Knowledge Is Power
Welcome to the St. Athanasius School Library Media Center Web Page!  Our vision is to encourage our students to become lifelong readers for pleasure and information through a reference skills instruction program and emphasis on the enjoyment of reading.  The skills learned in our library and reference skills program will help our students to integrate knowledge into their lives as Christian citizens of the global community.
St. Athanasius School Library Media Center
Topics of our classes this trimester

Kindergarten-- book care, check out procedures, book parts, plot, library neighborhoods
First--book features, book care, library neighborhoods and call numbers, fiction/nonfiction, diagrams, questions, maps & globes, dictionaries
Second-- book care and selection, book features, characterization, summary, plot, sequence, ficton/nonfiction, diagrams, dictionaries, encyclopedia
Third-- book care and selection, online catalog, biographies, Dewey Decimal System, text features, dictionaries
Fourth-- book care and selection, online catalog, biographies, Dewey Decimal System, text features, dictionaries
Fifth-- book care and selection, online catalog, biographies, Dewey Decimal System, text features, dictionaries, encyclopedia, thesaurus, almanac, graphs, and charts
Sixth-- online catalog, Dewey Decimal System, reference sources, online databases, works cited, text features


On this page you will find the Weekly Schedule of the library classes and
the Topics of our classes for the month.  Summer reading lists are at the bottom of this page.
Summer Reading Lists
Students are required to read three books from the list for the grade they are entering in the fall.  Students are to complete a different assigned project (directions sent home with book lists.). for each book read.

For students entering grade 3 this fall:
Clementine by Sara Pennypacker
Pink and Say by Patricia Polacco
Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner
The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner
The Vanishing Coin by Kate Egan
Third Grade Angels by Jerry Spinelli
Third Grade Detectives #1 by George E. Stanley
Stuart Goes to School by Sara Pennypacker

For students entering grade 4 this fall:
Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea
Contest ( Book One: Everest) by Gordon Korman
Flutter by Erin Moulton
I Survived: The Battle of Gettysburg 1863 by Lauren Tarshis
The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davis
The Magic Half by Annie Barrows
The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy by Jeanne Birdsall
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger
Matilda by Roald Dahl
The Watsons Go To Birmingham by Christopher Paul Curtis

For students entering grade 5 this fall:
All the Lovely Bad Ones by Mary Downing Hahn
The Candy Shop War by Brandon Mull
Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life by Wendy Mass
The Mostly True Adventure of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick
The Mysterious Benedict Society #1 by Trenton Lee Stewart
Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper
Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes by Jonathan Auxier
Savvy by Ingrid Law
Swindle by Gordon Korman
Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George
The Watsons Go To Birnmingham by Christopher Paul Curtis

For students entering grade 6 this fall:
So B. It by Sarah Weeks
Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Chodenko
The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch
Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis
Found by Mary Peterson Haddix
Kingdom Keepers: Disney After Dark by Riley Pearson
The Klipfish Code by Mary Cassanova
Powerless by Matthew Cody
Ungifted by Gordon Korman
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (*Mature content) by Mark Twain


For students entering grade 7 & 8 this fall:
Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael D. Scott
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
Code Orange by Caroline Cooney
Code Talker: A Novel about the Navajo Marines of World War II by Joseph Bruchac
Legend by Marie Lu
Petey by Ben Mikaelsen
Scat by Carl Hiaasen
Zach's Lie by Roland Smith
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Mature content) by Mark Twain


Only for students entering grade 8 this fall:  (to be read during school, only with parent permission. Permission slip sent with book list)
(Girls) Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
(Boys) Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson












Library Schedule  2015-2016

7:50-8:00

8:00-8:45

8:45-9:30

9:30-10:15

10:15-11:00

11:00-11:45

11:45-12:15

12:15-1:00

1:00-1:45

1:45-2:30

2:30-2:40
Monday
Plan

Plan

Plan

Plan

4G

4S

Lunch

1D

1C

Plan

Homework Hall
Tuesday
Plan

Plan

Plan

5B

5I

Book clubs gr. 3 & 4
Lunch

Flex

3P

3W

Homework Hall
Wednesday
Plan

Mass

Plan

6J

6B

Lunch & Book Club gr. 5


2G

2B

Plan

Clubs
Thursday
Plan

Plan

Writing Workshop gr. 8



Lunch & Book Club gr. 6

KW

KD

Plan

Homework Hall
Friday
Plan

Plan

Flex

Writing Workshop
gr. 7

Lunch & Flex


KD

KW

Plan