Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Books of Reading Bowls Past and Future!

I am always excited to see the list for the upcoming Georgia Children's Book Award Nominees. For next year, our newly adopted and revamped Reading Bowl - aka The BBB Society (Books! Buzzers! Breakfast!) - will read, discuss and quiz on the ten books in the 6-8 category, but all 20 will be available for reading in our library.

As for last year's nominees, ANCS middle kids voted on these books as their favorites:

L to R - 1st, 2nd & 3rd place!

The majority of kids throughout Georgia thought differently, with the middle years book winner being Projekt 1065:

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

A Wrinkle in Time Book Club Sign-up!!!

*Deadline for entries is 5pm Thursday, February 15.
*Winners will be given their books by Friday, February 16.
*The matinee will be Saturday morning, March 10. Awaiting movie times to be posted.
*The book/film discussion date will be determined once the group is formed

Note: Any ANCS student, staff member or parent/guardian may join our club by reading their own copy or a library copy and paying for their way at the matinee. Just let me know if that is what your family intends to do.

The 15 middle campus students who are selected from this entry process will win a book, admission to the film and an $8 concessions credit. Selection is based on entry responses regarding a significant book the student has read. It should be concise, but meaningful. Shoot for around 100 words.

This is an example response - Ms. L's very own (108 words):

When I was nine years old, I moved to a new town and a new school for fourth grade. I had a difficult time time making friends and turned to books for company. It was then I stumbled across A Wrinkle in Time (by Madeleine L'Engle) in our school library. This was the first science fiction book I had ever read.  The idea of time travel and good versus evil blew my mind! I was hooked. I continued to read all of Ms. L'Engle's other books and started a lifelong quest in looking at my own humble place in the universe and learning about different religions and faiths.


Friday, January 5, 2018

2018 Spelling Bee

Don't forget the ANCS Spelling Bee takes place next Thursday, January 11 at 4:15 in the middle campus library. This is a great cross-campus event that promotes vocabulary, confidence and public speaking. Families are invited to come and support their spellers and peers.

Any ANCS student in grades 4-8 may join. It's not too late to grab a study sheet and review the words. Study lists may be picked up in the libraries on either campus, or Ms. Linahan can email a pdf by request.

The winner will go on to compete in the Atlanta Public Schools District Bee in February.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Galileo for Research

Below you will see two ways to utilize Galileo for a good start on research:

1) Accessing the RESEARCH STARTER from the main search page.

2) Accessing ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA directly from the list of databases.


1) To access RESEARCH STARTER, type your topic in the search box:

If there is a RESEARCH STARTER for your topic, it will be the first result. 
Next, try this........

2)To go directly to ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA, go to the Galileo home page and choose "Browse by Type":

Next, choose "Encyclopedias" from the list:

Choose either Middle or High School Encyclopedia. HS will give more info and Middle is geared to middle reading comprehension. Explore both if you like.

Once you enter your search topic see the side bar for further reliable sources.