Book Fair

The Book Fair is coming! Skyview’s second book fair of the year will be Monday, March 15th – Friday, March 19th in the library. Check out the fantastic selection of books, posters, school supplies, and computer software. Find yourself something fabulous to read over Spring Break!

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Science Expo Winners

Check out the results from last Thursday’s 7th Grade Science Expo that was held in the Skyview Library.

Congratulations to the winners and great job everyone who participated!

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Science Expo

Be sure to come check out Skyview’s Annual Science Expo on Thursday, February 25th. You’ll be blown away by a library full of experiments, scientific demonstrations, inventions, artwork, and much more. Interested in helping out by being a judge? Contact Mr. Bonser to sign up!

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Thirteen Reasons Why – 1/10 B.o.t.M.

Thirteen Reasons Why

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

5stars – 5 stars

Thirteen Reasons Why is one of the best young adult books I have read in a long time. It tells two stories – one about Hannah Baker, a 17-year-old girl who, by the end of the first chapter we already know, has committed suicide; the other about Clay Jensen, a friend of Hannah who receives a mysterious package of audio tapes in the mail and starts to listen.

The two stories begin to intertwine as Clay finds out the tapes were left by Hannah – each tape is a dedicated to a specific person and each tape tells a “reason why” she killed herself. Hannah’s reasons start out fairly minor, mostly involving rumors and pranks, but they rapidly become much more serious until Clay finally gets the complete picture of what led Hannah to make the ultimate decision.

Thirteen Reasons Why is an extraordinarily well-written and well thought out novel. It is a page turning thriller and an emotional roller coaster. It treats a very sensitive subject with thoughtfulness and tenderness. But most importantly offers a terrifyingly realistic example of how rumors and bullying may seem innocent, but can start a chain of events with unpredictable and tragic consequences.

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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian – 11/09 B.o.t.M.

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

5stars – 5 stars

Junior is a teenager growing up on the Wellpinit Indian Reservation in Washington State – a terribly poor, hopeless world of alcoholic adults, fistfights and tragedy. But Junior is a little different than his classmates…he’s successful in school, a talented artist and a pretty good basketball player. But most of all, he actually dreams of a future off the reservation.

Things really start to change when he decides to transfer to a school in Reardon – the “rich, white school” in the town near the reservation. He finds himself caught in the middle of two worlds – truly a part-time Indian. His white classmates shun him because he’s Indian; his Indian friends shun him because he abandoned the reservation.

Part-Time Indian is told with humor and sarcasm and is full of Junior’s funny cartoon drawings
that are his way of dealing with the difficult life of the reservation. Read along as Junior struggles to overcome his tough upbringing and make something of his life.

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Steve Layne is Coming to Skyview!

Dr. Steven Layne

Dr. Steven Layne

We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Steve Layne, author of This Side of Paradise and Mergers is coming to Skyview on Wednesday, December 2nd!
 
This is Dr. Layne’s 3rd visit to Skyview and he will be speaking to 7th grade students about his life as an author and the writing process.
 
He will also be doing a book signing and autographing books that students purchase. If you’d like to purchase a book and get it signed, please download and submit the following order form to your child’s language arts teacher by Tuesday, November 17th.

If you have any questions, please contact your child’s Language Arts teacher.

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Book Fair

The Book Fair is coming! Skyview’s first book fair of the year will be Monday, December 7th – Friday, December 11th in the library. Check out the fantastic selection of books, posters, school supplies, and computer software. Books make great Christmas gifts!!

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Space Night

Make sure you come check out Space Night on Thursday, October 8th from 5:00-7:00 at Skyview. We will have student rocket launches, raffles and games, student work displayed, an inflatable planetarium, food for sale, a band concert, and much much more!

Bring the whole family for a night of space fun and education!

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Help With Research

Got a research project going on? Check out the new Subject Guides section of the library website. Just click on your subject and you’ll find excellent websites for different topics. These sites are MUCH better than searching in Google and getting lost on the Internet.

If you have any suggestions for sites that we should include in our guides, just let Mr. Lewis know!

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Hunger Games – 9/09 B.o.t.M.

Hunger Games

Hunger Games

Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

5stars cheap custom essays 5 stars

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Hunger Games is a gripping page-turner about a young girl named Katniss who lives with her mom and younger sister in a poor, remote area in the future country of Panem. Katniss is a hunter – she illegally enters the woods each day, gathers plants and shoots game to sell at the market and feed her family.

Each year in Panem, the Hunger Games are held and the whole nation watches on live television. The games are like the Olympics, but instead of athletic events the young children of Panem are turned loose in a huge arena with only one rule – whoever is left alive is the winner.

Read along as Katniss fights for her life – she must evade her opponents, find water and food, and face the truth that in order to live, everyone else has to die.

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