First Grade Library Newsletter

Mrs. Cunningham Teacher-Librarian

What's Coming Up in Library Class?

In the coming weeks, we will be comparing fiction and non-fiction books looking for similarities and differences and looking at text features. We will also be discussing and exploring what it means to be a responsible digital citizen:

  1. How do I stay safe when using the internet?
  2. How do I search using key words?
  3. What is an online community?

What Have We Been Doing In First Grade Library Class?


  • Using story maps for setting, characters, problem, solution.
  • Understanding the parts of the library (Fiction, Non-Fiction, Everybody)
  • Participating in small group and partner collaboration.
  • Exploring computer coding with Hour of Code (code.org)
  • Literature appreciation with Washington Children's Choice Picture Books (WCCPB)
  • Self check-out of Library books and how to be a responsible borrower
  • Using Kahoot! (i-Pad app) to test our comprehension after listening to a story

Scholastic Book Fair Coming Soon! "For the Love of Reading"

Monday, Feb. 22nd, 9am to Friday, Feb. 26th, 3:30pm

Sunrise Elementary Library

Please come in and consider purchasing books for your home library.

Author Visit-Paul Owen Lewis

Sunrise is fortunate to have the author Paul Owen Lewis visit on March 1, 2016. He will provide a whole school assembly that focuses on his life and his first book Davy's Dream. There will be two follow-up sessions at the K-2 and 3-5 levels where students will learn about writing.



He will also be available to autograph books for students and staff. As time permits he will visit classrooms for a brief Q and A session. Each student will receive an autographed picture of the author, too.

Mrs. Cunningham

Please contact me if you need more information or want to volunteer!

We always need help with keeping our library books ready for check-out.