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(Updated 10/30/17)

My name is Mrs. Schiweck, and I am the librarian at Moscow Middle School.  I am looking forward to meeting all of you.  Feel free to stop by the library.  We have a large collection of books, magazines, audiobooks, and reference materials to meet your enjoyment and informational needs.  Throughout the school year, we will be featuring library programs and other activities.  Chess boards and mind puzzling activities are always set up and available during student free time. We are open from 7:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. every school day.

Check back here for more information, or visit the Moscow Middle School Library website.

See you in the library!

Mrs. Schiweck

 

IT’S IN THE BAG

Themed Book Bags

The MMS Librarians put together 13 themed book bags.  Each bag contains books and activities based on a common theme. Check one out today!  What’s inside is a surprise!

Book Bag Titles:

Take Your Best Shot (Photography)

Get a Clue (Puzzles / Spies)

Out of this World (Space Exploration)

Make Do (Engineering)

Circuit Breakers (Circuitry)

Rockin’ Robots (Robotics)

Take a Flying Leap (Flight)

Code Breakers (Computer Science)

Bitmaps and Vectors (Graphic Design)

Hot Knots (Crafts)

A Piece of Cake (Baking)

A Stitch in Time (Crafts)

Sink or Swim (Survival)

 

Marshmallow and Wooden Stick Sculptures

 

WHY FIT IN

It’s cold outside, so join us for some warm fun in the library. Our theme is “Why Fit In When You Were Born to Stand Out” Dr. Seuss.  So STAND OUT and borrow a featured book that celebrates uniqueness.  Activities include K’nex, snowflake crafts, and a collaborative winter art project. See you in the library. Mrs. Schiweck and Mrs. Watson

Featured Books that Celebrate Uniqueness

650.1 PEN

Penn, Maya,  You got this! : unleash your awesomeness, find your path, and change your world.

792.8 COP

Copeland, Misty, Life in motion : an unlikely ballerina.

796.44 HER

Hernandez, Laurie,  I got this : to gold and beyond.

FIC CAR

Carter, Caela, Tumbling : a novel.

FIC COO

Cooner, Donna D. (Donna Danell). Skinny.

FIC ERS

Erskine, Kathryn. The absolute value of Mike.

FIC HEA

Headley, Justina Chen.  Girl overboard.

FIC HOW

Howe, James. Addie on the inside.

FIC LEV

Levine, Gail Carson. Fairest.

FIC PAL

Palacio, R. J. Wonder.

FIC ROS

Rosenthal, Betsy R. Looking for me.

FIC SLO

Sloan, Holly Goldberg. Short.

FIC SPI

Spinelli, Jerry. Stargirl.

FIC WEA

Weaver, Will. Defect.

FIC WIN

Winkler, Henry. A brand-new me!

FIC WOL

Wolitzer, Meg. The fingertips of Duncan Dorfman.

GN 741.5 CHM

Chmakova, Svetlana. Awkward.

P 551.57 MAR

Martin, Jacqueline Briggs. Snowflake Bentley.

SPEED DATE A BOOK

The 6th grade reading teachers, Mrs. Mangini, Mrs. Faircloth and Mrs. VanArsdel are planning a Speed Date a Book activity for their students.  Students will be given just a few minutes to get to know a book before moving on to the next as they travel around the table.  This is an opportunity for each student to create a list of books that he/she would like to get to know better.

 

Libary Program for November

Travel Through Time

(Historical Fiction)

 

 

 

SPOOKTACULAR LIBRARY FUN!

October is always an exciting and crazy time in the MMS library.  This year’s Spooktacular events provided spooky and non-spooky fun for everyone.

Spooktacular 2017 Opportunities

  • Spooktacular Books – fun, scary books

    Orange Books – Leaf Trough a Good Book

  • Orange Books – great books with orange covers
  • New Books – new books purchased for the 2017-18 school year
  • Cooperative games:  Settlers of Catan and Forbidden Island
  • Puzzles
  • Leaf Art:  Leaf rubbing, Leaf painting, Leaf creatures
  • Paper Pumpkin creations – craft project
  • Pumpkin string art – craft project

Carve Out Time to Read

4th QUARTER 2017 LIBRARY ACTIVITIES

Make It at the MMS Library STEAM Activities

May 2017

  • K’nex Challenges – Each day students were given a new K’nex construction challenge to complete. Students used the K’nex building pieces to design prototypes for each of the challenges. Some of the designs included robots, Ferris wheels, vehicles for space exploration, watercraft, and playground equipment.
  • Makedo Cardboard Construction – Students used the tools in the Makedo toolkits to design and construct with cardboard and other recycled materials.
  • Makey Makey – Students experimented with Makey Makey circuit boards and Scratch programs in combination with non computer everyday objects to create unique computer controllers.  One of their favorites was the Makey Makey flower piano.

April 2017

  • Edison Robots – The MMS library provided students with an introduction to the Edison robots. Students explored the basic functions of the robots by using its barcode scanning features. Several of the students moved on to programming using the software provided on the Edison website (https://meetedison.com/). The Edison Robots are available for check out.
  • Poetry – found poetry, blackout poetry, and concrete poetry.

STEM RESOURCES IN THE MMS LIBRARY

Through a joint effort and grant opportunity provided by the Idaho Commission for Libraries, Institute of Museum and Library Services, Idaho STEM Action Center, and Tesoro the Moscow Middle School Library was the lucky recipient of:

These STEM resources will be available for classrooms and individual use throughout the Moscow School District. Some of the Edison Robots and Makey Makeys will be available for check out.  Ask your librarian how you can borrow these resources today!

MARCH MADNESS 2017

March Madness voting has begin in the MMS Library. Vote once each day for your favorites.

Sweet Sixteen List

Divergent VS The Raft

Heroes of Olympus VS Lost in the Sun

Legend VS Fault in Our Stars

Brotherband Chronicles VS Unbroken

Selection VS The Boy in Striped Pajamas

Hunger Games VS Fablehaven

Eye of Minds VS Michael Vey

Harry Potter VS Maze Runner