Nicola's Books has once again offered us an exciting opportunity to visit with both an author and an illustrator! Scott Seegert and John Martin have teamed up to write a new series called SciFi Junior High. They will be coming to A2 STEAM on Tuesday, February 21 from 1:50-2:50pm to speak with students in Grades 3-6 about their book.
Here is a short description from the publisher:
So, maybe Kelvin lied a little about being a genius to fit in. And maybe a mad scientist is about to take over the universe unless Kelvin can stop him. Maybe everyone is doomed.
Well, at least Kelvin won't have to worry about math homework anymore.
Sci-Fi Junior High is an out-of-this-world story about friendship, accepting our differences, and the fight against evil... bunnies. Yes, evil bunnies - don't ask.
Sure to appeal to students ages 8-11, we are thrilled to have this opportunity brought to our school! As in the past, books will be available to purchase in advance and signed by the duo. Students will have the chance to speak with them at the time of signing.
The Order Form is attached at the bottom of this blog post. It will also be sent out to families via Bloomz. Please turn in the forms to your classroom teacher no later than February 10. Limited copies will also be available for purchase the day of the event.
The Media Center will be purchasing copies of the book for our library. Happy Reading!
In order to really delve deeply into the subject matter, students read both a biography of a person from the American Revolution time period, as well as an historical fiction. This allows them to gain a unique perspective on this period in our history. The funds from the grant will go toward increasing our collection of American Revolution biographies. Thank you, Ann Arbor Educational Foundation!
The second grant is a Donors Choose grant for $430 solely for contact paper. Before a paperback book can be added to the Media Center collection, it is covered with clear contact paper to protect it and extend its shelf life. As you might imagine, we go through a lot of contact paper at A2 STEAM! This grant enabled us to purchase 11 rolls just in time to start covering all of our Book Fair purchases! Thanks very much to those in the A2 STEAM community who donated to the cause!
Thank you for supporting this fundraiser - I can't wait for students to check out all of the new books we will have on our shelves!
Thank you to those who responded to my message about volunteering for the Book Fair! We are currently at 93% volunteerism, so the Book Fair is a go.
Set up will take place after school on Monday, 11/28. Tuesday 11/29 and Wednesday 11/30 are Preview Days, when students come down to look and make a wish list. Thursday 12/1 and Friday 12/2 are Purchase Days, and card, cash or checks made out to A2 STEAM at Northside will be accepted. Please remember to include tax!
We also have our after school event on 12/1 from 3-6 pm and will be open for families to purchase books.
Friday 12/2 at 3pm will begin the packing up of the Book Fair, so be sure to get your shopping done early!
The Online Fair wraps up 12/4 at midnight, so if you miss the fair during school hours, you can always purchase online through Sunday.
Thank you for your support!
The A2Steam Book Fair needs volunteers or we are in danger of losing the Preview Days and the after school Purchasing Event for Families.
Please sign up today! https://goo.gl/NTKVrF Thank you!
In order to make it run smoothly, we need the help of many volunteers! Click here to access our Sign-Up Genius and pick a time to help out.
Want to shop online? Click here for a link to our Scholastic Book Fair Online Shopping site
Proceeds from the fair will be used to add more books to our Media Center. Thank you for your support of this important fundraiser!
Ashes is the final installment of her trilogy that began with Chains and continued with Forge. It is set during the time period of the American Revolution and is told from Isabel's point of view.
Ms. Anderson was a highly engaging speaker, often bursting into lines from the musical "Hamilton" and getting our students engaged in history. We are so thankful to have her at our building and can't wait to read the book!
A special thanks to Nicola's Books for bringing this opportunity to A2 STEAM!
However, in order to ensure the books last longer, every paperback book in the library collection must be covered in plastic protectant, or contact paper, before it goes out on the shelves.
The Media Center is looking to replenish its supply of contact paper so that our backlog of new books can get out into the collection. If you are interested in donating, please follow the link here to the Donors Choose grant page: Contacting Books.
Thank you for your consideration and support!
Laurie Halse Anderson! This event is hosted by Nicola's Books, a local bookstore in town that is very supportive of Ann Arbor Public Schools. All students in 5th-8th grade will be invited to participate in the assembly.
Ms. Anderson has written several books for young adults and children, and will be specifically highlighting her new release, Ashes. Ashes is the exciting conclusion to the Revolutionary War historical fiction trilogy that began with Chains and Forge. All 3 copies of the trilogy will be on sale both on preorder and on the day of the event.
Please see the flyer attached to this post for additional pricing information. All preorders must be back to classroom teachers no later than Thursday, September 29. Students are encouraged to bring in personal copies of Anderson's books to be signed by the author.
We are very thankful to Nicola's for bringing this exciting opportunity to our school!
Remember, the idea behind a Little Free Library is take a book, leave a book. While we appreciate the general spirit of that statement, we want students to choose books when they need them, regardless if they have a replacement to leave. Please enjoy our library and take books to fortify your home libraries whenever you can.
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