Friday, December 17, 2010

Duck and Cover

This past Monday, December 13th, this is the sight I saw in our courtyard about 10 am.

We had an added treat that day of snow! All the way to school and most of the morning.

High School and Middle School took their break in the snow burning off some pre-exam jitters and stress!

Read Them and Weep

Well, not weep. This has beent he sight you have seen in our Library for almost the past 2 weeks! Ahhhh, new books - sort of does make your a little teary eyed. :)

I must say we have had some pretty excited super readers floating around this place so there might have been some tears of joy. (Probally from a few 6th graders who snuck in a bought the next 2 Book Club Books!)

We just packed it all up Wednesday.
I want to thank all the parents and grandparents who jumped in and helped. I couldn't have done it without you. (Especially since Madison decided to get sick the 2nd day of the fair - 1st time all year chose now - ha!)
The Book Fair was a HUGE success and we sold right over the amount we sold last spring!! So we have a nice pile of books to add to our collection.
Thanks again and I hope Santa brings you a book of your choice too!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Book Fair Alert!

The Book Fair will be heading our way right after Turkey Day!!!
Books are due to arrive Thursday, Decmeber 2nd and be set up for veiwing after lunch on Friday, December 3rd!
Come ready to shop till you drop starting Monday, December 6th - Wednesday, December 15th @ noon!
There will be tons to select from for your super reader!!


Hope everyone has a safe and blessed Thanksgving!! Enjoy your time off and see you in a few days!!

Sunday, October 31, 2010


The 3rd grade girlies met me for Taylor Swift LIVE @ Scholastics!

It was great!

I am not sure who was more excited about getting to see her.

It was neat to hear her talk about favorite books (To Kill A Mockingbird), books that she loved as a child (Dr. Seuss).

A few other classes enjoyed the presentation in their classrooms. You can still catch this at Scholastics until January 28th - it's been taped and saved for our viewing pleasure until then.

Of course she finished out our time together with a song!!

Taylor spells - happy girls! :)

Put it in Gear and Ride!

Of all the books I have read this school year this would probaly be one of my favorites!
Also my pick so far for the VA Readers' Choice! Of course a it's a close tie with The Hunger Games.
Two friends set off on a cross country ride after graduation and their lives are forever shifted into a new gear!

Write On!

Amazing book! I just finished this week before last!
I can't say enough good things about this book except - Lauren Oliver is coming to see us at SA on December 1st! I just can't wait to meet her!
She will be speaking to 9th-12th grade.
If you get a chance to grab a copy - do so!!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

READ nNOW with Taylor Swift!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Get Caught Reading!

This year we will be featuring our favorite senior Raiders "getting caught" reading during their favorite activities!!
Stop by and see what they are up to.
Their pictures will be framed and featured on the ends of the bookcases where the bulletin boards just to be. A large class picture will also be appearing on the back wall of the Library in one of our new "NOOKS"!
Where did your Senior "get caught'?

What's Today?

Just a quick shout out!

Tons of things have been going on since school started and it has been crazy busy getting into the swing of everything.

I am totally loving watching all the children explode with excitement about reading!!! They are little reading machines and it is so fun to watch them all bloom!!

If you haven't stopped by to see the renovations made - swing by and say hi!

A BIG thanks to the PTO, The Jeanie Pope Family, Courtney Applewhite and wink, wink for helping make the reading nooks possible this year! They are a HUGE hit with everyone!!!

Stop by every so often to see what's new in our little corner of Raider Land!!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

HAPPY 24th!

Hope everyone had a great 1st day back in Raiderland!!!
Not only was it the first day back, BUT I got my copy of THE MOCKINGJAY!
Can you guess what I have been doing tonight?
I have copies ordered for us at SA! Theyshould arrive Friday afternoon!
Stop by and see me and sign up for book clubs and scrabble clubs.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

The Saga Continues

For those of you who read the 7th-12th grade Summer Reading -#3 comes out with our return to Raider Land - August 24th!!! The books have been ordered so they should be arriving on our doorsteps within days of starting back!
Come by and see me to get a copy or your name on the list to get one!!
PS- Can you tell I am excited to finally find out what happens to Katnis, her love triangle and the Capital?

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


Just a quick peak at a few revamps on the library for this year! :)

Monday, August 9, 2010

So what did you think?

Stay calm - you still have a few more days of relaxing summer days to spend at the pool - I just can't wait to see everyone and hear about your summer adventures and what you thought about your summer reading. (pssssst - especially The Hunger Games - I loved it and we will have copies of #3 The Mockingjay shortly , it is being released on the 1st day of school!!!)

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Am working hard on the room .... a little sneak peek at the enterance of the room! :)
Hope you all are reading , reading, reading this summer too - can't wait to hear what you've read!

Monday, June 21, 2010


Welcome to our colorful space!

Here you will find out what we are working on, sneek peeks of up coming projects and see just how much fun art can be!

I hope you have as much fun checking in on us as we are creating and learning a little bit to boot!