2013 Bookmark Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2013 Eastlake Middle Library Bookmark Contest!  We had many students participating with over 100 entries!  Our first place winner, Gabriel Mendez, took home a $40.00 Barnes and Noble Gift Card.  Second place winner Ray Navarette received a gift card for $30.00, and third place winner Ashlyn O’Hara received a $20.00 gift card.  Winning bookmarks will also be copied and available for students to pick up in the library.  There were so many wonderful entries, our bookmark contest judges also selected five bookmarks that received honorable mention.  Check out the winning bookmarks below and stop by the library to get your own copy of the winning bookmarks.  Keep reading!

From left to right: First Place Gabriel Mendez, Second Place Ray Navarette, Third Place Ashlyn O’Hara

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honorable Mention: Angelica Nguyen, Jalen Koopman, and Aliana Maaghop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bookmark Contest 2013

Do you like to draw?  Do you love your library?  If so, you should enter the bookmark contest!  This year the bookmark contest theme is: “School libraries: Books and Beyond!”  All entries are due by Friday, February 8.  Please turn your entries into the library.  Click on the links below for the rules and entry form.  Bookmark size must be 2.5″ x 8″ inches.  Please use the entry form below.  Good luck!

Bookmark Contest Rules 2013

Bookmark Contest Entry Form 2013

Check out last year’s winners below:

New e-book Collection!

EastLake Middle Follett Shelf

Eastlake Middle Library now has an e-book collection!  Click on the Follett Shelf link above to see what titles we have available.  You’ll need the username and password listed below:

Username: elms

Password: elms

For more instructions on how to access the e-books, click on the link below.  If you have any more questions, contact Ms. Gonzalez.

Follett Shelf User Instructions

Epic Reads Blog

 

 

 

 

 

Epic Reads is a fun blog that focuses on the latest teen literature.   There are many ways to search for new books on the site.  You can browse the “Best of” lists, read reviews, watch book trailers and much more.  If you like to be the first person to have a new title, check out the “New Releases” section which lets you know which new books have just hit the shelves!  In addition, there are author Q&As, an Epic Reads Book Club, polls, quizzes and contests that you can participate in as well.  To visit the site, click on the Epic Reads icon above.  Thank you to Ms. Axelson for finding the blog! 🙂  Check it out and keep reading!

December Top Reader Party

Congratulations to all students who were nominated by their English teachers to attend the library’s Top Reader Party on December 6 for their excellence in reading.  Top readers enjoyed a pizza lunch, a free book, and In-n-Out coupons for free cheeseburgers!  Top readers also participated in a raffle where winners could take home Kindles, Barnes and Noble gift cards, and much more!  See the pictures below for the 7th grade and 8th grade raffle winners.  Keep reading!

Congratulations 7th grade raffle winners: Tanner Moulton (Kindle), Jacqueline Kalleberg (Barnes and Noble gift card), and Valerie Stohr (Barnes and Noble gift card).

 

Congratulations 8th grade raffle winners: Raul Navarro (Spinning Top), Angelika Yngson (Kindle), and Baylie Lazio (Big Book of Cupcakes).

 

 

Congratulations to AR Class Competition Winners!

Congratulations to the AR class competition winners!  The 7th grade class earning the most “A’s” in AR was Ms. Taylor’s Period 5 with 58% of students earning an “A” by Friday, December 7.  The top 8th grade class was Ms. Ankers’ Period 5, with 74% of students earning an “A” by Friday, December 7.  Winning classes enjoyed a pizza party on December 12.  Who will win next semester? 🙂 Keep reading!

Day of the Dead Display

Dia de los Muertos pays homage to the presence of the dead among the living and is a colorful tribute to California’s own Mexican Heritage.  It is also practiced by Portuguese, Filipinos, Italians, French, and other countries.  It is a celebration of life and death and it is joyously spent with family and friends.

The Dual Language Immersion program and many other Spanish classes on campus participated in decorating calaveras that were displayed in the library.  Special thank you to Mrs. Redmond and her son Robert for setting up the display, and to many parents who helped make over 200 calaveras for the students to decorate.

Wordnik

Wordnik is a great site that provides word definitions as well as examples.  Examples are ranked by how useful they are in helping you understand the meaning of a particular word, especially words that may not have traditional dictionary definitions.  Wordnik also provides “related words” like synonyms, antonyms, hypernyms, and more.  Click the link below to visit the site.  I also posted a link under the “Quick Links” page located for easy reference at the top of the blog homepage.  Thanks for sharing the site Ms. Flinn! 🙂