at Hammond Westside Montessori enjoyed another educational opportunity to interact with a real author in person. All students were engaged and well behaved.
Pictured on the front row are Landon Mott, Nathan Gendron, Mason Pepin, Jyra Brumfield, Destiney Strahan, Akayla Ruffin, and Shameitha Dock. Pictured on the back row are Librarian Michelle Hampton, Norman Warren, Author Grandpa Gray, Gabrielle Jackson and Librarian Darlene Muse.
Fancy Nancy (aka Librarian Monica Sullivan) was recently spotted in the library at Hammond Eastside Elementary Magnet.
Sheila Willie, Librarian at Independence Elementary School dresses as Mrs. Claus for Christmas 2012.
Children's Book Author Michael Finklea visited Tucker Elementary recently. Mr. Finklea talked to students about never giving up on their dreams. Students also enjoyed personal book signings after the presentation. Click here for more pictures.
Independence Elementary students were excited to meet "Turkey", from Eve Buntings' A Turkey for Thanksgiving. Sheila Willie, the Library Media Resource Teacher, read to students all week dressed as Turkey.
Sandy Daniels, Librarian at Amite Elementary Magnet School, is reading Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad for Read for the Record Day. Mrs. Daniels and the 4th graders participated in a Video Conference with first grade students in Central to collaborate on the book.
On Monday, September 24th, Sam, the library mouse, visited classrooms at Independence Elementary. Media Resource Teacher, Sheila Willie, is working to increase reading through the Accelerated Reader program at I.E.S. The students will be reading The Library Mouse books written by Daniel Kirk. Sam also visited the Accelerated Reader party that was held to reward students in the 5 point club and those students who earned 85% or better on their AR quizzes. Willie said, “Encouraging students to keep reading and trying their best on AR quizzes is a must, because we all know The More You Read, the Smarter You Get!
Pictured are students at the AR party: Front row l to r: Je’layciah Todd, Jose Pina, Jeramiah Buggage, Madison Danley, Heidi White, Jalyn Clay. Center l to r: Jamya Stewart, Taylonne Austin, Kristy Alvarez, Sam The Library Mouse, Dylan Vernon, Evevette Morehead, Skyler Hernandez, Brinden Hinton, Teacher Sheila Willie Top row l to r: Kelsey Johnson, Mikel Coston, Laderricka Couch, Justin Brumfield, James Smith, Devon Nunez, and Elvis Martinez. Not in photo are Angeles Landaverde, Ren Mattei, Kaslyn Montgomery, Jamyria Williams, Morgan Rice, Trek Bellazen, Akeilan Harness, Deshior McGary, Rozario Navarre.
Jamya Stewart dances with Sam, The Library Mouse while encouraged to read during the AR party.
Hammond Eastside Elementary Magnet fourth graders were recently visited by "Bigfoot Cinderrrrrella", also known as Monica Sullivan, Librarian. She read Bigfoot Cinderrrrella by Tony Johnston and illustrated by James Warhola. Mrs. Monica always tries to instill the joy of reading in her students.
A Bad Case of Stripes at Independence Elementary
Students at Independence Elementary are in for a shock this week. Their new Media Resource Teacher, Mrs. Sheila Willie, has A Bad Case of Stripes. Author David Shannon's Camilla Cream breaks out in stripes because she loves lima beans. Her friends don't like lima beans, and she is very worried about what they will think. Mrs. Willie becomes Camilla as she shares her excitement about her new job. To encourage student participation and a love of reading, Mrs. Willie plans to dress as a character from a well-known story at least once a month. She will create lessons for each grade level around the book theme while teaching library/resource media skills. Throughout the year, Accelerated Reader will be used to encourage students to reach goals with exciting activities planned by Mrs. Willie. Teachers and students are excited about the transformation the library has undergone this summer and look forward to spending more time in the IES library. Pictured above - Mrs.Sheila Willie as Camilla Cream, Savannah Magee, and Mark Griffin. Pictured below - Mrs. Willie and Deaf Education teacher Mrs. Jo Wilson read and sign A Bad Case of Stripes.
These Amite Elementary Magnet School students were rewarded for reading 30 or more Accelerated Reader books during the 3rd six weeks. Librarian Sandy Daniels presented the following students with award certificates and prizes for this fabulous accomplishments: Floor - Calli Mixon and Dominique Pinestraw;
Chairs: Seth Tabor, Zaris Landrews, David Selders, Angelina Bernard, Aaliya Perry, Calvionte Russell,
Standing: AEMS Librarian, Mrs. Sandy Daniels, Robert Collins, Justin Hughes, Derek Hall, Madison Hill, Tamia Warner.
Tucker Elementary students dressed up in their nightwear for Pajama Day and attended their book club meeting. Students enjoyed donuts and discussed their book for the month, Judy Moody and Stink - The Holly Joliday.
Left to Right-Bottom: Emma Dow, Anne Chevalier, Brinley Bailey, Tricia Dobbs, Gabrielle Lewis, Mallory Bourquard, Marteyah Hampton, Sentelle Brumfield, Markia Hampton, Airionne Garner, Emmee Stroud, Natalie Fitzgerald, Shawna Fisher, Emma Gandolfo
Kneeling: Gabrielle Jenkins, Jaela Burks, Mikel Harry, Sarah Stegall, Autumn Collins, Kyle Hall, Brody O'Donnell, Zachary Montgomery, Jared Farmer, Zoey Maynard
Standing: Krystle Hyman, Librarian, Nicholas Guagliardo, Tyrese Hall, Derrick Hess, Sivan Hunter, Gabriel Yates, Mason Garaudy, Caleb Pierre, Tyler Robertson.
Two O.W. Dillon students have read and passed comprehension quizzes on over 100 Accelerated Reader books!! Keith Madison and Charles Marshall are in Richelle Votaw's second grade class at O.W.D.
As of April 12, 2011, TPSS students have read 147,066 AR books.
Congratulations to all.
Nicole Barros has almost made the 1,000 point club in the Accelerated Reader program at Ponchatoula Jr. High School. Nicole has earned 955.1 points so far this school year. She has taken and passed 84 quizzes with 98.6% comprehension accuracy. Nicole's favorite author (at this time) is L.J. Smith who writes the Vampire Diaries. She also enjoys books by Sara Dessen, James Patterson, Suzanne Collins and many more. She won the Accelerated Reader award last year at PJH. Pam Lipscomb, Librarian at Ponchatoula Junior High, stated that Nicole reads at least four to five books every week. As we come to the end of National Library Week we want to congratulate Nicole on this great accomplishment.
Hammond Eastside Primary students who met their Accelerated Reader goals in January display their certificates.