Did you know that if students lose a book, they can choose to "read down" their fine? It's a great way to take responsibility and save money - all students need to do is volunteer to come to the library during their recess time. If students complete 2 or 3 days of reading during recess (depending on grade), they will earn back the cost of their library book and clean up their record. Ask Ms. Ciesla about it today!
On December 9th, we started what will hopefully become and annual tradition in the library: we hosted seven classes throughout the school day to experience Hour of Code - an easy intro to computer programming designed to show kids (and teachers) that anyone can learn to code. Together, students from grades 3-8 used Lightbot to learn and practice sequencing. Students learned from themselves and each other during their hour, and many have since come back to practice on their own.
Want to play at home? Just click here.
On January 13th, the Comic Book Club had the privilege of going to the 5th annual Black Comic Con at the Schomburg Center. We met lots of creators, had the privilege of reading some great comics, and learned a lot about what it takes to become a comic creator. Check out our photos below.
This year our goal is 22 books per student. Check out progress so far in the chart below, and compare it with last year - the blue is this year, the orange is the same month last year. I'd say we're doing a pretty good job, PS 149!
Help us out - come to the library and check out a book today!
Welcome back to our first belated post of the 2016-2017 school year!
Lots of great changes for the library this year. First - meet Ms. Gutierrez, the new library paraprofessional!
Next, the library is now open for middle school students during lunch/recess EVERY DAY! Students are welcome to come in during recess to relax, read, check out books, do homework, and use the computers.
Looking forward to a great year - stay tuned for more updates!
Changes are everywhere at the PS 149 Library, starting with our first shipment of new books! Se now have every book by Rick Riordan, lots of great new YA books for our middle schoolers, and SO MUCH MORE! Stop by to be the first one to check something out!
Author and illustrator Dave Roman visited PS 149 in December! He talked to our students about his career, art and writing, shared pictures of his comic book work in progress, and inspired our students to create their own original comic works. Thanks to Mr. Roman from all of the students and teachers you inspired with your visit!
Our Girls and Boys Book clubs (Coraline by Neil Gaiman and The Crossover by Kwame Alexander) are starting this week. Due to popular demand, we are running two rounds of the club. Round One will be for 8th graders and will take place during December. Round Two will be for 6th and 7th graders and will take place in January.
Meetings will be Wednesdays and Thursdays, starting on 12/9 for the boys and 12/10 for the girls. See you then!
Don't know what to read?
Check out NYC READS 365! Click on the guide above to see what we have for grades 3-8 at PS 149.
Click here for the program website and for info on all grades!
This is Ms. Abounader-Ciesla's first year at P.S. 149 Sojourner Truth, and her 8th year as a school librarian in NYC.