The end of the year is almost here and we will be closing the library May 8th for inventory. All books are due back in the library by May 7th.
Please check all your lockers, backpacks, closets, under beds, etc. Any books that cannot be found or are not turned in by May 7th will be marked as “lost” and the student will need to pay the fine associated with the book. All fines follow students every year, so please make sure you get everything turned in.
Thank you for your help, as this keeps our library resources from shrinking.
I recently came across a reading challenge for 2015 that I would like to share. The challenge is for fun and sets the pace at approximately a book a week for the year. It spans all different genres and you can choose your own books which allows you to control the reading level of the books you will be reading. If you would like your own physical copy of the challenge to write on and keep track, please see me in the library at any time. The upcoming book fair next month is a great opportunity to find books you can use for your challenge. If you need suggestions for books in each category, come see me. Have fun and read, read, read! 2015 Reading Challenge
Are you looking for a good book recommendation? Would you like to recommend a book to your peers? We have added a new tab in the taskbar at the top of the page for Book Reviews. The reviews now have their own dedicated page. Reviews are completed by students and staff. If you have recently read a book you would like to review, please see me in the library. All you need is a quick one paragraph synopsis, followed by a paragraph stating what you did, or didn’t, like about the book. Please also include how you rate the book out of 5 stars. I hope to see many more reviews in the future!
We have had many students sign up, and participate in our 2014-2015 Reading Challenge. Our current frontrunner for all the grades has 49 novels. However, it is not just about the amount of books, but the AR reading level assigned to each book. So if you feel discouraged because you do not have as many books, it’s okay. The winners are determined by the difficulty of each book finished.
The Skyview Library Reading Challenge officially begins today. Any reading-level-appropriate novels finished between today, August 18, and April 23 may be counted towards your reading goal. Once you have finished a book please come to the library and sign up your book count. Don’t forget to talk to me about your book, as well.
I encourage each of you to set a realistic goal for yourself during the challenge.
Having a specific goal set will help keep you accountable for your reading. Most of all, enjoy participating in the challenge. Use this as an opportunity to find the genre, author, or subject that you most enjoy.
If you need any book suggestions, you are welcome to explore the rest of the library website or ask me. I will do whatever I can to help you reach your reading goals!
I would like to take this opportunity to welcome our students back to Skyview. I would also like to announce the official opening of the Skyview library for the 2014-2015 school year! Language Arts classes will start coming into the Library as of today, August, 11. Students may begin checking out books and getting passes to come to the Library during REACH.
My name is Mrs. Gordon and I am your new Library Aide.
I am very excited to be here at Skyview. I cannot imagine a place I would rather be than in the Library. I look forward to meeting all of the students and I hope to instill a lifelong love of reading in each of you. If there is anything I can do to help you in the library please let me know.
I will be updating the Library website frequently throughout the year to include book reviews, recommendation lists, and other bookish posts. If you have any suggestions or book requests, there is a Suggestion Box set up for comments. It can be found under the “About the Library” tab on the Library Homepage.
The Book Fair is here! This year there are two fabulous ways to shop, including the new online fair.
In Person: March 14th to March 18th, between 7:30am and 3:00pm in the Skyview Library.
Online: March 14th to March 31st. If you aren’t able to visit the Book Fair, you can now shop online! All online purchases benefit our library!
- Students can create wish lists and invite family and friends to buy through our fair
- It offers an expanded book selection – books for all ages, even adult titles
Please join us to make this Book Fair the BEST our school has ever seen. We hope to see you at the Fair!
Be sure to come check out Skyview’s Annual Science Expo on Thursday, February 17th. Students have been researching and creating since early January and you can come see the amazing end result of these generic cialis 5mg efforts. You’ll be blown away by a library full of experiments, scientific demonstrations, video documentaries, artwork, and much more. The Expo will be set up in the Library from 8:00-2:45 and in the evening from 5:00-7:00.
Interested in helping out by being a judge? Contact Ms. Arangio to sign up!
All Library books are due on Friday, May 7th! Please get your books returned to the library as soon as possible to help us with end of the year inventory and avoid being fined. Any students who does not return books by the end of the year will be assigned a fine and will not receive a report card. Next year, students with fines will not be permitted to check out library books until fines are satisfied.
And yes, 8th grade fines will carry on to high school.
When I Was a Soldier
When I Was a Soldier by Valérie Zenatti
– 3 stars
Did you know that ALL boys and girls in Israel must serve at least two years in the army after their 18th birthdays? When I Was a Soldier is the true story of 18-year-old Valérie Zenatti’s experiences as a female soldier in the Israeli Defense Force.
While most teenagers around the world are worrying about going to college, hanging out with friends and dating, Valerie must deal with early morning training sessions, terrible mess hall food, and spying on pilots from the Jordanian air force.
After struggling through her initial training, Valerie gets assigned to the elite Israeli Secret Service, conducting top secret surveillance and spying missions. She misses her family and friends, and she’s trying to patch things up with her ex-boyfriend, but she must overcome and fulfill the important duty to her country.