Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Welcome Back to School

We are well into our second week at school and have been getting to know each other again. For many of us, school is an awesome place to be. However, there are a few kids that often feel left out or have a hard time making new friends. Don't forget to include them when you are doing games or activities. If you see someone on their own, take a moment to invite him or her to join you. You will make a new friend and won't regret doing so!
In the Media Center we have been revisiting the Specialist Rules. We are reminding ourselves how to care for chromebooks. Our chromebooks are brand new in the Media Center this year and we want to treat them well!
We will use the next couple of weeks to get to know each other. Students will be creating About Me slides in 3rd through 5th grades. First and Second grade students will be doing an About Me page.
After School Library Coming Soon!
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:05 to 2:20 beginning September 25th. Look forward to seeing you there!

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Summer Reading Program

Hello Parents and Students,

Summer is approaching quickly and we want to make sure that children are keeping up with reading during the summer. The following are some of the summer reading programs with great incentives:

Alameda County Library They haven't posted their summer reading program yet. However, Readers can use a game board format to complete reading goals. When goals have been reached, you can earn many different things. Usually it ends with winning a free book of your choice.

Half Price Books - Feed Your Brain Half price books also sponsors a summer reading program that includes earning book bucks toward the purchase of more books!  Usually you will earn enough book bucks for one or more great stories.

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program Here you log the books you have read and tell about your favorite. After 8 books, you will earn a free book.

Scholastic Summer Reading Complete the log and record your minutes and you earn prizes along the way. Also contains some fun resources for readers.

Happy Reading and have an awesome summer!

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

National Library Week

It is National Library Week. Let's celebrate by sharing our love of reading!
Here are some fantastic resources for finding a great book:

Children's Section of the Alameda County Library - There are great resources on this page for young readers. Also, you can check out an ebook with your library card. It's all free!

Reading is Fundamental - Here we have some books read aloud, resources, and activities.

Starfall - This site is always a favorite to find fun interactive read alouds.

Learning games for Kids - Includes many games for different subjects. Some great literacy games.

PBS Kids Island - Has many reading activities for our youngest readers.

Book Trailers for Readers - Are trailers made by students for other students. Fun way to find a new favorite book!

Library of Congress Read - Classics that are free to read online, plus booklists on the best books that are out there to enjoy.

These are just a few to get you started. As always, if you have a website that you use for reading, let me know.  I would be excited to add it to the list!

Happy Library Week!