It is Book Fair time again at Sprague School. It will be going on March 26-29 in the High School Home Ec. Room. The hours are Monday-Wednesday 8am-4pm and Thursday 8am-6pm. The Book Fair will be closed all Friday for clean up.
In years past, it has been our goal to raise enough money so that each of our students can get some free books. If you would like to help us reach this goal again this year please make any donations at the High School Office. Please make checks out to Scholastic Book Fair.
The Book Fair is also run with the help of other outstanding community members that volunteer their time. If you would like to help in this way we are always in need of volunteers. You can sign up at the High School Office or City Hall.
Both of these actions are GREATLY appreciated! However if you can't volunteer time or funds we still hope you swing by! We try to have a little bit of everything for all ages!
What you can't find at our Book Fair, maybe you'll have better luck with our Online Book Fair. This is something that Scholastic Offers to work side by side with the on-site Book Fair. From March 21st-April 10th you can parooze a much larger catalog of books Online. Items purchased will be ship to the school for pick up. The best part? Shipping is FREE! And any money spent at the Online Book Fair still benefits our school.
I do have to make one sad announcement. In years past it has been a Buy One, Get One Free Book Fair. Unfortunately Scholastic isn't offering this option anymore to schools who only have 1 Book Fair a school year. However Scholastic still offers amazing deals on great quality books.
We hope you join us for another amazing Book Fair! See you then!
If you have any questions please feel free to contact Stefani Kanzler at 257-2511 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
The school year has started off amazing! We are almost at the end of first Quarter & students have been learning all about the Dewey Decimal System. Let me share a little bit of what we've learned this Quarter.
The Dewey Decimal System was devised by librarian Melvil Dewey in the late 19th Century. He was unsatisfied with the way libraries were organized, or rather unorganized. So he devised the Dewey Decimal Classification system, which is still used in libraries all over the world. The Dewey Decimal system deals with the numbers 0-999. There are ten categories, each focusing on a certain topic, with multiple subcategories. If you want to look into the various categories you can click HERE.
We play a fun game to help keep the Dewey Decimal System fresh in our mind. We break up into teams, this year we did boys vs girls, then I ask them where I'd find a book on ________. They have 30 seconds to answer before the next team has a chance to steal the question. Then we have a speed round where I ask the students if a book is Fiction or NonFiction. Any correct answers are worth 2 points. It is great fun & students learn how to inference where material is in the library based on its subject.
Students also learn the difference between Fiction and NonFiction. This can be a very difficult idea to grasp. The easiest way for kids to remember this is focusing on the sounds at the beginning of the words. Fiction=Fake (Make Believe) and NonFiction=Not Fake (Real). Students learn that Fiction is organized by alphabetical order only. James and the Giant Peach would be cataloged as FIC DAH. FIC because it is fiction & DAH because those are the first three letters of the author's last name. While NonFiction is organized primarily in numerical order, then by alphabetical order. A factual book on wolves by Jesse Gordon would be located in 599 GOR. 599 because that is the specific Dewey Decimal number for books about wolves and GOR because that is the first three letters of the author's last name. Then we practice putting things in alphabetical and numerical order.
It sounds very confusing, but these kids are smart as whips & have caught on very quickly. We've worked on it a good chunk this first quarter. Starting next quarter students are going to start delving into research projects. It'll be fun, as always!