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Young Reader Medal

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT! I just submitted all our votes and the book that won at VISTA DEL MAR (not the actual state winner yet) is...drumroll please.....CAN I BE YOUR DOG! With The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors coming in a close second!

 

Over the last few weeks we have read all 5 nominees for the 2020 California Young Reader Medal. Which one did you vote for?

If you'd like to reread the nominees with your family, PARENTS can find most of the titles online being read aloud or for download onto kindles, etc. See if your parents would vote for the same book you did and then I will announce the winner here soon!

Here are the 5 nominees:
let me finish
Legend of RPS
highest mountain of books
Bad Seed
Can I Be Your Dog

 

 

 

 

Poet Tree


Our very special Poet Tree is taking shape but it needs YOUR help!

Print out the leaf template here and write your own poem for our school Poet Tree! Be sure to color it and when we are back in school Mrs. Mundl will add it to our beautiful tree.Maple Leaf link

 

Our featured student poets:

 

Cat

Cute, Orange

Meows, Chases, Snuggles

Gets in trouble

Frankie

by Max M., 2nd grade

 

Bridge

Big and Beautiful

Driving, Walking, Enjoying

In a Big City

The Golden Gate Bridge

Ella, 4th grade

 

Bear

Huge, Furry

Growling, Roaring, Sniffing

Be Careful, They Are Not so Friendly

Grizzly

Finn, 4th grade

 

Taco

Crunchy, Messy

Eating, Frying, Spilling

Keep the Food In It

Lunch

Nick, 4th grade

 

Donut

Pink, Colorful

Devouring, Chewing, Swallowing

Pink Frosting and Rainbow Sprinkles

Treat Delicious

Taegan, 4th grade

 

Winter

Cold, White

Sledding, Playing, Laughing

Drinking Hot Cocoa

Snow

by Kaity, 4th grade

 

Pony

Fierce

Runs like a cheetah

Jumping, Playing, Ducking

Playful horse that loves to play

Horseback Riding

by Kate, 2nd grade

 

Flying Pickles

Juicy, Delicious

Flying, lying, tying

Pickles in the air!

Green

by Grant M., 4th grade

 

H-ot Cocoa

O-rnament

L-ights

I-gloo

D -ecember

A-ll

Y-ay

S-anta

by Fynn, kindergarten

Welcome to the Library

                                                                     
heart library
Our beautiful library is constantly growing...and changing! We are moving to a "remote library" while our physical school library is closed.

Use the links on the top left to navigate to information on our site for both students and parents. I hope you have fun exploring, and I can't wait to see you back in the library soon!

Mrs. Mundl

Meet Our Librarian

Mrs. Mundl LOVES books and science! She loves doing voices when she reads and she loves getting kids excited about reading!

Before she was a librarian, she lived by a river in France, worked for a member of Parliament in London, went to law school in Los Angeles, lived in a minuscule apartment in New York City, worked across the street from the White House, and accidentally sneezed on the Queen of England.

When she's not reshelving books, she loves to be at the beach with her family (and a book).  Her pets are all named after authors: She has 2 poodles named Huxley and Harper, and 2 cats named Lucy and Frank.

online Story Time

While the library is closed, let's meet here for a weekly story!

This week we're reading about my favorite animal - the humpback whale! I hope you have a great week!

Click the link below to read the book with me.

The Spacesuit

Gerald's Book Reviews

Gerald

Gerald, the Library Fish, gets to hear all the stories we read together, but these are some of his favorites. 


Penguin

I'm not sure if Gerald loves this book so much because it's a vintage 1970s story, or that Mrs. Mundl can't get read it aloud without laughing hysterically, but it is definitely one of his favorites.


3 bears in a boat

Three bear siblings break their mother’s favorite blue seashell, and rather than tell her, they decide to set out in their sailboat to find her a new one. On their quest they encounter salty sailors, strange new islands, huge whales, and vast seas but no blue seashells.
 
This read aloud shares its best qualities with classic picture books: breath-taking illustrations, epic adventure, and a subtle message about taking responsibility for your actions.

 

violet the pilot
 

"Violet the Pilot" by Steve Breen is an amazing tale of a little girl named Violet, who loves to build flying machines with the junk she finds in the junkyard. She gets made fun of by the kids at school for being different - not playing with dolls, always wearing greasy coveralls and reading "strange books" (she reads "Principles of Aeronautics" at the lunch tables). But when a group of Boy Scouts gets into trouble, it's Violet who saves the day!

 

The Whale and The Snail

"The Snail and The Whale" by Julia Donaldson tells the story of a sweet little snail who longs to see more than her little rock in the harbor. When she puts out an advertisement for a "Ride Around The World", a whale answers and takes her on an adventure she's been dreaming about. But when her huge new friend gets beached after being confused by the loud sounds of boats in the bay, it's the tiny snail who saves the day, even though at first she thinks she's too small to help. This book is great to read aloud. Here is an exert:

 

"This is the whale who came one night

When the tide was high and the stars were bright

A humpback whale, immensely long,

Who sang to the snail a wonderful song

Of shimmering ice and coral caves

And shooting stars and enormous waves."

nous parlons français

Do you want to show your parents all the French words you've learned in the library this year? Here are our French colors, and some fun, Gerald approved, new words too!

 

french colors
french animals

Spring into Reading

Happy Spring!

Rainy spring days are perfect for snuggling up with a great book.

Keep checking this page for frequent updates. I will be posting fun reading activities we can do together and that you can share with your family.

Mrs. Mundl


Here are some of my favorite SPRING books! If you don't have these at home PARENTS can find many of these titles being read online for free, for free download at the public library or for purchase.


Picture Books

1. Fiona's Lace by Patricia PolaccoFionna s Lace

2. Cloudette by Tom LichtenheldCloudette

3. The Honeybee by Kristen HallThe Honeybee

4. If You Plant a Seed by Kadir NelsonIf You Plant a Seed

 

Early Chapter Book Series

1. The Land of the Spring Dragon (Dragon Master's #14) by Tracey West (Lexile 560)Land of The Spring Dragon

2. Zoey and Sassafras: Monsters and Mold by Asia Citro (Lexile 640)

Zoey and Sassafras

3. Houndsley and Catina by James Howe (for younger students, has color pictures, Lexile 580)Houndsley and Catina

 

Chapter Books

1. Ban This Book by Alan Gratz (Lexile 690)Ban This Book

2. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo (Lexile 700)

Edward Tulane

3. The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary (Lexile 860)

Mouse and the Motorcycle

Nonfiction Books (picture books and chapter books)1. Tree Lady by H. Joseph HopkinsTree Lady

2. Shark Lady by Jess Keating

3. Margaret and the Moon: How Margaret Hamilton Saved the 1st Lunar Landing by Dean Robbins

4. I Survived series by Lauren Tarshis

5. The Street Beneath My Feet by Charlotte Guillain

6. The William Hoy Story by Nancy Churnin

 

Graphic Novels

1. Smile by Raina Telgemier