Monday, April 17, 2017

Monster Bookmarks for School Library Week

Each class created a special project during School Library Week.

6th grade created fun bookmarks.

Book Spine Poetry for School Library Week

Each grade level created something fun to celebrate School Library Week.

7th Grade created book spine poetry. To make it even more fun, the kids did dramatic readings; some included choreography!

Blackout Poetry during School Library Week

Each grade level completed a fun library activity during School Library Week.

8th grade created Blackout Poetry

Nerd Girl Craft Club

Some fantastic kids have joined our Nerd Girl Craft Club hosted by three nerd women: Mrs. Groebe, Mrs. Green and me (Mrs. Burns). Our club celebrates the magical world of Harry Potter. So far we have created Butterbeer Lip Balm and Pencil Wands. The students have competed in a fun Harry Potter trivia contest and the Tri-Wizard Tournament.


School Library Week!

April is library month. April 9-15, 2017 was school library week. Mrs. Howard and I were showered with colorful posters, many fantastic cards and a delicious lunch from Panera. Thanks everyone at Liberty Middle School! We love you!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Student Created Book Trailers!

Missouri Book Award 

Nominees Book Trailers

Mrs. Beagle’s and Mrs. Bosiljevac’s 7th grade Advanced ELA classes created book trailers to advertise the books nominated for the 2017-18 Mark Twain and Truman book awards. Ten of the following trailers won the first ever book trailer contest sponsored by the Missouri Association of School Librarians (MASL) and are featured on the DVD that is shown to students across the state of Missouri. We are very proud of all of the students who participated. Click this link to the original blog post.

Mark Twain Nominees

Truman Nominees

Webster: Tale of an OutlawThe Fixer 1
The Fixer 2 Winner
The Doublecross: And Other Skills I Learned as a SuperspyForget Tomorrow   
All the AnswersThe Leveller   Winner
House ArrestRed Queen  Winner
Red Queen 2
Took: A Ghost StoryOrbiting Jupiter  1
The War That Saved My Life 1
I am Princess X   Winner
The Worst Class Trip EverA Night Divided   Winner
Book ScavengerThe Honest Truth   Winner
Fish in a TreeCode of Honor  1
Beneath 1
All Fall Down   1
Echo WinnerWhat Waits in the Woods 1
The Only GameRebel Mechanics: All’s Fair in Love and Revolution Winner
Mark Twain Nominees Playlist                            Truman Nominees Playlist

Monday, December 19, 2016

A Book Tasting

“Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly.”
~Francis Bacon

Recently students at LMS got to "taste" our new shipment of books before they were available for check out. The LMC was transformed into what the students described as "a fancy restaurant". During the tasting the students were asked to preview books, write a brief reaction and rate how likely they would check the book out in the future. Students shared their ratings and reactions with their peers. Everyone learned about several books during the three rounds of previewing and sharing. Many books were placed on hold for reading over winter break.