Congratulations to our Semester 1 "Books: gotta read 'em all" winners. Prizes includes book bags, pencils, 3D pokemon prints, and a lots of books.
We've read 125 books in semester 1. Let's see if we can double that during semester 2. Stop by and see Mrs. Mainero in the media center to learn how you can get involved in this reading program.
'Tis the season to cozy up with a classic novel. Stop by the library and check one out today.
Mrs. Mainero's Top 5 Classics at the Library
1. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Compassionate, dramatic, and deeply moving, To Kill A Mockingbird takes readers to the roots of human behavior - to innocence and experience, kindness and cruelty, love and hatred, humor and pathos. The unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it, To Kill A Mockingbird became both an instant bestseller and a critical success when it was first published in 1960.
2. Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
Anne of Green Gables is a 1908 novel by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery. Written for all ages, it has been considered a children's novel since the mid-twentieth century. It recounts the adventures of Anne Shirley, an 11-year-old orphan girl who is mistakenly sent to Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, a middle-aged brother and sister who had intended to adopt a boy to help them on their farm in Prince Edward Island. The novel recounts how Anne makes her way with the Cuthberts, in school, and within the town.
3. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Guy Montag is a fireman. His job is to burn books, which are forbidden, being the source of all discord and unhappiness. Even so, Montag is unhappy; there is discord in his marriage. Are books hidden in his house? The Mechanical Hound of the Fire Department, armed with a lethal hypodermic, escorted by helicopters, is ready to track down those dissidents who defy society to preserve and read books.
4. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Ebenezer Scrooge, a most disagreeable curmudgeon, is visited by the ghost of his partner Jacob Marley. Marley informs him that he is to receive three visitors this Christmas Eve. They are the spirits of Christmas Past, Present, and Future. By the next morning the change in Scrooge is astonishing, he has become a kind, generous, caring, and thoughtful person.
5. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
When orphaned Mary Lennox comes to live at her uncle's great house on the Yorkshire Moors, she finds it full of secrets. The mansion has nearly one hundred rooms, and her uncle keeps himself locked up. And at night, she hears the sound of crying down one of the long corridors.
The gardens surrounding the large property are Mary's only escape. Then, Mary discovers a secret garden, surrounded by walls and locked with a missing key. One day, with the help of two unexpected companions, she discovers a way in.
What classic novel do you find interesting or plan on reading this year?
Reuther Middle School will be participating in the Scripps National Spelling Bee again this year.
Classroom Spelling Bees will be conducted prior to January 5th. Your child’s Language Arts teacher should be announcing the competition date in the near future.
Classroom winners will advance to the School Spelling Bee which will take place on Tuesday, January 10th.
The school 1st place champion will be invited to compete at the Final Local Spelling Bee on March 26, 2017 at Oakland School (2111 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328) at 1:00 p.m.
The following study materials are attached:
Additional resources can be found at http://spellingbee.com
Let your voice be heard and join the teen advisory board. Share your ideas on library programs, new books to purchase, prizes, and other library matters. We meet the third Monday of each month.
Questions? Contact Mrs. Mainero!
Summary: Nick Hall is the star player on the soccer team until a bombshell announcement shatters his world.
Genre: Realistic Fiction, Novel in verse
Summary: After being sold to a cruel couple in New York City, a slave named Isabel spies for the rebels during the Revolutionary War.
Book 1 in the Seeds of America Trilogy
Genre: Historical Fiction
Summary: Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School for Witchraft and Wizardry.
See Mr. Lazzo or Mrs. Mainero for a list of reason why you should read this book!
Summary: When the Berlin Wall went up, Gerta, her mother, and her brother Fritz are trapped on the eastern side where they were living, while her father, and her other brother Dominic are in the West--four years later, now twelve, Gerta sees her father on a viewing platform on the western side and realizes he wants her to risk her life trying to tunnel to freedom.
Genre: Historical Fiction
Summary: After a family tragedy, Jacob feels compelled to explore an abandoned orphanage on an island off the coast of Wales, discovering disturbing facts about the children who were kept there.
Summary: In a future world where those between the ages of thirteen and eighteen can have their lives "unwound" and their body parts harvested for use by others, three teens go to extreme lengths to uphold their beliefs--and, perhaps, save their own lives.
Genre: Science Fiction
Summary: Twelve-year-old Annabelle must learn to stand up for what's right in the face of a manipulative and violent new bully who targets people Annabelle cares about, including a homeless World War I veteran.
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Crusader Nation Library is proud to introduce this year’s reading program: Books! gotta read ‘em all! This school year you can put your reading abilities to the test and try to collect 12 different book genres. Below you will find answers to the most frequently asked questions about the program.