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Online Catalog and Databases
Later this month, I will give each child a bookmark on which will be printed the username and password needed to access these resources from a non-network computer. Or you can email me at email@example.com, and I will share them with you via email. (For the sake of district security, we are unable to publish the username and password via public communications or on social media.) Also, I will use these resources with each grade level throughout the school year so your students will know how to use them.
Also, when individual student accounts are made available on the library homepage, you can log in to your child's library account as follows:
Username is your child's six-digit ID number (the same one they use to purchase lunch).
Password is your child's last name with only the first letter capitalized (ex: Berry).
From this account, you can see what your students have checked out and even place holds for books they want to read.
YOU can check out books, too!
Bluebonnet and 2X2 Awards Lists
2X2 titles (for ages two years old through 2nd grade)
A 2017-2018 2x2 incentive sheet will be sent home with your child soon. It is a "boot" printed on blue paper. Have your child color in the sections with the titles he/she reads, and send it back to me any time this school year so I can add it to a special library display.
Bluebonnet titles (for 3rd-6th grades)
2017-2018 Bluebonnet reading logs and bookmarks were sent home in the spring, but your student can come get additional ones from me at any time. Students need read only five of the titles to vote for their favorite in the state election in January, and they only need to read TEN titles to participate in the Bluebonnet pizza party in February.
Library Lessons and MakerSpace
Also, the Hedgcoxe Library will feature a MakerSpace this year, which is a place where your child's class can come with their teacher to explore STEAM activities (STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math). These activities will allow your students to ask questions, create, and collaborate through the use of hands-on, curricular-related activities. A note will be sent home soon with a detailed explanation of what this space will entail and with a list of suggested donations to help us keep the space amply supplied. For more information, please contact the librarian, Mrs. Berry, or the PACE teacher, Mrs. Anderson.