Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Bad Magic Book Review

        {WARNING. SPOILERS AHEAD.}
Bestselling author of The Secret Series, Pseudonymous Bosch, introduces a thrilling new trilogy. 12 year-old Clay is framed, when graffiti appears on a school wall tagged with his name. After claiming he didn't do it, Clay’s parents send Clay to a remote camp, known as the Earth Ranch. Earth Ranch is a camp for “troubled” kids, and has many oddities. Such as, an active volcano, (which they plan to surf on.) Spanish speaking llamas, tater bots, and territorial bees.

One of the most interesting parts of the story was during the Lava Walk, when most of the story started to unravel. The Lava Walk takes place in Plume Canyon, the island’s westernmost lava field. The lava walk contains barbaric events like hunting wild boars, covering the boars in molten lava, afterwards, consuming the boar. (Gross. I know.)
I think Bad Magic's theme is, "Things are not always as they appear." because that is the main reason Clay was sent to Earth Ranch. And Earth Ranch wasn't even Earth Ranch. It turned out to be a whole secret society! And all of his friends at Earth Ranch were acting the whole time! Those are some reasons why I thought this was the theme.

For more Pseudonymous Bosch, click on the link below. http://thenameofthiswebsiteissecret.com/

Here's a book trailer of Bad Magic:




~ Nina R. is a 5th Grader in Ms. Becicka's homeroom. She can't imagine a world without books.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Dot Portrait Gallery

Our amazing art teacher, Jody Klein, and her students celebrated International Dot Day by creating Dot Portraits.  In addition to faculty and staff portraits you will find a couple of surprises. Enjoy this video tour of the gallery.


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Decorated

Thanks to Creek staffer Dayna Schmidt the new library display boards are all dressed up for a new year.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Library Makeover

The library improvements are nearing completion. Here is a rough sketch of the new furniture layout.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Genre update

Hello Prairie Creek!

You wouldn't believe how hard Mrs. Johnson is working to get all of the fiction books into genres.  So, the library is looking a little different, come check it out!  So far, the Sports Fiction, Historical Fiction, Fantasy and Humor sections are complete.  Keep this in mind when you come in to check out a book.  Mrs. Johnson just processed a bunch of new books that Mr. Cox just ordered too.

I know that the Self Check-out station wasn't working very well for a while, but Mrs. Johnson fixed it yesterday.  Woo-hoo, way to go Mrs. Johnson!

That's all for now,

Summer
 Here are some of the new books, how exciting!
Who is this cutie?  Oh yeah, it's me!  Summer

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

It's Book Fair time!  I have never seen a book fair before, Mrs. Johnson says it's awesome.  I have been running on my new wheel watching students come and go all day buying lot's of great books.  Mrs. Johnson bought me a new cage this week!  It has a big yellow wheel that I love, lots of cool tunnels to crawl through and a huge tube to climb.  I haven't been brave enough to climb the tube yet, but hey, I'm only 4 months old!  I sure hope everyone is having a good week and had a good conference.  Summer

Here's my new cage!  If you look close, you can see me running on my super fast wheel!