Grass Roots “Best of the Books”

The leaves are starting to change, so that means it is time for Mid-Valley’s annual Fall “Best of the Books” event at Grass Roots Bookstore in Corvallis. We will be gathering to hear and see this year’s Patricia Gallagher Books, ILA Teacher’s Choice Book Winners, and a medley of newly released books. You will also receive lesson plans to go with a few of the books. Grass Roots generously provides attendees with 20% discount to purchase books used in the classroom on this night only. Refreshments and socializing at 4:00 with program to begin at 4:30pm.

 

What:  Grass Roots Best of the Books Event

When: Tuesday, Sept. 27, 4:00-5:30

Where: Grass Roots Bookstore, 227 SW 2nd, Corvallis

Cost: Free for Mid-Valley Council Members. Others are welcome to join at the event.

PDU: PDUs are available at the event.

Information: shiggins67@comcast.net

 

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Free Books at Teachers as Readers/Teachers’ Choice

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Come join us for a Teachers as Readers/Teachers’ Choice meeting on September 22 at 4:30 pm.  We will be discussing how you can get free books for your classroom library and  what you will  need to do to get free books. You will be taking home books to review if you choose to participate.  Please bring with you bags or a box to take home all your books for review.  You will also need to bring your checkbook for a $25 Mid-Valley membership (if not already paid) and a one time activity cover charge fee of $25.   The location will be at 2189 Kenworthy Rd NE, Albany.

Information: kimjerry1@comcast.net

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Here is the Professional Development Series flyer! Print it out and share it with your colleagues! This is an easy and quick way to get PDUs.

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Professional Development Series: Teachers as Readers/Teacher’s Choices come together. Sept. 22, 2016 at 4:30 Email kim.fairbanks@albany.k12.or.us for more information. Come and find out how to get books for your classroom library!

Professional Development Series: Teachers as Readers/Teacher’s Choices come together. Sept. 22, 2016 at 4:30 Email kim.fairbanks@albany.k12.or.us for more information.

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Look for new professional development opportunities for 2016-2017! And ways to get books for your classroom library! More info to come soon!

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Evening of Professional Conversation

Integrating Literature Within Content Areas

Mid-Valley members will share books that will help you integrate math, social studies, science and writing. Books will be chosen for grades K-8. Bring favorite books and ideas to share.

Free for all Mid-Valley Members

March 10, 2016, 4:30-6:00pm

Tangent Elementary School, 32100 Old Oak Dr. Tangent.

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Fun at Dr. Seuss Day

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Dr. Seuss Day at the Mall

IMG_0018Dr. Seuss Event February 2016

Read Across America, the annual celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday will take place Saturday, Feb. 27 from 10:30am-12:00pm at the Heritage Mall at 14th & Geary in Albany.

Activities including a book walk, crafts, READ dogs, and puzzles will take place. All students will receive a free book and bookmark at the book walk. Children of all ages are encouraged to attend.

 

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Australia Bound! EPC Holiday Celebration

Mid-Valley members are in for a treat!

Join us for a Winter Social learning about Diantha’s adventures in Australia as an exchange teacher. She will share her experiences with the school and culture while we relax, sip sparkling cider, and eat seasonal snacks provided by your local council. If you have heard Diantha speak before you know how good this presentation will be. You won’t want to miss this special evening!

If you haven’t been able to have lunch at the Old School Cafe, you are in for a treat. The Cafe has retained the blackboards, books and education paraphernalia from the Old School, but have made it into an elegant place to socialize. Please join us.

December 3, 2015, 4:30PM-6:00PM
Old School Cafe, 4455 NE Highway 20, Corvallis.
(At the Children’s Farm Home)

 

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Best of the Books at Grass Roots Books & Music

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2014 Grass Roots Best of the Books event

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Diantha presents at the 2014 Grass Roots event

Our first activity of the new school year is our Best of the Books event Sept. 24 at the Grass Roots Books & Music at 227 SW 2nd Street in Corvallis. There will be newly released titles, ILA Teachers’ Choice winners, and Patricia Gallagher Books. Social and Browsing will begin at 4:00PM with the presentations scheduled to begin at 4:30PM. As in the past, Grass Roots will offer 20% discount on books purchased for use in the classroom and Mid-Valley will have several gift card door prizes!  This year this event will be 1 of the Evenings of Professional Conversations. PDUs will be available. You won’t want to miss this it!

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