Our Fiction section is now organized by genre!
Like stories about sports?
Popular authors like Matt Christopher, Mike Lupica, and Jake Maddox live on these shelves.
A mix of stories to please both girls and boys.
Prison breaks? Deserted islands? Wilderness adventures? Classic dog stories?
Authors like: Gary Paulsen, Gordon Korman, Preus, Sachar, and Farley
Stories with historical aspects
American Girl, Dear America diaries, Royal Diaries, Little House on the Prairie
These are all stories with elements that could really happen.
Read about different families, pets, and life experiences
Similar to fantasy as these stories have some crazy story elements that couldn't really happen, but focus more on science, time-travel, aliens, and the unexplained.
Series include: Franny K. Stein, Unfortunate Events, Choose Your Own Adventure, Time Warp Trio, and Among the Hidden
Like tales that send shivers up your spine?
These deal mostly with ghosts. Goosebumps books and Scooby Doo are shelved here.
Mystical creatures, magic, fairies, dragons, flying carpets, and castles with princesses abound in the stories that are in the Fantasy section.
Some of the tales include: Bad Kitty, Magic Tree House, Bailey School Kids, Charlie Bone, and Harry Potter
The flexible schedule allows teachers and small groups to use the library throughout the day on an as-needed basis. This means that our RTI groups often meet here to work with Mrs. Orleskie on different projects. A variety of online and offline activities have been explored this year by different grades.
First Grade RTI has been working on Rainforest research! We aren't quite done yet, so I won't give away the surprise.
Second Grade RTI has worked on Coding by using our Robotic Mice as well as websites like Code.org, Tynker.com and Kodable.com. We also used scenes from our book groups to illustrate in the ScratchJr. App. Currently, we are typing our summaries from our book groups.
Third Grade RTI did a book group about Encyclopedia Brown and his detective skills. We also played Citation Tag, proposed "I wonder" questions about the oceans, and researched our questions using online databases from the library page. Some were World Almanac for Kids, DK Find It, and Encyclopedia Britannica.
Fourth Grade RTI has done coding, research on a variety of topics such as the Dewey Decimal System, presidents, and topics of interest related to their book groups. They typed up and presented their findings to the group. Their Dewey Exploration is up on the board in the hallway. Most recently their pop-up book about Jack and the Beanstalk was accomplished through a great deal of team work and problem solving.