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Earn a Free Book this Summer!

Posted by Laura Losch on May 21, 2010

If you are under 12-years-old, you can enter Borders’ Double Dog Dare Summer Reading Challenge and earn a free book!! Check it out!

http://www.borders.com/online/store/MediaView_doubledogdare?cmpid=SA_20100513_V2

Double Dog Dare – Borders – Books, Music and Movies via kwout

Have fun this summer!!! See you next year!!! Good-bye 2009-2010 8th graders – we will miss you!!! Good luck in high school!!!

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One More Post for the Day!

Posted by Laura Losch on May 7, 2010

One more quick posting for the day. Check out this interactive movie I made:

Mrs. Losch is a hero!

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Posted by Laura Losch on May 7, 2010

I know this is two days early, but I won’t see everyone again until Monday, so I want to wish all the mothers out there a wonderful Day! I hope everyone has planned something nice to do for their mother this weekend. Even a simple card would be nice!! Or perhaps you could make her breakfast on Sunday morning!! But whatever you do, I bet your mom would appreciate it!!

And if you’ve forgotten that Mother’s Day is this Sunday, this is your reminder.

Here’s a little history on Mother’s Day:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/woodrow-wilson-proclaims-the-first-mothers-day-holiday

Woodrow Wilson proclaims the first Mother’s Day holiday β€” History.com This Day in History β€” 5/9/1914 via kwout

Have a great weekend!! Only 2 weeks left!!!Β  πŸ™‚Β Β Β  Remember your books are due on Thursday!!! Overdue books = no Yearbook Day!!!

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Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Posted by Laura Losch on May 5, 2010

Happy 5th of May to everyone! Did you know today marks Mexico’s victory over France during the French-Mexican War? For some reason lots of lots of white Americans like to celebrate along with Mexicans on this celebratory day. Hmmm, go figure. . .

http://www.history.com/topics/cinco-de-mayo

Cinco de Mayo β€” History.com Articles, Video, Pictures and Facts via kwout

Have a wonderful day and remember ALL books are due in next Thursday, May 13th!!!Β Β  πŸ™‚

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Oodles and oodles of Google Doodles!

Posted by Laura Losch on April 26, 2010

Have you ever gone to Google to search something out only to find the Google logo changed? Maybe the two “o’s” in Google were now Cookie Monster’s eyes or perhaps the word Google was floating in space. . .

Yesterday on CBS Sunday Morning, they did a news story on the animators behind these Google “Doodles”. I thought it was so interesting! There are only 4 artists who change the Google logo everyday to celebrate holidays, events, or historical facts. They not only celebrate events in the United States, but also special holidays and events all over the world! Check out the video on the CBS website with the story: Click here.

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=6430953n&tag=related;photovideo

The Art behind Google’s Doodles – CBS News Video via kwout

I found this story really interesting. If you have time today after the Social Studies CRCT, be sure to take a minute and watch this video. And then you’ll know who’s making those cool Google logos we see everyday!

And speaking of Google: try typing in “Where is Chuck Norris” and hitting “I’m Feeling Lucky”. It’s too funny!!!

See you in the library! πŸ™‚

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Earth Day 2010

Posted by Laura Losch on April 22, 2010

Today is Earth Day (and Math CRCT day, but I won’t bore you with talking about that. . .breathe in, breathe out)!

What can YOU do to help the planet Earth today? Just making a small change can really make a difference to our world. Maybe today you turn off the faucet while brushing your teeth (saves water), maybe you recycle that Powerade bottle from lunch, maybe you tell your Mom to use a reusable cloth bag at the grocery store instead of getting those plastic grocery bags. Any small thing you do can help to protect our planet.

http://earthday.nature.org/

Earth Day 2010 // The Nature Conservancy via kwout

I hope everyone did well today on the CRCT! Enjoy Earth Day 2010! See you in the library! πŸ™‚

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CRCT. . . Are YOU ready?

Posted by Laura Losch on April 19, 2010

I want to wish each and every person GOOD LUCK on the CRCT beginning tomorrow. The best test-taking advice I can give you is to take your time. Don’t rush!

Get a good night’s sleep tonight and make sure you grab breakfast in the morning.

Check out this CRCT Walk:Β  (Walk it out South Hall!)

See you in the library after the test.Β  πŸ™‚

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I’m Out. . .

Posted by Laura Losch on February 17, 2010

That’s right, you read it correctly, I’m out of the building for probably the next 7 weeks. What might I be doing for that long of a time you ask? Well, duh, if you’ve seen me lately, you know – – – I’m having a BABY!!

For those of you who saw me today (trying to walk down the hall) you know that I need rest, so the rest of this week I’ll be at home resting my back. Then next Monday, the 22nd, the doctor will induce me (in other words, the doctor will make me go into labor and have the baby). So hopefully by this time next week I will be a new Mom.

While I’m away, there will be a substitute in the library keeping order. I have left him several notes about how we operate at South Hall, so no funny business people! πŸ™‚Β  His name is Mr. Correll. I’ve told him about not letting anyone “hang out” too long in the library. If your teacher sends you down to find a book, then you need to find a book and get back to class. He has library experience, so if you need help finding a book – ask him! I’m sure he can help just as well as I can. And don’t forget that the Book Fair is coming March 1-5. Mr. Correll will be in charge and it should be awesome!!

I’m going to miss everyone while I’m gone! I probably won’t update this Blog too much while I’m gone, but I will post a picture of Baby Losch once he/she arrives!

Behave South Hall and I’ll see you soon!!!! πŸ™‚

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National School Counseling Week!

Posted by Laura Losch on February 1, 2010

This week (February 1-5) is National School Counseling Week, so when you see Ms. Vincent and Mrs. Carlson this week, tell them “THANK YOU” for the awesome job they do at our school. While your at it, tell Mrs. Gensel thank you too and give her a big hug! Our counselors are a big part of our school and help head many fun projects, like the Golden Ticket campaign going on now.

We love our counselors! Thank you for all you do for us!

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For your weekend viewing pleasure. . .

Posted by Laura Losch on January 29, 2010

Look what I found on YouTube! It’s the movie trailer for Diary of a Wimpy Kid! I was a little harsh on this movie in my last posting about it, but after watching this trailer, I actually think this will be a very cute and funny movie. Check it out:

I hope you have a wonderful weekend and stay warm! πŸ™‚

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