The Spring Book Fair is Coming!
White Eagle’s Spring Book Fair is coming! This book fair is a great way to stock up on summer readings. The Spring Book Fair will be held from March 16th - March 23rd. Be looking for more information regarding hours, shopping, Wish Lists and more in the next few weeks . All purchases support the LMC! Be looking for new books in the LMC from the funds we make off the book fair as well as next year’s Monarch and Bluestem award nominees. Thank you again!
It’s a Reading Extravaganza!
After 6 amazing weeks of reading our White Eagle 600 program has come to an end. I am amazed at all the reading that you all have done! It is with great pride that I can announce that together students read over 13,600 hours during this reading challenge! With just about 530 students in our school, that is over 25 hours per student... more than two times the required 10 hours. Amazing! The grade level winners that will be receiving a pizza party are: KG, 1H, 2T, 3H, 4AE and 5S. Congratulations! Ticket forms for the Cougars will be coming home at the end of March or beginning of April and Six Flags tickets arrive in May.
It’s Time to Vote
You read the books and now it’s time cast your votes. Stay tuned for the official winners of this year’s Monarch and Bluestem lists when we meet for What’s New in the LMC for April.
Click to see next year's Monarch and Bluestem lists.
Do you like to write or read poems? If so, this is the contest for you. All students at White Eagle School are encouraged to write an original poem on any topic of their choice. Visit the website below to find out more information on how to submit your work and have it published in a real book. Winners share thousands in cash and prizes. In addition to the winning entries, other entries of high merit are accepted to be published in a hard-bound anthology. Good luck!
Deadlines: Spring poems must be submitted to Mrs. Vieira by April 5th or on your own using the website above by April 6th.
March Creation Station:
Come on down and try your luck with...
Check out These Great Books
How to Read a Story
Step One: Find a story. (A good one.)
Step Two: Find a reading buddy. (Someone nice.)
Step Three: Find a reading spot. (Couches are cozy.)
Ballet Cat: What’s Your Favorite Favorite?
Ballet Cat and her cousin Goat are preparing a show for Grandma. Each is trying to outdo the other—Ballet Cat with an elaborate dance routine (of course), and Goat with his amazing (amazingly lame, that is) magic tricks. Neither act goes off quite as planned, but it doesn't matter . . . because Grandma falls asleep during the performance! Oh well, at least Ballet Cat and Goat learn how to cooperate. (But Ballet Cat cooperates better!)
Click here to learn how to draw Ballet Cat.
Not Quite Narwhal
Growing up in the ocean, Kelp has always assumed that he was a narwhal like the rest of his family. Sure, he’s always been a little bit different—his tusk isn’t as long, he’s not as good of a swimmer, and he really doesn’t enjoy the cuisine. Then one night, an extra strong current sweeps Kelp to the surface, where he spots a mysterious creature that looks just like him! Kelp discovers that he and the creature are actually unicorns. The revelation leaves him torn: is he a land narwhal or a sea unicorn? But perhaps, if Kelp is clever, he may find a way to have the best of both worlds.
Click here to watch a video book trailer.
The Girl Who Never Made a Mistake
Beatrice Bottomwell has NEVER (not once!) made a mistake…
Meet Beatrice Bottomwell: a nine-year-old girl who has never (not once!) made a mistake. She never forgets her math homework, she never wears mismatched socks, and she ALWAYS wins the yearly talent show at school. In fact, Beatrice holds the record of perfection in her hometown, where she is known as The Girl Who Never Makes Mistakes. Life for Beatrice is sailing along pretty smoothly until she does the unthinkable—she makes her first mistake. And in a very public way!
Today is the day Nanette gets to get the baguette! Is she set? YOU BET!
Mo Willems' hilarious new picture book, Nanette's Baguette, follows our plucky heroine on her first big solo trip to the bakery. But . . . will Nanette get the baguette from baker Juliette? Or will Nanette soon be beset with regret?
The Magic Word
When Paxton C. Heymeyer’s babysitter tells him to say the magic word, she could never have imagined that what would happen next would be a walrus chasing her, an elephant in the living room playing cards, and a full water park and moat in the front yard. And that’s just the beginning…
When Bruce gets home from a southern migration trip with his goslings, he is tired. He is grumpy. And he is definitely not in the mood to share his home with the trio of mice who have turned his den into a hotel.
There's a possum pillow fight wreaking havoc in one room, a fox luring guests into a stew in the kitchen, and a snuggly crew of critters hogging the bed. Bruce growls and grumbles and tries to throw them all out, but the entrepreneurial mice just can't take a hint. Bruce is in a little over his head, especially once the goslings join the staff. Will this grumpy bear ever get his quiet, peaceful den back to himself?
Antoinette’s three burly brothers each have a special talent. Rocky is clever. Ricky is fast! And Bruno is STRONG. Mrs. Bulldog reassures Antoinette that there is something extra special about her—but Antoinette is not so sure.
Then one day, while Antoinette plays in the park with her friend Gaston, Gaston’s sister Ooh-La-La goes missing. Antoinette feels a tug in her heart and a twitch in her nose. She must find Ooh-La-La. She will not give up!
Can Antoinette rescue the puppy in peril—and discover what makes her extra special along the way?
Eerie Elementary Series
Sam Graves discovers that his elementary school is ALIVE! Sam finds this out on his first day as the school hall monitor. Sam must defend himself and his fellow students against the evil school! Is Sam up to the challenge? He'll find out soon enough as he teams up with friends Lucy and Antonio to stop this scary school before it's too late!
Click here to watch a video book trailer about the series.
Flying Beaver Brothers Series
Meet Ace and Bub, the flying beaver brothers! Ace loves extreme sports and is always looking for a new adventure. Bub loves napping and, well, napping. But when penguins threaten to freeze Beaver Island for "resort and polar-style living," the brothers put their talents to work saving their tropical island paradise. Can they save Beaver Island from environmental destruction? And can they do it in time to still win the annual Beaver Island Surfing Competition?
Haggis and Tank Unleashed Series
Tank is a clumsy, outgoing Great Dane. Haggis is a dapper and grumpy Scottie dog. In the first book in the series, Haggis and Tank set sail as pirates. At first, Haggis doesn't see what Tank does--that an adventure awaits them with just a little imagination! But soon, Haggis joins in the fun and the two friends go on a pirate adventure. They talk like pirates, swab the deck, and even search for buried treasure.
Lotus Lane Series
Kiki, Coco, and Lulu are the BEST of friends. They even have their very own club! But Mika, the new girl, is shaking things up on Lotus Lane. This first book is written as Kiki's diary--with illustrations and doodles throughout. Kiki LOVES creating cool outfits, hanging out with friends, and collecting fun facts like these:
Fact: I am a member of the Lotus Lane Girls Club.
Fact: I will one day be a VERY famous fashion designer.
Fact: My new neighbor Mika is trouble--triple trouble!
Fact: Even chickens must look their best.
Read Kiki's diary to find out all about life on Lotus Lane!
Missy’s Super Duper Royal Deluxe Series
Missy is a very creative girl who does everything in her own super duper royal deluxe way! This first book is about Missy's school picture day. Despite Missy's keen fashion sense, her mother insists on choosing her picture-day outfit for her. But Missy thinks it's the most boring outfit EVER! She simply must find a way to make her picture-day outfit her own. With her trusty friend Oscar and her cat named Pink by her side, Missy is sure to come up with an outfit that's truly super duper royal deluxe!
The Notebook of Doom Series
Monsters + Humor + Fun = THE NOTEBOOK OF DOOM!
Alexander has just moved to a new town where he is about to uncover all sorts of monsters! He finds an old notebook with the word "DOOM" inscribed on the front cover. The Notebook of Doom, which Alexander now holds, contains top secret information about monsters! In the first book, Alexander goes up against spooky balloon goons--unique and twisted arm-waving balloon guys! This book is full of humor, engaging black-and-white illustrations, and of course . . . monsters!
Click here to watch a video book trailer.
Encounter some of the worst disasters in history!
Can two kids survive… The sinking of the Titanic in 1912? The Chicago Fire of 1871? The Kansas Train Wreck in 1892? The Colorado Blizzard in 1886?
Find out in these action-packed Survivors stories: Titanic, Fire, Earthquake, and Blizzard.
Hilo may look like an ordinary kid, but he’s DEFINITELY not! When we last saw Hilo, DJ, and Gina, Gina had been sucked into a mysterious portal to who knows where! But friends don’t let friends disappear into NOWHERE! It’s up to D.J. and Hilo to follow her. Will there be danger? YES! Will there be amazing surprises? OF COURSE! Will Gina end up being the one to save them? DEFINITELY! The trio will have to battle bad guys and face disgusting food, an angry mom, powerful magic, and more! Will they survive . . . and make it back to Earth before the portal closes again?!
Click here to meet the Hilo characters.
For twelve-year-old Emily, the best thing about moving to San Francisco is that it's the home city of her literary idol: Garrison Griswold, book publisher and creator of the online sensation Book Scavenger (a game where books are hidden in cities all over the country and clues to find them are revealed through puzzles). Upon her arrival, however, Emily learns that Griswold has been attacked and is now in a coma, and no one knows anything about the epic new game he had been poised to launch. Then Emily and her new friend James discover an odd book, which they come to believe is from Griswold himself, and might contain the only copy of his mysterious new game.
Racing against time, Emily and James rush from clue to clue, desperate to figure out the secret at the heart of Griswold's new game—before those who attacked Griswold come after them too.
Click here to watch a video book trailer.
Fifth grader Tamaya Dhilwaddi and seventh grader Marshall Walsh have been walking to and from Woodridge Academy together since elementary school. But their routine is disrupted when bully Chad Hilligas challenges Marshall to a fight. To avoid the conflict, Marshall takes a shortcut home through the off-limits woods. Tamaya, unaware of the reason for the detour, reluctantly follows. They soon get lost. And then they find trouble. Bigger trouble than anyone could ever have imagined.
In the days and weeks that follow, the authorities and the U.S. Senate become involved, and what they uncover might affect the future of the world.
Click here to watch a video book trailer.
Pokemon, Pokemon and More Pokemon!
Support the LMC through Anderson’s Online Store
We are excited to announce a new way to help support the LMC through our friends at Anderson’s. When you go to http://abcfairs.com you can log on as a White Eagle shopper (login and password are both WhiteEagle) and then a percentage of your purchase comes right back to White Eagle School and your books are mailed to your home address. You can also purchase eBooks through this website that will work on many devices such as iPads, Nooks, iPhones, etc. Anderson’s Bookfair Company provides a high quality selection of literature and supports our LMC. If you have questions or want more information, feel free to contact Mrs. Vieira.
Are you looking for a way to honor and celebrate your birthday at school? The White Eagle LMC has an idea for you! Donate a book in honor of your birthday to White Eagle’s LMC and become a member of the White Eagle Birthday Book Club. It helps build our library collection and makes you feel special at the same time! For more details about the Birthday Book Club see the attached sheet below. Last year we had over 200 students participate in our Birthday Book program. That is an amazing number of donations and means our LMC is 200 books better. Take a look at all of our amazing birthday books by putting your mouse over the Library Media Center on the left hand side of this page and then clicking on the Birthday Book section.
Birthday Book Club Letter
Be Safe on the Internet
Become an Internet safety wiz. Learn how to be safe and smart on the Internet. Visit any of the sites below to play games, watch videos and more!
Go Green at White Eagle!
Help keep the earth clean while earning new equipment and cash for our school. You can make a difference and help us earn even more by saving your used printer cartridges and cell phones. Just bring in your items to the LMC and we’ll do the rest. Tell your parents, friends and where your parents work. The more cartridges and cell phones the more we help our school and our planet!