posted by Steve McClendon on Aug 16

Gail Gibbons

Gail Gibbons in her own words

I was born in Oak Park, Illinois, in 1944. Even as a little child, I was always busy putting books together. Sometimes I would bind them with yarn to hold the pages together. I’ve always loved drawing and painting. I was also a very curious child. My parents tell me that I was always asking lots and lots of questions.

Later, I went on to the University of Illinois, where I studied graphic design. Then I moved to New York City, where I got a job doing artwork for television shows. Eventually I was asked to do the artwork for a children’s show. While doing that show, some of the children asked me if I had ever thought of doing children’s books. My mind immediately recalled how much I enjoyed doing that type of thing when I was a child. So I put an idea for a book together and right away a publisher bought it. That book was called Willy and His Wheel Wagon. Since then, over 170 books that I have written and illustrated have been published. The type of books I write are non-fiction books. This is because I love researching so much. I get to ask lots of questions, just like when I was a kid. I also get to travel and meet lots of interesting people. While doing research for my book Nature’s Green Umbrella: Tropical Rain Forests, I traveled to two islands where there are tropical rain forests, Saba and Dominica. I also had a great time writing and illustrating the book. I get a lot of pleasure from doing the type of work I do.

posted by Steve McClendon on Aug 16


Team Battle Of The Books  2016-2017


To Be Announced Soon


Stay Tuned

posted by Steve McClendon on Dec 10

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LMC CLOSED for LUNCH/Planning 11:00-12:00

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posted by Steve McClendon on Dec 8

posted by Steve McClendon on Dec 8


The fall of the year is upon us and we have so much to by thankful for. As we approach the Thanksgiving and Christmas season reflect on the blessings your have received this year. Share a blessing with others remember


posted by Steve McClendon on Dec 8

School Year


Fall Book Fair- September 12-19

Grandparent’s Day- September 13

Food Drive- October 3-November 9

Pumpkin Character Contest- October 25-26

Veteran’s Day Program- November 10

Spring Book Fair- March 6-9

Book Fair/Art Show- February 9

Read Across America/ Dr. Seuss BD- March 3




posted by Steve McClendon on Dec 8

The copyright protections that we normally associate with print also govern the use of audio, video, images, and text on the Internet and the World Wide Web (WWW). The intuitive interface of the WWW makes it easy for the computer user to copy and use images, text, video and other graphics that are likely to be protected by copyright. A document may be copyrighted even if it does not explicitly state that it is copyrighted. As a result, it is a good idea to assume materials such as documents, images, or video clips are copyrighted. Educators can avoid copyright violations and legally use copyrighted materials if they understand and comply with the fair use guidelines. If you believe, after you review this document, that your proposed use does not comply with fair use guidelines, you always have the option to ask for permission from the copyright holder.

The media center has information on copyright laws. If you need information please see Mr. Mac in the media center.


NOTE***** New copyright information will be post to this sight as soon as it becomes available

posted by Steve McClendon on Oct 14


First day of School- August 9

Labor Day School Closed- September 5

Red Ribbon Week- October 24-28

Veteran’s Day Program- November 10

Veteran’s Day School Closed- November 11

Thanksgiving Break- 21-25

Christmas Break- December 19- January 2

2nd Semester Begins- January 4

MLK Day- January 16

Weather Day- February 20

Spring Break- March 27- 3

Last Day to Check Out Books- May 5

All books and Materials Returned to LMC- May 12

Library Closes- May 19

Last Day For Students- May 25

Last Day For Teachers- May 26



posted by Steve McClendon on Oct 14

Pre-K- Story time- Fall, Thanksgiving, Christmas,

Kindergarten and First- Story time, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Learning to ask questions the right questions to find information, Seasons

2 Grade- QR Codes and how to access them from school and home. Using a dictionary correctly

3-5 Grades- How to identify keywords when researching

5 Grade- How to use Boolean Operators

posted by Steve McClendon on Oct 14

Fuzzy Mud

by Louis Sachar


“Be careful. Your next step may be your last.”


Fifth grader Tamaya Dhilwaddi and seventh grader Marshall Walsh have been walking to and from Woodbridge Academy together since elementary school. But their routine is disrupted when bully Chad Wilson challenges Marshall to a fight. To avoid the conflict, Marshall takes a shortcut home through the off-limits woods. Tamaya reluctantly follows. They soon get lost, and they find trouble. Bigger trouble than anyone could ever have imagined.


In the days and weeks that follow, the authorities and the U.S. Senate become involved, and what they uncover might affect the future of the world. (less)


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