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Texas Bluebonnet Award nominated author Chris Barton visits Armstrong 3rd and 4th graders. His presentation called "Write what you want to Learn" encouraged students to get curious and ask questions to discover what you can write. Thank you to HP Arts for making this author visit possible. Thank you to Chris Barton for encouraging a love of history!
3rd and 4th grade students presented plays on folktales such as Zomo the Rabbit, The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig, and The Badger and the Magic Fan.
Author David A. Adler visited Armstrong 2nd grade students! He wants us all to know that rewriting is just playing with what you have already written and that the first sentence of your story should taste as great as the best piece of cake!
Kristi Yamaguchi visited Armstrong Elementary yesterday and read her book Cara's Kindness. We can't wait to "Pay it forward!"
Look what Mrs. Riley is reading! Do you like Mystery stories and magic? This might be the book for you.

Texas Bluebonnet Award Nominees 2016-2017

3rd and 4th grade students have been introduced to the 2016-2017 Texas Bluebonnet Award Nominees. Read 5, then decide! Happy Reading!
Click here to watch Book Trailers for all of the books!

Welcome to the Library!

Welcome back to another school year at Armstrong! Check back often for details on what students are learning in the library!

The 2016 Texas Bluebonnet Award goes to...
When the Beat was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop by Laban Carrick Hill and theodore Taylor III.
Click on this link to view the award winning announcement!
Some photos from our wonderful One School One Book experience! Thank you to all for making this a fun event for our students! Stay tuned to find out the name of the gorilla that was adopted on behalf of Armstrong! Thanks to the One School One Book parent committee and the Dad's Club for making it possible!
Your future engineers at work! We created a "Twistable House" that was also foldable and collapsible! 
In early February I attended the TCEA Conference in Austin. I had a great time learning about fun technology we can use in our Library. One of my favorite tools I learned about was littlebits. This tool offers thousands of circuit combinations in a box! It is a simple way to learn about circuitry for students (and teachers!). The STEM Academy was my favorite day of the conference. STEM learning focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. We took apart old floppy discs and toy cars to learn more about them, we used Ozobots to create a map of a neighborhood, and learned that Duct tape is one of the most important tools for a Makerspace! 
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