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Tuesday, 5 November 2019
Pumpkin Seed Counting Contest
Mood:  d'oh
Now Playing: How Many Seeds are in this Pumpkin?
Topic: Math

First students looked at the pumpkin.

They estimated how many seeds they thought were in the pumpkin.

Then they wrote their estimate down.

Several students participated in digging the seeds out.

Finally students counted the seeds in groups of ten.

The actual total was 235 seeds.

Posted by Ms. Owens at 4:33 PM CST
Updated: Sunday, 5 January 2020 4:40 PM CST
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Friday, 7 June 2019
Magnolia 2020 Book List
Mood:  a-ok
Now Playing: What should I read next?
Topic: Magnolia Awards

Every year Mississippi picks 10 books in each category to be the best 10 books for the Magnolia Award List.

Out of this list students read and vote on their favorite book in February.

Pick out a book in your category and start reading!

It is time to head to the public library to see what they have. 

 Have fun reading! My goal is to read a hundred books this summer. Cool

Posted by Ms. Owens at 2:13 PM CDT
Updated: Friday, 7 June 2019 3:18 PM CDT
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Tuesday, 4 June 2019
Hattiesburg Public Library Summer Program
Topic: Summer Fun

 Get out of the "I'm bored mode" and jump into some summer fun

at the Hattiesburg Summer Reading Program. Magician programs, movies and

access to books & magazines will keep reading on the agenda for your family.

 See you at the library!

Posted by Ms. Owens at 3:37 PM CDT
Updated: Friday, 7 June 2019 7:49 PM CDT
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Wednesday, 5 September 2018
The Craziest Fishing Tale
Now Playing: Fun, Exciting & Great Read

This fishing tale is a story written by Gary Alipio, a writer from the New Orleans area.

The illustrator is Sarah Gramelspacher. From the very first page this story holds your attention.

It makes you want to find out what happens at the fishing contest.

Hatcher has some things going on with his family.

Basically they are money problems and he wonders if he and his grandpa

can win enough money to help out and start a Porche fund for himself.

He doesn't know a lot about fishing but he is a good listener and fast learner.

Strange things start happening to him. Will he win the contest?

Read and find out what happens.

Posted by Ms. Owens at 9:09 AM CDT
Updated: Wednesday, 5 September 2018 9:23 AM CDT
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Sunday, 12 August 2018
Hurricane Boy
Now Playing: Learning about Life, Weather & Survival
Topic: Books

This story shares what it was like for a family to live through Katrina, one of the worst hurricanes ever in New Orleans.

How do you survive a storm of that magnitude? It is hard to plan for something that you have never gone through before.

The young man in this story grows and learns how to help others and solve problems.

It was so interesting and exciting that I read it in one day!

Posted by Ms. Owens at 7:16 PM CDT
Updated: Sunday, 12 August 2018 7:28 PM CDT
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Monday, 30 July 2018
A Sky Full of Stars
Now Playing: by Linda Williams Jackson
Topic: Civil Rights

If you want to learn more about civil rights, this is the book for you.

What struggles did people face? How did they deal with the pressures of daily life?

All I can say is read, read, read!

Posted by Ms. Owens at 2:30 PM CDT
Updated: Monday, 30 July 2018 2:45 PM CDT
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Saturday, 28 July 2018
New Book is on AR
Now Playing: New AR Book
Topic: Books

I just got notification of a new AR book co-authored with Irene Latham.

Can I Touch Your Hair?

What books would you like to see on AR? Recommend it on this site and they will let you know when it is on AR.  

Happy Reading!

Posted by Ms. Owens at 10:19 AM CDT
Updated: Wednesday, 15 August 2018 6:20 PM CDT
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Friday, 13 July 2018
Magazines Are Wonderful Fun
Mood:  bright
Now Playing: Stories Everywhere
Topic: Reading

Magazines are such wonderful fun,

Whether you read them at the public library,

Check out older issues or

Get your very own copy in the mail,

You can choose Cricket, Spider, or Muse to learn about animals or science.

Share this link with parents if you want to get magazines at your home.

There are some interesting stories out there and

Magazines make terrific birthday gifts that last all year long!



Posted by Ms. Owens at 9:04 AM CDT
Updated: Wednesday, 15 August 2018 6:19 PM CDT
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Monday, 4 June 2018
Making Friends with Billy Wong
Now Playing: Great story
Topic: Books

Making Friends With Billy Wong by Augusta Scattergood

This is a wonderful book. Be sure and ask for it at the library! It has a mystery. Laughing



Posted by Ms. Owens at 8:12 PM CDT
Updated: Tuesday, 10 July 2018 5:27 PM CDT
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Sunday, 20 May 2018
What Can I Cook Today?
Now Playing: Recipes for Tacos
Topic: Recipes

This year our students have enjoyed checking out cook books.

This website is an online resource to get delicious recipes!

Click on the hyperlink to healthy, tasty meals.

You can get a daily recipe in your email from Kalyn's Kitchen.

She shows you how to make  great tacos and very tasty meals for everyone that loves food.  Smile

Posted by Ms. Owens at 1:17 PM CDT
Updated: Sunday, 20 May 2018 1:36 PM CDT
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