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Wednesday, 1 April 2020
2020 Magnolia Book Awards
Now Playing: Book Winners are announced!
Topic: Books

The Magnolia Book Awards are officially announced.

How did this happen?

What are the Magnolia Awards?

First, many books are sent to librarians on this committee from authors and publishers. Then the librarians choose which 10 books they think their reading audience will like the best in each category. Here is the best part... students get to vote and choose which book they like the best.

Check out the winners and then look to see which books students get to vote on next year for the 2021 Magnolia Book Award.

Posted by Ms. Owens at 9:02 AM CDT
Updated: Thursday, 2 April 2020 9:16 AM CDT
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Monday, 30 March 2020
Planting Seeds for a Healthy Life
Mood:  happy
Now Playing: How to plant Tomatos & Multiplication
Topic: Gardens

First plant several seeds in each container.

Potting soil works best. Plants need water and sun to grow.

If several plants grow in each cup, 

seperate the plants so they can grow bigger.

How many tomatos will be able to fit in your garden space?

Can you grow a tomato plant in a bucket?

When will you start your garden? 

Do tomato sandwiches have vitamin C?

Let me know how your garden grows.




Posted by Ms. Owens at 8:28 AM CDT
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Friday, 27 March 2020
Who is your favorite character?
Mood:  energetic
Now Playing: PBS Kids
Topic: Reading

Who is your favorite character

on the PBS stories and movies?

Why is that character your favorite?

How can you learn more about your favorite character?

Watch and learn through PBS.

Posted by Ms. Owens at 4:10 PM CDT
Updated: Monday, 6 April 2020 8:37 PM CDT
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Thursday, 26 March 2020
Dr Suess Fun
Mood:  happy
Now Playing: Reading with Dr. Suess
Topic: Reading

Want to have fun and learn with Dr. Seuss? 

Cook up some Green Eggs and Ham and then

Check out this great place

To visit when stuck in the house.



Posted by Ms. Owens at 3:39 PM CDT
Updated: Sunday, 29 March 2020 5:02 PM CDT
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Wednesday, 25 March 2020
Science News 3rd through 5th
Mood:  caffeinated
Now Playing: Science News for Students
Topic: Science

Want to know more about electric eels?

Check out this resource.

 Read every day.

Books, magazines, facts, fiction... it is all good.


Posted by Ms. Owens at 3:19 PM CDT
Updated: Sunday, 29 March 2020 3:29 PM CDT
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Tuesday, 24 March 2020
Happy Healthy MS
Mood:  happy
Now Playing: Great Healthy Easy recipes
Topic: Recipes

Check out the great recipes here.

Ms. Felicia Groves, our school nutritionist,

sent this website link

for all of our eager cooks

with healthy appetites.



Posted by Ms. Owens at 10:06 AM CDT
Updated: Tuesday, 24 March 2020 10:13 AM CDT
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Monday, 23 March 2020
Virtual Animals at the Zoo
Now Playing: Virtual Trip to the Zoo

Want to go somewhere fun but can't get out?

How about a virtual trip to the Zoo?

 The San Diego Zoo has a website just for kids

with amazing videos, activities, and games.

Posted by Ms. Owens at 1:17 PM CDT
Updated: Monday, 23 March 2020 1:21 PM CDT
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Sunday, 5 January 2020
Magnolia Possible Book
Now Playing: The Dog Who Lost his Bark

The Dog Who Lost His Bark by Eoin Colfer

Illustrated by P.J. Lynch

Patrick gets a dog finally. The dog Oz is afraid of everything because of the way he has been treated.

Patrick helps him learn to trust him and helps him be happier. Will the dog return the favor when things happen to Patrick?

Lovely illustrations let you know how the dog feels.

(2nd-4th grade, Genre: fiction)

This book rates 5 stars out of 5.

Posted by Ms. Owens at 9:58 PM CST
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Saturday, 4 January 2020
Magnolia Possible Books
Mood:  crushed out
Now Playing: Dream Within a Dream
Topic: Magnolia Awards

Dream Within a Dream by Patricia Maclachlan

Louisa enjoys living on the island during the summer months with her grandparents.

This summer is different.She makes a new friend and together they start a fun project that involves art, writing and community.

Will her brother get to read books during the summer? He is so excited because he is able to get a home library set up at his grandparent's house.

This is another new possible choice for the 2021 Magnolia Award top 10.

This is a sweet book written by the author that wrote Sara Plain and Tall.

(3rd- 7th grade, Genre: Fiction)

This book gets 4.5 stars out of five.


Posted by Ms. Owens at 8:13 PM CST
Updated: Sunday, 5 January 2020 8:58 PM CST
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Friday, 3 January 2020
Magnolia Possible Books
Now Playing: Smack Dab in the middle of Maybe
Topic: Magnolia Awards

Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe by Jo Watson Hackl

Cricket is staying with family when she is mistakenly left at a store.

She had found a cricket and was trying to get him and didn't realize that the store closed and her family left her.

This was a chance for her to look for the mysterious room that her mother had spoke of before she left.

Could she survive on her own and solve the mystery?

This is a story about a girl and her pet cricket and their adventure through nature to get to the truth.

This book is being considered for the 2021 Magnolia Award.

My rating is 4 out of 5 stars.

(3rd - 5th grade, Genre: Fiction)

Posted by Ms. Owens at 5:31 PM CST
Updated: Sunday, 5 January 2020 8:06 PM CST
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