Youngblood Literacy Letter

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Upcoming Events

  • November is National Picture Book Month
  • November is National Family Literacy Month
  • November 18th- High-Five a Librarian Day
  • December is Read a New Book Month
  • December 1st- Sherlock Holmes Day
  • December 5th- Principal's Coffee- Browning
  • December 21st- Crossword Puzzle Day
  • December 24th- Jolabokaflod, Iceland's Yule Book Flood

40 Book Challenge

Yes, we are still having the 40 Book Challenge!

Thank you to those of you who have already begun the 40 Book Challenge with your students.

Each year, we challenge staff and students to read 40 books throughout the school year.

Here is a link to the 40 Book Challenge Record Sheet.

Please check your Alief Gmail for a link to a document to enter in your 40 Book Challenge Numbers so far this year.

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Battle of the Books

2019-2020 Battle of the Books Titles

The City of Ember by DuPrau

The Crossover by Alexander

Death by Toilet Paper by Gehart

The Dragonet Prophecy by Sutherland

Ghost by Reynolds

How Lamar's Bad Prank Won a Bubba Sized Trophy by Allen

I am Princess X by Priest

Joshua Dread by Bacon

Last Kids on Earth by Brallier

Lemonade War by Davies

Maybe a Fox by Appelt

Nightmares by Segel and Miller

Space Case by Gibbs

Sugar by Rhodes Parker

Wild Robot by Brown

All students are welcomed to join in Battle of the Books. Students will be on teams of 5. All 15 books will need to be read by each team. We will have campus battles to determine the team that will represent Youngblood at the District Battle in the spring.

Here is the Schoology Code for students wanting to join in Battle of the Books:


The District Battle will take place in February 2020. Are you ready? Details will be coming soon!

VOOKS: Storybooks Brought to Life

For a limited time, teachers can receive a 1-year subscription for free.

VOOKS has a library of animated children's storybooks available with No ads or in-app purchases and has text that's animated as its read aloud. Features picture books and Prek-K level books.

Epic! Books

Teachers get free access to 35,000 eBooks for free for their students!

Create a teacher account at

Add students into your class. You can copy and paste from any document or spreadsheet.

Get a class code and share it with your students. It's that easy!

Students go to or open the Epic! app and enter the class code. Then select their name.

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Principal's Coffee

Wednesday, Dec. 5th 2018 at 9am

Youngblood Intermediate School Cafeteria

Join us for our monthly Principal's Coffee! We hope to see you there!
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Wildcat Pride

Guidelines for Success

P- Positive Attitude

R- Respect

I- Integrity

D- Determination

E- Enthusiasm