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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Book Fair!

The Scholastic Book Fair is Back!  The Book Fair will be open 7:45 a.m.-3:45 p.m. Monday thru Friday Feb. 14-18, 2011.  We will have a Late Night event Tuesday, Feb. 15 and be open until 7:00 p.m.  We will also be open from 5:30-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 17 before the 4th grade Music Program.  Grandparent's Day is also Thursday, Feb. 17.  Due to the Snow Day, our Make up Day is now Monday, Feb. 21.  The Book Fair will be open for last chance shopping all day Monday!  See you at the Book Fair!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Bluebonnet Voting at Gilmore Elementary

On Monday, January 31 Gilmore Elementary students who had read 5 or more Bluebonnet Books voted for their favorite.  Our winner was The Uglified Ducky by Willy Claflin. 

Thursday, January 20, 2011

5th Grade Presents Library with Gift

The Fifth Grade classes presented Gilmore Elementary Library with a gift of $236.00!  Thank you, fifth grade, we appreciate your generosity! 

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Martin Luther King Webquest

3rd, 4th, and 5th grade classes used the Laptops this week to study Martin Luther King.

Monday, January 10, 2011

ALA announces Youth Media Award Winners

ALA announced the annual Youth Media Award Winners at its Midwinter Meeting in San Diego this week.  The 2011 Newbery Award Winner is Moon over Manifest by Claire Vanderpool,
the Caldecott goes to A Sick Day for Amos McGee illustrated by Erin E. Stead and written by Philip C. Stead,
Coretta Scott King (Author) Book Award recognizing an African American author of outstanding books for children and young adults goes to One Crazy Summer, written by Rita Williams-Garcia,
Coretta Scott King (Illustrator) Book Award recognizing an African American illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults goes to Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave, illustrated by Bryan Collier and written by Laban Carrick Hill,
Robert F. Sibert Medal for most distinguished informational book for children was awarded to
Kakapo Rescue: Saving the World’s Strangest Parrot, written by Sy Montgomery.  The book features photographs by Nic Bishop
Congratulations to all the Award Winners!  You can check them all out at http://ala.org/ala/newspresscenter/news/pr.cfm?id=6048

Friday, November 19, 2010

Nancy Olson and the Gilmore Gator

Here is a picture of author Nancy Olson and our Gilmore Gator.  We had such a great time visiting with her and listening to her book, Thanksgiving at Grandma's!  If you did not get a chance to purchase the book, you can still email her at artlea@swbell.net   The books are $10.25 each and that includes shipping. 

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Welcome Author Nancy Olson!

Gilmore is so excited to welcome author Nancy Olson!  She has written Thanksgiving at Grandma's and is a grandparent of two of our very own Gilmore Gators.  She will be sharing her book with us this week and discussing the steps involved in writing and creating her stories.  Mrs. Olson is a former teacher who now lives in Missouri.  We are so thankful to have her visit our school!