Archive for May 2014

May 22, 2014 Book Club Meeting

The last meeting of the 2013-2014 school year was very eventful and a complete success. Once everyone had signed in and jotted down a quick list of must-read book titles (ex: Unwind Series, We are Liars, The Sea of Tranquility, The Raven Boys), the meeting got underway. Jenna Beth, a junior member, gave a presentation on her volunteer project called Hallo-Math, which helps parents teach their young children math easier. If interested, contact Mrs. Van Hise in the fall of 2014. For my senior practicum, I decided to create a “One Star Review” quiz contest made up of lousy reviews of some popular novels for the book club to participate in. Take the quiz here yourself and see how well you’ll do! Also with the summer quickly approaching, some leisurely summer reads are a must. Mrs. Salvatore created a handy book log to keep track of the numerous books you’ll take on this summer! Happy reading!

Chelsea’s Top Ten

Hi Everyone! My name is Chelsea and I am doing my Senior Practicum with Mrs. Van Hise in the Allentown High School Library Media Centerchelsea1. Basically, I have been given a task as part of my internship to pick my top ten favorite books of all time and make a bulletin board promoting them. Since I want go into the publishing and marketing field specifically for books, this was the perfect opportunity to start out getting my top choices heard to the student body. Take a look at my choices and give one a try, I really enjoyed all of them!

Poetry in the Wild

poetry5Students and poetry took flight outside the classroom on Poem in your Pocket Day, April 24th. Armed with sidewalk chalk, students wrote passages from a number of well-known poets which included work by Robert Frost, Sara Teasdale, Shel Silverstein, Emily Dickinson, Pablo Neruda and e.e.cummings. Afterwards, students went “shopping” for five favorite lines from other poems, then worked in groups to create a new cento poem. Enjoy some of the
new creations.