Celebrated Authors Visit BRMS
On April 12th, Kristin Levine author of The Best Bad Luck I Ever Had addressed the entire seventh grade. The students, who had just completed reading the book, sat in rapt attention as the author described the origin of each of the fictional characters. Ms. Levine also recounted how her editor had her revise the first paragraph of the book three times and how the title of the book eventually came from the third revision.
6th Annual Virginia Readers' Choice Lucheon
Every year the Virginia State Reading Association chooses ten books for middle schools. All students throughout the state, who have read at least four of the choices, have an opportunity to vote for their favorite book in April. At Bull Run, we cast our ballots at a luncheon in the library on April 5, 2013 with food, fun and prizes. Powerless by Matthew Cody, a story about a boy who helps discover why all the children in the town lose their powers at age 13, was the winner.
Students enjoyed pizza, veggies and dip, juice drinks and cookies while discussing the books. Each student received a $6.00 gift certificate to the BRMS book fair and an opportunity for a private shopping experience the day before the fair was opened to all students.
BRMS Loves Books
Thanks to the fantastic help from our parent volunteers, the BRMS spring book fair was a great success. The total sales were $4,685.64. From that amount, the library received $1,138.64 in Scholastic Dollars to be spent at a later date, 80 new books for the library and $896.41 in cash. Some of the most popular books were Stranded, a story of four kids marooned on an island by Jeff Probst, the host of the TV show Survivor and Legend, a dystopian tale by Marie Lu. BRMS library purchased several copies of each of the students’ favorites so that all students can enjoy these titles.
This folder contains the MLA citation guide and Pathfinder for the Disasters Project.
See this folder for Teaching with Picture books through the Curriculum and Picture Books for the 6 Traits of Writing.
Students can only play computer games at lunch.