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Central Rappahannock Regional Library Visit

Author: Ryan-Schrader Shelly  //  Category: Information


Our library would like to thank the Central Rappahannock Regional Library for partnering with our LUES library program and giving their presentation of Chinese Folktales to all of our third grade students.   The Central Rappahannock Regional Library offers the Stories from the Ancients class for 2nd and 3rd grade students. Specially trained library staff perform stories from the Chinese and/or Native American traditions that coincide with current SOLs and this supports our reading curriculum.  Fredericksburg public librarians Craig Graziano and Josie  came to Lafayette Upper Elementary School on February 9th and  gave an entertaining and enlightening presentation of Chinese folktales to all of our third grade classes. The live storytelling enhances the listening skills of children, increases vocabulary, develops the capacity to empathize, encourages self-awareness, and motivates children to read. Thank you Central Rappahannock librarians for your wonderful storytelling!

100 Reasons Why We Love to Read

Author: Ryan-Schrader Shelly  //  Category: Information

With the 100th day of school  and Valentines Day on February 14th; our LUES library students have shared their thinking and have created a colorful library display on our library doors for students, teachers, and administers to see. Our students love to read!

Congratulations Division Spelling Bee Grades 3-8 Participants

Author: Ryan-Schrader Shelly  //  Category: Information

Congratulations to all our Spelling Bee scholars who participated on January 16th, at the Division Spelling Bee held at Walker Grant Middle School Cafetorium. LUES participants were: Izaiah Welden, Kevin Lopez-Barradas, Eve Wenger, Melissa Lamey, John Schaffer, Mikayla Fernandez, Lalani Nguyen, Mary Muldrow, and Sara Furmuli. The winner of the Division Spelling Bee was Joseph Ghent, 6th grade student of WGMS. Congratulations Joseph! Joseph will be participating in the Regional Spelling Bee at James Monroe High School, Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. A special thank you to all parents and families, classroom teachers, WGMS and LUES Administrators, and Spelling Bee judges for making this event possible.

Congratulations to all our Spelling Bee Participants!

Author: Ryan-Schrader Shelly  //  Category: Information

Congratulations to all of our spelling bee participants and to the winners who will be competing in the Division Spelling Bee on January 16, 2018 at WGMS.

Breakout Edu. in the LUES Library

Author: Ryan-Schrader Shelly  //  Category: Information

LUES Library lessons for November 7, 2017- November 14, 2017   celebrate our students who have been working hard in the library all academic quarter. They  have worked hard, earned their library points, and were able to celebrate with a Breakout Edu session!

To celebrate, all classes  have been working with the power of Breakout Edu., which brings the 4 Cs alive! Students solved a variety of clues in the LUES library Breakout game that required critical thinking, collaboration, creativity and communication. The Breakout EDU is a unique collection of resettable locks, boxes, and items that  students used to play the library learning game, and solve problems found in the library setting.

Breakout EDU is an immersive learning game platform where players use teamwork and critical thinking to solve a series of challenging puzzles in order to open the locked boxes.

We have had some exciting and interesting challenges, but have been able to Breakout of the LUES Library!


LUES Library Scholastic Book Fair

Author: Ryan-Schrader Shelly  //  Category: Information

Thank you to all parents, teachers, volunteers, and students who made our LUES Library Scholastic Book Fair a great success! The book fair, which was from October 16 – October 20, 2017 and also Family Night October 18th from 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.  was an amazing literary event providing great books for our LUES Lions’ readers. Family Night was a fun filled evening in the Lafayette Upper Elementary library with many parents and terrific sales. A big thank you to all our volunteers who gave of their time and expertise in assisting with our students finding great books. Thank you to all of our parents for supporting your child’s teacher Classroom Wish List and purchasing books for your child’s teacher’s classroom library.  A great big “Thank you” to everyone for making our book fair a success. As a new librarian and my first year at Lafayette Upper Elementary School, I could not have asked for a nicer and warmer welcome to the LUES family and school community. I am already thinking about the next book fair and what fun, exciting events we will have! Thank you all. –Mrs. Shelly Ryan-Schrader, Library Media Specialist