Trash to Treasure: Turning Discarded Books into Treasure- March
The following is the schedule of events: Monday, March 25 at 7:30 am- Word Marbles (Students will cut words from discarded books and attach to clear flat marble stones.) Tuesday, March 26 at 7:30 am- Bookmarks (Students cut out bookmarks from discarded book pages. They can draw or print an image on the bookmark.) Wednesday, March 27 at 7:30 am- Roses (Students will create roses out of discarded book pages.) Friday, March 29 at 7:30 am- Folded Book Art (Students will be shown how to create folded book art from discarded books. Please bring a ruler to this event.)
Spring Book Fair- March
The book fair will be open during all Trash to Treasure events and homeroom on Thursday, March 28. It will be open during the afternoon from 3:45-4:00 pm each day. Scholastic has added an exciting digital payment option for those who do not wish to send money to school with their children. They now have an eWallet option for purchasing and as always, an online book fair. The following link will open up the page for both of these options: https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/arlingtonmiddle.
Read Across America- March
AMS will celebrate Read Across America with the theme Fox in Sox. Students are encouraged to bring on new socks to donate to Galloway Nursing Home. Those who bring in socks may wear crazy socks Friday, March 1.
Speed Dating With a Book- February
In February, the students will participate in Speed Dating With a Book. Students will spend five minutes getting to know a book before deciding if the book is right for him/her. They will rotate to different tables throughout the class getting to know books five minutes at a time. At the end of class, students will be able to check out any book they felt a connection with during the speed dating rounds.
Read a New Book Month- December
December is Read a New Book Month. In honor of this month, the AMS library will be collecting Books for St. Jude. We will be collecting books from Monday, November 26 through Monday, December 10. St. Jude is in need of recently published Young Adult books and books in other languages. Many of the patients at St. Jude are from countries around the world, yet most books donated are in English. You can find novels in other languages at Barnes and Noble and Amazon. St. Jude also asks that the books are brand new, not around pets, and not around smoke. Books can be brought to the library every morning starting at 8:30. Please help us make Books for St. Jude a success!
Freedom Week September 17-21
On September 17, 1787, thirty-nine men signed the U.S. Constitution, which officially began the U.S. government. We recognize this day as Constitution Day and this week as Freedom Week. Take a moment this week to consider what freedom means to you. You can find more information on this memorable day at http://www.constitutionday.com. Find books on the U.S. Constitution in the library.
Banned Books Week September 23-29
The American Library Association supports intellectual freedom through its advocating of non-censorship. To learn more about the history of Banned Books week click here. To see a list of frequently challenged books, click here.
The library and 8th grade social studies classes will join together to discuss these two weeks and what they mean for the rights of students.
Teen Read Week October 7-13
Teen Read Week was created by the Young Adult Library Services Association in 1998 as an initiative to get teenagers to read more. This year the theme for Teen Read Week is "It's Written in the Stars: READ." Since this week lands on our Fall Break, it is a great time to pull out a book and read. Remember to put any book you read over Teen Read Week on your Read Fit form. Happy Reading!