Kory Schlawin, Teacher-Librarian | korine.schlawin@mcsdonline.org | 901 Cedar St. | Muscatine, IA 52761 | 563-263-7784

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Friday, October 21, 2016

Spooky Stuff for Halloween

This is a perfect time of year to read a spooky story!

Check out the books on display in the CMS Library or read one of these favorites:

Doll Bones by Holly Black - Three friends from a Pennsylvania middle school who have long enjoyed acting out imaginary adventures with dolls and action figures, embark on a real-life quest to Ohio to bury a doll made from the ashes of a dead girl.

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman - The orphan Bod, short for Nobody, is taken in by the inhabitants of a graveyard as a child of eighteen months and raised lovingly and carefully to the age of eighteen years by the community of ghosts and otherworldly creatures.

Breathe: a ghost story by Cliff McNish - When he and his mother move into an old farmhouse in the English countryside, asthmatic, twelve-year-old Jack discovers that he can communicate with the ghosts inhabiting the house and inadvertently establishes a relationship with a tormented, malevolent spirit that threatens to destroy both his mother and himself.

The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud, Book 1 in the Lockwood & Co series - Follows three young operatives of a psychic detection agency as they battle an epidemic of ghosts in London.


For even more spooky book suggestions read this article from School Library Journal or check the CMS Library catalog.

You are welcome to watch the book trailers from YouTube linked below - but be prepared to be scared! 

Thursday, October 20, 2016

New books!

Check out some of the new books in the CMS Library! Use Destiny Quest to access the full CMS New Fall 2016 resource list.

Just a few highlights:

From Kate DiCamillo http://www.katedicamillo.com/

From Rick Riordan - http://rickriordan.com/series/the-trials-of-apollo/

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

6th grade TRAILS

We will be taking an assessment called TRAILS in library to see what students already know and don't know about information literacy: finding, using, and evaluating information and information sources.

6th grade TRAILS

Here are the results:

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Reading Challenge

Click on the Reading Challenge tab along the top part of the blog!

Monday, August 29, 2016

Review, Renew, & Recommend

Review procedures
Renew acquaintance with books and genres
Recommendations - good books to read

Find Someone Who...

Library Orientation

Basic library orientation
Where things are: fiction, non-fiction, pencil sharpener, printer, & etc.
Check outs: how many books & for how long


New school year! Time to learn and review school wide PBIS information


Slides presentation