Monday, October 30, 2017

On the Same Page - Book Club Fun!!!

It is not too late to be "On the Same Page" with our dear neighbors Little Shop of Stories and the City of Decatur. The first 7 people to sign up for this book club with Ms. Linahan will receive a free copy of the book Bud, Not Buddy and will meet on Thursday, November 30 after school for discussion and snacks from 4-5! Families are welcome.

Come by the media center and sign up now.

Contact Ms. Linahan if you have any questions!!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Reading Bowl Info


We will meet on Mondays after dismissal until 4:30. 

At the beginning, we will mostly spend this time reading, discussing books and creating a bank of trivia questions of the books we have read. The most critical practice sessions are in December and January, when we are actively practicing trivia questions with our buzzer system.

I expect to have more info about our meet with APS soon. It is usually the last weekend in January.

Here is the list of books.


Here is the summary form students will fill out for each book that is read.


Here are the rules and expectations:


  • Students will read at least 5 of the 20 books. The more one reads, the better.  READ. READ. READ. Students may be assigned certain books to be sure we have our bases covered.
  • Students will fill out a summary/trivia form for the books that they read.
  • Students should come to team practice as often as possible. Those who have occassional schedule conflicts may still practice by reading, filling out the summary/trivia form and keeping in touch with Ms. Linahan about absences.
  • Students will behave accordingly at team practice: stay focused, support others and have fun. Disruptive behavior will not be tolerated.
  • Team players for the actual bowl will be determined by the level of participation and knowledge gained over the next few months. Students may rotate rounds of player/alternate at the meet.
  • Students who do not walk/ride bikes should be picked up at 4:45 or go to after-care.

Here are a list of meeting dates:

Sep 18, 25
Oct 2, 16, 23, 30
Nov 6, 13, 27
Dec 4, 11, 18
Jan 8, 15, 22

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Reading Bowl 2017-18

You can find a link to the official Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl (HRRB) informational page in one of the tabs above, but for specific ANCS info, read on.

Students must commit to reading at least 5 of the 20 books. Once finished with a book, students will need to submit 5 trivia questions to Ms. Linahan.

We will meet for practice on Monday afternoons from 4:00-4:45 in the library. During this time, we will read, discuss the books and create and practice trivia questions. If a student is unable to attend practice because of schedule conflicts, notify Ms. Linahan and we can work something out - however, each team member should try to make it at least 1 team practice per month before the meet in January. The team will utilize Google Classroom and shared files to keep track of our trivia practice. 

The team will consist of 5 players and 5 alternates. The selection of players/alternates will be based on:

The number of books read.
The number of practices attended.
The amount of work you put into trivia creation and practice.

Here is a list of the HRRB books for this year.