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  Yearbooks are on sale now through April 25th online.
Click here. Books cost $35


           

Welcome to the Garner School Library

                                             



  Once again Julian Franklin was a big hit this year when he inspired
  us in February.  He excited us and tested our knowledge with  a game
  show this year for grades 2 - 8, and for PK - 1, he did a program called
    Book Blast!  Not  only did the teachers get involved in the game  show,  
but the "dance break" time was very  entertaining to say the least! 

          

          


AR 2014 Read the Most from Coast to Coast

Garner students in grades 1 - 5 joined this 3rd annual event of taking as many AR

quizzes in a single school day as possible across the USA.  The goal was 5,000,000,

but 4,987,949 AR exams were taken. That was sooo close.  It was disappointing

that the goal of 5 million wasn't met, yet last year 4,409, 622, quizzes were taken.  

That means that an extra 500,000+ quizzes were taken this year. Our students took

 and passed 1,039 AR exams.  The halls and classrooms were filled with students

reading 
on the floor, under desks, and in the corners.  It was a rewarding day

for teachers and students alike.  Each grade level chose a different graphic to

keep tally and track 
their achievements throughout  the day.

 It was fun to watch the progress.

 
WAY TO GO GARNER READERS!

        
           Mrs. Coalson                                   Mrs. McClintock                                  Mrs. Borkey  
         
   Mrs. Shaw                             Mrs. Johnson
 
May 2013 - 2014 Be Your Best Reading Year Ever


 

   



                                              
                                                   

Goals 

1.  support and complement the instructional program of GISD
2.  strive to meet the independent reading needs of students
3.  provide a variety of print and non-print materials, services and equipment for the use of              teachers and students

4.   provide materials and programs that will stimulate growth in factual knowledge, literary
     appreciation, aesthetic values, and ethical standards

5.   to teach students to access and use information to make intelligent judgments in their daily        lives
6. 
to encourage students to read for information and pleasure

                                 
Policies

  Books are checked out on a weekly basis, but may be re-checked if needed. If a student has        an overdue book, he or she cannot check out another one until the overdue book has been            returned.

  A nickel fine is assessed per day when a book is past due.
  Lost or damaged books must be paid for before another book may be checked out. Please
   send cash or checks and a receipt will be given. Lost books that are returned in good                  condition during the current school year, will be refunded.
 

•  Students are welcomed in the library individually to use materials in-house or to check out        materials.
•  Teachers sign up for classroom book check-out. 
•  An in-library computer lab of six computers provide word processing, internet usage,     and AR connection for classes or individual use.

                                               

Library Staff

Mrs. Michelle Barton is the library aide, and the best part of Mrs. Barton's job is she works with all the students as they come to the library weekly.  She also has story time with grades K through 3 and suggests books for the older readers.

Another component of her job is processing new books.  It takes at least five steps to get each book ready for the teachers and students to check out. When she isn't with a class or processing books, she is re-shelving books, every librarians hourly and daily chore.  Teacher requests also keep Mrs. Barton busy whether it is laminating or pulling books.
                   Mrs. Sandra Moore is a retired librarian who works part time for Garner ISD.  Whether she is on campus or working from home, her major task is selecting, ordering and cataloging books that support the curriculum and enhance reading options for the teachers and students. She also coordinates the yearly author visits.
                               


Important Links for Knowledge


Library:           www.arbookfind.com 

Science:        
www.scholastic.com/magicschoolbus/home.htm

Math:            
www.mathplayground.com/games.html

History:          www.texshare.edu/programs/k12dbtrials/

Sports:          
www.SIKids.com    

 
                                       
        

                Links to Favorite Author Web Sites

Meg Cabot (Princess Diaries)
http://www.megcabot.com/

 

 Kate DiCamillo (Newbery author)
http://www.katedicamillo.com/

 

 Anthony Horowitz (Alex Rider series)
http://www.anthonyhorowitz.com/alexrider/

 

 Mary Pope Osborne (Magic Tree House series)
Contains a newsletter with family photos. Learn about her latest books.
http://www.marypopeosborne.com

 

  Christopher Paolini (Eragon fantasy)
This new author was 15 when he wrote Book 1 of his Trilogy.
http://www.randomhouse.com/teens/eragon/

 

  Gary Paulsen
http://www.randomhouse.com/features/garypaulsen/

 

  J.K. Rowlings (Harry Potter)
http://www.jkrowling.com/

 

Louis Sachar (author of Holes)
http://www.louissachar.com
Learn more about the author of Holes and his other great books.




We believe in the 3 R's:
Reading, Reading, and Reading!


                  
                    
                               


            

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