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Librarian: Doug Keel

Paraprofessional: Lili Vega

Library Hours:

Monday: 7:10-4:00

Tuesday: 7:10-4:00

Wednesday: 7:10-4:00

Thursday: 7:10-4:00

Friday: 7:10-3:30

Phone: 402-557-4416

email: Douglas.keel@ops.org

 

Noodle tools tutorial

The Matrix: Re"Keeled"

 

Mon., May 11

Tues.,   May 12

Wednesday, May 13 Thursday, May 14 Friday,      May 15

Book of the day:  Here are a few

book recommendations:  Read one,

or read them all. Check OPS

and OPL Sora!  

 

Click over there for a

video description of books and websites and your weekly

dose of Mr. Keel!

 

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Book of the Day:

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by Cornelia Funke

 

 

Book of the Day:

Young Adult!

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by April Henry

 

 

Book of the Day:

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by Pete Nelson

 

Book of the Day:

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by Richard Paul Evans

 

Book of the Day:

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by Joseph Bruchac

 

 

Writing                                       prompt*

2. Do you think girls or boys have it easier?

 

 

Writing                  prompt*

264. What is the most important lesson you've learned about life in the past few years?

 

Writing                     prompt* 

197. If you could e-mail any famous person and be sure they'd read and answer your note, who would you write to and what would you say?

 

 

Writing                                 prompt*

117. How important is it for you to win? When was the last time you cheated in a game so you could win?

Writing                                    prompt*

100. What is the best costume you ever wore? Would you like getting dressed up in costumes every week if you could?

 

From  Stock, Gregory. The Kids' Book of Questions. New York, Workman Pub., 2015.

Mon., May 4

Tues.,   May 5

Wednesday, May 6 Thursday, May 7 Friday,      May 8

Book of the day:  Here are a few

book recommendations:  Read one,

or read them all. Check OPS

and OPL Sora!  

 

Click over there for a

video description of books and websites and your weekly

dose of Mr. Keel!

 

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Book of the Day:

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by Candace Fleming

 

Book of the Day:

Young Adult!

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by Neal Shusterman

Book of the Day:

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by Louis Sachar

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by Sharon Creech

Book of the Day:

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by Cece Bell

 

 

Writing                                       prompt*

136. What do you think your friends like most about you?

If you lost that quality, do you think they'd still like you?

 

Writing                  prompt*

138. If you could make a TV show about anything you wanted

and knew that millions of people would see it, what would it be about?

 

Writing                     prompt* 

99. Are you afraid to

ask questions when

you don't understand something? For example, do you sometimes

fake a laugh when you don't understand a joke?

 

 

Writing                                 prompt*

5. Would you rather

have a strict teacher who was fair and taught you a lot

or one who was relaxed and

fun but didn't teach you much?

Writing                                    prompt*

228.  What was the bravest thing you ever did?

 

From  Stock, Gregory. The Kids' Book of Questions. New York, Workman Pub., 2015.

Monday, April 27

Tuesday,   April 28

Wednesday, April 29 Thursday, April 30 Friday,      May 1

Book of the day:  Here are a few

book recommendations:  Read one,

or read them all. Check OPS

and OPL Sora!  

 

Click over there for a

video description of books and websites and your weekly

dose of Mr. Keel!

 

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Book of the Day:

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by James Patterson

Book of the Day:

Young Adult!

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by Ally Condie

Book of the Day:

 

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by Alison Hart

 

Book of the Day:

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by Mike Lupica

Book of the Day:

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by Thomas Rockwell

 

Writing                                       prompt*

14. Some adults have a lot of trouble enjoying themselves.  If you were asked to give them some advice about how to play and have more fun, what would you say?

Writing                  prompt*

55. What is the biggest difference between what happens on television and what happens in the real world?

Writing                     prompt* 

221. What things do yo see people doing just to pass the time and keep busy?  What do you do just to pass the time?

 

Writing                                 prompt*

54. What is the most boring thing you can imagine doing?  Would you do it for a whole week if you could then celebrate your birthday twice each year?

Writing                                    prompt*

15. Is there any particular moment in your past you wish had been captured on video?  Would you like to have more videos and photos from when you were younger?

 

From  Stock, Gregory. The Kids' Book of Questions. New York, Workman Pub., 2015.

 

Monday, April 20

Tuesday,   April 21

Wednesday, April 22 Thursday, April 23 Friday,      April 24

Book of the day:  Here are a few

book recommendations:  Read one,

or read them all. Check OPS

and OPL Sora!  

 

Click over there for a

video description of books and websites and your weekly

dose of Mr. Keel!

 

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Book of the Day:

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Book of the Day:

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by Victoria Jamieson

 

Book of the Day:

Young Adult!

 

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by Laura Resau

Book of the Day:

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by Victoria Aveyard

 

Book of the Day:

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by John Green

 

Writing prompt*

169. Pretend you can own only one pair of

shoes and have to schoose between

a pair that looks funny but feels

great and one that looks terrific

but feels lousy.  Which would you pick?

Writing prompt*

9. If a friend had an important

secret and didn't want other

people to learn about it,

would telling you the secret be a big mistake?

Writing prompt* 

196.  Have you ever been blamed

for something you didn't do,

yet not told on the person

who really did it?  If so, why didn't you tell?

Writing prompt*

8. If you could have a round-trip ride

in a time machine and travel

any distance int the past or future, where would you want to go?

Writing prompt*

171. What's the best birthday party

you ever had?  If youcould have

any kind of party you wanted

for your next birthday, what would you choose?

From  Stock, Gregory. The Kids' Book of Questions. New York, Workman Pub., 2015.

Monday, April 13

Tuesday,   April 14

Wednesday, April 15 Thursday, April 16 Friday,      April 17

Book of the day:  Here are a few

book recommendations:  Read one,

or read them all. Check OPS

and OPL Sora!  

 

 

 

 

Book of the Day:

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by Scott Westerfeld

Book of the Day:

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by Jerry Spinelli

Book of the Day:

Young Adult!

By Cecilia Galante

Book of the Day:

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by Betty Birney

Book of the Day:

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by Pamela Muñoz Ryan

Website / Media 

Have you read a really great book? 

Why not record a Flipgrid?

Flipgrid Recs!

Website / Media 

 

Britannica Challenge: 

 

Website / Media

 

Website / Media 

 

Website / Media 

 

Writing prompt*

82. What is something you

love doing now but will

probably not enjoy in two years?

Writing prompt*

84.  Would you rather be a rich and

famous movie star or a great

doctor who saves a lot of

people but is not wealthy or well-known?

 

 

 

Writing prompt*  

109. When was the last

time you did something

for a stranger just to be nice?

                                     

Writing prompt*

128. If you could choose to be the

most attractive, the most athletic,

or the smartest kid in

your school, which would you want to be?

Writing prompt*

154. If everyone in your class began

teasing and picking on your best friend,

and you knew that if you stayed

friends everyone would

start picking on you too, what would you do?

From  Stock, Gregory. The Kids' Book of Questions. New York, Workman Pub., 2015.

Monday, April 6

Tuesday,   April 7

Wednesday, April 8 Thursday, April 9 Friday,      April 10

Book of the day:  Here are a few

book recommendations:  Read one,

or read them all. Check OPS

and OPL Sora!  

 

Click over there for a

video description of books and websites and your weekly

dose of Mr. Keel!

 

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Book of the Day:

 

by Lynne Plourde

Book of the Day:

by Yang, Gene Luen

Book of the Day:

Young Adult!

  by Judy Sheehan

Book of the Day:

 

by Wendelyn Van Draanen

Book of the Day:

 

by Carl Deuker

150

by Tom Angleberger

Website / Media 

Have you read a really great book? 

Why not record a Flipgrid?

Flipgrid Recs!

Website / Media 

 

Britannica Challenge: 

In American Born Chinese, we see the main character from two very different places.  Research two countries 

and tell how they are alike and different!

Website / Media

 

Website / Media 

 

Website / Media 

 

 

Writing prompt*

222. If you could be the star of a

reality TV show that followed

your family around the clock

for a year, would you want to?  Imagine that you would

be a big celebrity, but everyone would know  everything about you and your family.

Writing prompt*

223.  Who is your best friend?What is the best thing about him or her?  The worst?

 

 

Writing prompt*  

178.  If you were given $1000 to use to help other people, how would you spend it?

                                     

Writing prompt*

79. When you're at school, do you act like a different person that when you're with your family?

Writing prompt*

34. If you agreed to sell

your bike to a friend and someone later offered you more money, would you try to back out of the deal?

From  Stock, Gregory. The Kids' Book of Questions. New York, Workman Pub., 2015.

Monday, March 30

Tuesday, March 31 Wednesday, April 1 Thursday, April 2 Friday, April 3

Book of the day:  Here are a few

book recommendations:  Read one,

or read them all. Check OPS

and OPL Sora!  

 

Click over there for a

video description of books and websites and your weekly

dose of Mr. Keel!

 

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Book of the Day:

by Pete Hauptman

Book of the Day:

by Caroline Starr Rose

Book of the Day:

  by Rick Riordan

Book of the Day:

by Kristin Cashore

Book of the Day:

by Carl Deuker

Website / Media 

Have you read a really great book? 

Why not record a Flipgrid?

Flipgrid Recs!

Website / Media 

 

Britannica Challenge: 

May B. takes place during a horrific blizzard.

Research different natural disasters and

write a poem about each!

Website / Media

 

Website / Media 

 

Website / Media 

 

Writing prompt*

120. What's the most embarrassing

thing that ever happened to you?

Are you embarrassed now by the

same things that used to

embarrass you?

Writing prompt*

176. If you had a chance to

give a ten-minute speech

to your whole school about

anything you wanted,

would you want to do it?

What would you talk about?

 

Writing prompt*  

49. What are you most proud

having done?

What would make you

even prouder?                                         

Writing prompt*

18. If you could be 

invisible for a day, 

what would you do?

 

Writing prompt*

267. Pretend that right now you have 

to pick the job you will

have as an adult. 

What's the best job you can think of?

From  Stock, Gregory. The Kids' Book of Questions. New York, Workman Pub., 2015.

Monday, March 23

Tuesday, March 24 Wednesday, March 25 Thursday, March 26 Friday, March 27

Book of the day:  

Here are a few book recommendations: 

Read one, or read them all.

Check OPS and OPL Sora!  

 

Click over there for a video description of books and websites and your weekly

dose of Mr. Keel!

 

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Book of the Day:

Uglies

by Scott Westerfeld

Book of the Day:

Scary stories for Young Foxes 

by  Christian McKay Heidicker

Book of the Day:

The Contest

Gordon Korman

Book of the Day:

Hooper

by Geoff Herbach

Book of the Day:

D-Day: Battle on the Beach

by Kate Messner

Website / Media 

Have you read a really great book? 

Why not record a Flipgrid?

 

 

 

Flipgrid Recs!

Website / Media 

 

 

Website / Media 

 

Website / Media 

 

Britannica Challenge: 

Write a story about a character

who wants to learn more about sports

so they can join a team.

Research three different sports and

include information about the rules, the history, and the equipment to include in your story!

Submit to Mr. Keel @ douglas.keel@ops.org

Website / Media 

Writing prompt*

124. If you could grow up to be famous and successful,

what would you like to be known for? 

Do you think you'll be famous someday?

Writing prompt*  

66. What is the hardest thing about growing up?

Writing prompt*  

7. When you make a mistake, do you make up excuses? 

If so, do you think people believe you?

Writing prompt*

38. Clean your room!

Take a bath?

Wash your hands! 

Why do you think adults care so much about cleanliness?

Writing prompt*

239. Would it embarrass you to cry in

front of your friends?

Your parents/guardians? Your sibling/s?

If so, which would be worse and why?

From  Stock, Gregory. The Kids' Book of Questions. New York, Workman Pub., 2015.

Monday, March 16

Tuesday, March 17 Wednesday, March 18 Thursday, March 19 Friday, March 20
Book of the day:  Here are a few book recommendations:  Read one, or read them all. Check OPS and OPL Sora!        

Book of the Day:

Insignificant Events in the life of a Cactus

Book of the Day:

Ashes of Roses

Book of the Day:

YA: Tears of a Tiger

by Sharon Draper                         

Book of the Day:

Esperanza Rising

by Pamela Muñoz Ryan

Book of the Day:

Wayside School is Falling Down

by Loius Sachar

Website / Media 

Have you read a really great book?  Why not record a Flipgrid?

 

 

 

Flipgrid Recs!

Website / Media 

 

Website / Media 

 

Website / Media 

Britannica Challenge: Become an expert on 2 animals.  Then create a NEW animal by combining characteristics of both!

Website / Media 

Writing prompt*

202: If a friend gave you a gift you didn't like, would you pretend you liked it?  Why or Why not?

Writing prompt*

187: If you had to pick an age to be for your whole life, knowing you'd never grow older, what age would you pick?

Writing prompt*  

75: What's the luckiest thing that's ever happened to you?                                                                           

Writing prompt*

4: If all of your best friends were willing to be absolutely honest and tell you what they most liked and disliked about you, would you want them to?

Writing prompt*

36:If you could be as talented as some of friends of yours at any one thing, what would you choose?

From  Stock, Gregory. The Kids' Book of Questions. New York, Workman Pub., 2015.

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