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Sherri Gage (Thursday-Friday)firstname.lastname@example.org
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Here is the scoop from our new librarian:
"Hello! I'm Sherri Gage, the part-time Teacher-Librarian at Discovery, serving the Thursday and Friday library classes. I am excited to join Sabrina Lindquist this year in jointly delivering our passion for all things literacy related! I also am the part-time TL on Monday at Apollo Elementary.
Even as a child, the library was always a place of wonder, comfort and inspiration for me. My family moved often and internationally due to my father’s occupation, and since we are all “bookworms”, we’d always seek out the local library as a first stop. Beverly Cleary, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Walter Farley, Charles M. Schulz, and the ghost-writers of the Nancy Drew franchise were my earliest “babysitters.” I believe passionately that books open worlds and possibilities.
I hold an MA in Instructional Technology, a BA in both Elementary Education and English, and most recently earned a Library Media Endorsement. After 20+ years, the dynamic field of elementary education continues to keep me on my toes and inspire me. When I’m not in the library, you can find me hiking, traveling, gardening, enjoying a good book on my patio, or playing taxi driver to my kiddos and their varied activities."
We were thrilled to receive a $1,000 grant for Scholastic Books at the end of last school year. Here is a partial list of the new titles we've added this year, thanks to our Discovery parents’ generosity:
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Hooray! We now have a library laptop cart with 16 laptops, giving us enough computers for every student in each library class! Here's what we've been up to:
Kindergarteners are thrilled with their first practice choosing books from the shelves, using their library cards as "shelf markers" so they can put unwanted books back in their correct locations. Our five classes enjoyed looking for the named flowers and creatures included in the squirrel story Nuts to You! by renowned collage artist Lois Ehlert. We're reading Duck for Turkey Day by Jacqueline Jules, the sensitive story of how a Vietnamese-American girl reconciles her family traditions with the "American" Thanksgiving standard.
4th and 5th graders! Here are the nominated chapter books for this year's Sasquatch Reading Award chosen by the Washington Library Association. Check them out from our library so you can vote for your favorite in April!
Tumble & Blue by Cassie BeasleyBailey's Story by W. Bruce CameronForever or a Long, Long Time by Caela CarterMany Reflections of Miss Jane Deming by J. Anderson CoatsThe Only Road by Alexandra DiazRefugee by Alan GratzReal Friends by Shannon Hale The Song From Somewhere Else by A. F HarroldThe Mighty Odds by Amy IgnatowMrs. Smith's Spy School for Girls by Beth McMullanSpirit Hunters by Ellen OhThe Goldfish Boy by Lisa Thompson