Hornet's Nest

Hutsell Elementary Library

January 2016 Edition

Important library dates:

January 19 - 22: Library lessons for Kinder - 2nd grade (Shelfmarker, Procedural Text)

January 25 - 29: Library lessons for 3rd - 5th grade (Legends, Poetry, Lit. Nonfiction)

February 1 - 5: Library lessons for Kinder - 2nd grade (Everybody Section , Catalog, Poetry)

February 8 - 12: Library lessons for 3rd - 5th grade (Evaluating websites, Genres)

February 15 - 19: Library lessons for Kinder - 2nd grade (K - Poetry, 1 & 2 Poetry with Brod Bagert!)

February 17: Library snapshot day

February 18: Brod Bagert 12:30 - 3:00 pm / Library Bluebonnet Bash!

February 22 - 26: Library lessons for 3rd - 5th grade (Research!)

Library Reading Programs

Reading program in numbers:

The library has received over 350 reading logs and projects from students in grade levels 2-5! Students continue to turn in reading logs, ask about projects and read, read, read!


Our Texas Bluebonnet Nominees program has come to an end. We had 40 students that turned in their reading logs in 3rd - 5th grade, this is 10 more students than last year, we're so glad that more of our Hornets are participating in this program! We will be voting to select our school's favorite Bluebonnet Nominee next week. Students that turned in their reading log will attend our Bluebonnet Bash with poet Brod Bagert, congratulations Hornets!


Current reading programs:


Think Snow for Kinder & 1st grades : January

Fiction, nonfiction, biographies and reference tags: January - April

Authors & Illustrator visits

We will host 2 more authors this semester, Poet Brod Bagert (1st & 2nd) and Katie Klise (Kinder & 1st). We will post their schedules and send information about their books as their visit approaches.

Other library information...

Need a book recommendation?

If you're looking for a good book, visit our Library's Blog or follow us on Twitter! You will find book reviews and book lists to give you a better idea of new books that you might enjoy!

Using the Online Encyclopedias and Databases

Teachers and students have access to unlimited current information through various encyclopedias and databases. By using age appropriate articles, our students can have a better understanding and learn about any topics that might interest them. Check out World Book Online to find information about animals, plants, solar system, biographies and more!

Please use MyKaty to have access to our encyclopedias without entering any additional passwords.

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