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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Must Reads for Mentors


To support teachers in their journey as mentors of Xaverians, the GS LRC came up with book reviews to help them facilitate mentoring sessions better. In coordination with the GS Guidance Department, new titles of books for mentors will be featured and reviewed on a regular basis. Here are special picks from the collection that make the initial roster of must reads for mentors.

Hot Topics & Issues of the Growing Boy


Field, Evelyn. Bully Busting : how to help children deal with teasing and
bullying. Sydney : Finch Publishing, c 1999.

Call No. - 302.34 F45b 1999 Acc. No. – 11513

The book provides contexts and background to bullying and why it occurs. Part two of the book deals on ways to bust bullying in homes, schools and communities of the growing child.

Laaser, Mark. Talking to your kids about sex. Colorado : Waterbrook
Press, c 1999.

Call No. – TC 241.66 L11t Acc.No. – 16709

How does a mentor deal with the issue of sex that bothers and makes boys age 10 and up so curious? Here is a book that presents age-appropriate ways to confront and converse on this natural, yet sensitive matter.

Putnam, Lillian and Eileen M. Burke. Stories to Talk About : Helping students
make ethical choices. New York : Scholastic Books, c 1994.

Call No. – TC 370.11 P38s Acc.No. – 17485

Contains stories that show conflict and problems that growing children face every day. Includes discussion guides and ways to resolve conflicts and strategies to solve problems using values, morals and ethics. Consider the approach as strengthening one’s moral compass in this age of media and technology.

Game Ka Na Ba? O Tawanan Muna?


__________. Games Here, There and Everywhere. New South Wales, Australia
: E & R Publications. C 1996.

Call No. – TC 371.3028 G14 Acc. No. – 20488

Games are fun to do and educational too! In this handbook, students are challenged to understand the very nature of play and games. Worksheets in the format of graphic organizers for small and group games are included. What’s more, games and activities are integrated in subject content areas.

Thomas, Lyn. Ha! Ha! Ha! 1,000+ Jokes, Riddles, Facts & More! Ontario,
Canada : Maple Tree Press, c 2001.

Call No. – 793.73 T36h Acc. No. – 18950

“Why didn’t the computer answer the question? Because it lost its memory.” Did you smile or grin on the joke? There are lots more in this book that will make kids laugh and, think! It also has witty illustrations and amusing cartoons.

Tell Me a Story!

Canfield, Jack et, al. Chicken Soup for the Preteen Soul : 101 Stories of
Changes, Choices and Growing Up for Kids Ages 9-13. New York :
Scholastic, c 2000.

Call No. – 158.1 C43p Acc. No. – 22015

If you count the cartoons and anecdotes in between the stories, there are more than 101 of them! What inspiring stories of childhood, growing up and the changes one experiences in life. Recommended for mentors who’ve seen it all and for those who are just beginning. Good stories, real ones in fact, provide catharsis for the preteen and the adults who care for them.

Bennet, William J. The Book of Virtues for Young People. New York : Simon &
Schuster, c 1997.

Call No. – 808.8038 B43 Acc No. – 19197

The title sounds too good for today’s media induced and Internet savvy kids. But classics are classics. They have survived the tests of time. The stories in the anthology are well loved literary pieces with a universal appeal that can be appreciated by young readers from Sweden to Timbuktu.

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Thursday, October 11, 2007

Book Talk by GS LRC


Last October 9, 2007, GS Librarian Oyet Concepcion presented eighteen titles of books for middle level administrators (MLAs). The presentation is in line with the GS LRC's marketing campaign for utilization of library resources.

Conducting a book talk is one strategy that librarians can use to market new titles to its users. It is also one way to show how librarians are knowledgeable enough on the product that they manage and organize.


Here is Mr. Concepcion delivering his book talk. The pillow is the token for the MLA who will be the first borrower of the books he presented.

Watch out for the PowerPoint presentation to be posted here.

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Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Reading List

What's your favorite book? The RIF (Reading is Fundamental kids made their choice! Scroll down and see if your fave book is in their list.

For Preschool to Kindergarten Age Children
• Allard, Harry. Miss Nelson Is Missing!
• Ames, Lee J. Draw Draw Draw.
• Anonymous. Fairy tales, folk tales, and mursery rhymes including: "Cinderella," "The Gingerbread Man," "Little Red Riding Hood," "The Three Little Pigs," "The Three Billy Goats Gruff," "Goldilocks and the Thre e Bears," and Mother Goose rhymes.
• Bemelmans, Ludwig. Madeleine.
• Berenstain, Stan and Jan. The Berenstain Bears.
• Bridwell, Norman. Clifford, the Big Red Dog.
• Brown, Margaret W. Goodnight, Moon.
• Carle, Eric. The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
• Mayer, Mercer. There's a Nightmare in My Closet.
• McCloskey, Robert. Make Way for Ducklings.
• Piper, Watty. The Little Engine That Could.
• Potter, Beatrix. The Tale of Peter Rabbit.
• Rey, H.A. Curious George.
• Sendak, Maurice. Where the Wild Things Are.
• Seuss, Dr. The Cat in the Hat.
• Solbodkina, Esphyr. Caps for Sale.
• Waber, Bernard. Ira Sleeps Over.
• Zion, Gene. Harry the Dirty Dog.

Grades 1 through 3
• Allard, Harry. Miss Nelson Is Missing!
• Berenstain, Stan and Jan. The Berenstain Bears Nursery Tales.
• Blume, Judy. Freckle Juice.
• Bridwell, Norman. Clifford, the Big Red Dog.
• Cleary, Beverly. Ramona Quimby, Age Eight
• Dahl, Roald Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
• Hoban, Russell. Bedtime for Frances.
• Lobel, Arnold. Frog and Toad Are Friends.
• McCloskey, Robert. Make Way for Ducklings.
• Mosel, Arlene. Tikki Tikki Tembo.
• Parish, Peggy. Amelia Bedelia.
• Rey, H.A. Curious George.
• Sendak, Maurice. Where the Wild Things Are.
• Seuss, Dr. The Cat in the Hat.
• Sharmat, Marjorie W. Nate the Great.
• Silverstein, Shel. Where the Sidewalk Ends.
• Sobol, Donald J. Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective.
• Viorst, Judith. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.
• Warner, Gertrude. Boxcar Children.
• White, E.B. Charlotte's Web.
• Wilder, Laura I. Little House on the Prairie.
• William, Margery. The Velveteen Rabbit.

Grades 4 through 6
• Baum, L. Frank. The Wizard of Oz.
• Blume, Judy. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing.
• Byars, Betsy. The Pinballs.
• Cleary, Beverly. Ramona Quimby, Age Eight.
• Dahl, Roald. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
• Davis, Jim. Garfield Counts to Ten.
• DeClements, Barthe. Nothing's Fair in Fifth Grade.
• Farley, Walter. The Black Stallion.
• Fitzgerald, John D. The Great Brain.
• Gipson, Fred. Old Yeller.
• Hiller, B.B. The Karate Kid.
• Howe, Deborah and James. Bunnicula: A Rabbit Tale of Mystery.
• Lewis, C.S. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.
• O'Dell, Scott. Island of the Blue Dolphins.
• Paterson, Katherine. The Bridge to Terabithia.
• Rawls, Wilson. Where the Red Fern Grows.
• Rockwell, Thomas. How to Eat Fried Worms.
• Sewell, Anna. Black Beauty.
• Silverstein, Shel. Where the Sidewalk Ends.
• Sobol, Donald J. Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective.
• Twain, Mark. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
• Warner, Gertrude. Boxcar Children.
• White, E.B. Charlotte's Web.
• Wilder, Laura I. Little House on the Prairie
Source:
http://www.udel.edu/ETL/RWN/ReadingLists

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Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Announcement: Schedule of Borrowing

There will be NO BORROWING OF BOOKS from August 7-15, 2006 to allow all of you to review for the quarterly exams.

BORROWING will resume on August 16, 2006.

Please be guided accordingly.

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Monday, July 31, 2006

GS LRC in Pictures

Some selected shots of the Grade School Learning Resource Center.


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Monday, December 12, 2005

Writer Recommends

Dean Alfar's tips for the budding writer/artist.

1. Read
2. Read more and TAKE NOTES (my caps)
3. Know your grammar, master the words
4. Know the rules before you break them
5. Be prolific - produce consistently
6. Do not fall in love (with your work)
7. Expand your horizons
8. Be inventive
9. Join competitions, seminars and workshops
10. Keep a workbook, a journal or a blog

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Thursday, November 10, 2005

Teachers' Workroom: Teacher Burnout!

Early warning signs of teacher burnout:

* Chronic Fatigue
* Anger at those making demands
* Exploding easily
* Frequent headaches
* Weight loss or gain
* Sleeplessness and depression
* Feelings of helplessness
* Shortness of breath

Unwind and fight the syndrome. Here are some tips:
1. Exercise
2. Learn new recipes
3. Learn a new sport
4. Travel
5. Go on a Retreat
6. R E A D!

Borrow books today! Make it a habit!

See you all in the GS LRC

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