Monthly Archives: June 2016

Black Cats Rule

Are you starting to pack for a trip?  Watch what happens when cats try to help you pack your suitcase.


The Cleveland Cavaliers are the 2016 NBA Champions


Did you know that prior to last night’s victory, the city of Cleveland held the record for the longest championship drought in any sport? (The Cleveland Browns won the NFL  title in 1964!)

In case you’re keeping track, it’s been:

98 years since the Chicago Cubs won the World Series (1908)

31 years since the Chicago Bears won the Super Bowl (1985)

19  years since the Chicago Bulls won the NBA Finals (1997)

11 years since the Chicago White Sox won the World Series (2005)

And only 1 year since the Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup! (2015)


How do you feel about the Cleveland Cavaliers?

-Miss Sandra

The Art of Secrets by James Klise

I highly recommend this book!! And this is why …..

  1. The ending caught me totally by surprise.
  2. Ten different characters share their points of view, leaving readers to work out exactly what happened and who might be guilty.
  3. The novel is told in variety of formats, including journal entries, email, text messages, newspaper stories, and police reports.
  4. The story is loosely based on renowned Chicago self-taught artist Henry Darger. The setting of the story also takes place in Chicago.


When some quirky art donated to a school fundraising effort to help a Pakistani American family, victims of a possible hate crime, is revealed to be an unknown work by a famous outsider artist, worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, adults and teenagers alike debate who should get the money and begin to question each other’s motivations.

Great Summer Read!


-Miss Mary Beth

Summer Is For Reading

Summer is the perfect time to catch up on all the reading you wanted to do over the summer!  Maybe you didn’t have time to read Rick Riordan’s new Trials of Apollo
or the Pete the Cat book, Go, Pete, Go!

There may be some of you thinking, “I’ve worked hard all school year and I’m going to use the summer to sleep in, play video games, and lounge around.”  Hey!  I hear you!  School is tiring work!  There were some days I would rather have stayed home and do chores instead of go to school!  Your teachers probably tell you that you have to read because it’s good for you, and they’re right.  Like broccoli, reading will be good for you in the long run.  It helps with spelling, writing papers, but unlike broccoli, it can be fun and it’s like watching a movie in your head!

If you don’t want to believe me, watch this video by DavPilkey, the author of Captain Underpants.

And since you’ll be reading anyways… you may as well sign up for the Summer Reading Club and earn some prizes!  Summer Reading Starts Monday, June 6 so get reading!