National Library Week

posted by Lisa Gogel

Why visit a library?

Libraries Transform

Celebrate National Library Month by visiting a library near you!  Our local libraries offer story times, science programming, creation studios, music and art events, wide & varied collections, technology assistance and so much more! Stop by today!

April Update

posted Mar 28, 2017, 3:04 PM by Lisa Gogel

Here comes April!

Watch for:
Book Fair: April 4th-8th at GW library. Come see the newest books. Hook your child on reading, and buy some books for your home! Don't forget to check out your child's teacher's wishlist box if you're interested in donating to the classroom!

MakerFest: April 6th 6-7PM at BMS to display all the great things GW students and other Bettendorf schools have made!

Family D.E.A.R Day: April 12th 3:15-4:00PM to celebrate reading with the public libraries and our model readers! Come read with your family!

It's National Poetry Month! Read through some poems or song lyrics together. Listen to the rhythm and rhyme. Read in different tones and voices to match what is happening in the text!  Ask your child about participating in the Poetry Crossword Challenge!

It's National School Library Week! Visit the library as a family. Ask for book recommendations. See what new books we have!

Maker Update

posted Feb 14, 2017, 7:15 AM by Lisa Gogel

Family Maker Day: Saturday, March 4th 10:00-11:30 AM
~ Bettendorf Public Library will be attending with a maker task.
~ Chris Like will lead an engineering challenge.
~ The Quad Cities Woodcarver Association will be here to lead a demonstration and carve soap with students!

MakerFest on April 6th, 6:00-7:00PM has some new regulations to keep all students safe.
- Bettendorf Middle School Gym (Set up between 5:30-6:00)-
Tasting food made will no longer be allowed to avoid allergy issues that could arise.
No peanuts will be allowed in the event even without tasting.
No pets are allowed.

If concerned about these changes, please contact Lisa Gogel at lgogel@bettendorf.k12.ia.us or call the library during regular business hours.

Family Maker Day

posted Jan 30, 2017, 2:09 PM by Lisa Gogel

Sign up for Family Maker Day on March 4th from 10:00-11:30AM!
Come build, design, program, code, and problem solve together as a family at the Grant Wood Library!

And don't forget to sign up for MakerFest by March 10th to share your projects at MakerFest on April 6th!
You can find sign up sheets and information on a previous post!

Get Making!

posted Jan 19, 2017, 9:23 AM by Lisa Gogel

Coming up in the Maker movement at Grant Wood:
Saturday, March 4th: Family Maker Day 10:00-11:30 AM
~ Learn to carve soap with wood workers
~ Make with the Bettendorf Public Library
Thursday, April 6th: Bettendorf CSD Elementary MakerFest 6:00-7:00 PM
~ Share what you've made this year
~ Write a DIY essay for your project!

An introduction letter is attached along with the guidelines,  rubric, and permission slip and proposal form.

Close Reading: Is this news real or fake? Kids need to know!

posted Dec 22, 2016, 8:10 AM by Lisa Gogel

Help your students, help your children, and help yourself learn to distinguish real and fake news stories:



Reading Fair Results

posted Dec 22, 2016, 8:02 AM by Lisa Gogel

Raffle Winners: Haley D, Brooklyn S, Tyler N, Kylie J, and Maggie M.

Student Choice winners: Grace B. & Addison L.

Teacher Choice Winners: Alena C., Emma B, & Jonathan B.


1st place: Brady S. (2A)

2nd place: Tyler N. (2A)

3rd place: Carly B & Kalin S (2A) & Lina O (1B)

3rd grade

1st: Kaley K (3B)

2nd: Kaitlyn R. (3B) & Avery L (3B)

3rd: Dakota P (3B)

4th grade

1st: Halima T (4B)

2nd: Lucy A (4A) & Anna O (4A)

3rd: Ella B (4B)

5th grade

1st: Lauren R (5A)

2nd: Bryce D. (5B) & Jacob B (5B)

3rd: Kylie J. (5B)

Reading Fair Tonight

posted Dec 20, 2016, 8:04 AM by Lisa Gogel

See you tonight at the Grant Wood Reading Fair at the Grant Wood Library from 4:00- 5:30 PM. Take a sneak peek at the great projects students created!

Sneak Peek- GW Reading Fair 2016

Fun in the GW Library!

posted Dec 9, 2016, 7:12 AM by Lisa Gogel

Today is the end of Computer Science Week, but the activity in the GW library isn't over yet!

Next week is full of fun at the GW library!
Thursday, Dec. 15th is Family Maker Night 6:00-7:30PM
Sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c44abaa2fa6f58-family

Friday, Dec. 16th: Reading Fair Projects are Due!!!
2:45- 3:00 K-2nd Indoor snowball fight in the library for students who completed the December Reading Incentive "Snow Much Reading"

3:00- 3:15 3rd-5th Indoor snowball fight in the library for students who completed the December Reading Incentive "Snow Much Reading"

MakerSpace Update

posted Dec 6, 2016, 10:23 AM by Lisa Gogel

Family Maker Day: December 15th 6:00-7:30 pm at GW Library

Also our MakerSpace is seeking a large piece of bright solid green felt or fabric in order to create a green screen for video making.

And as always, if you have extra fabric, pipe cleaners, paper plates, felt, rubber bands, straws, or other scrap craft materials, please remember our makerSpace. :)

Thank you for all the support our MakerSpace has received. It is awesome to see students build and create.

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