Ashton School Library News

By Mrs. Dieffenbach

March/April 2016

Get Ready...It's Read Across America Day on March 2, 2016!

Read Across America is an annual reading celebration to help motivate and bring awareness to millions of students world-wide to pick up a book and read, read and read on March 2nd, the birthday of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss. Please Join in the celebration by reading with your child! For more information about Read Across America and National Education Association (NEA), please click on this link,

I have also provided a short video from "Dr. Seuss' Birthday Brings National Read Across America Day." Published on March 1, 2011.

Dr. Seuss' Birthday Brings National Read Across America Day

What's Happening...

Kindergarten - Reading and learning about seasonal events.

First Grade - Introduction to both Parts of a Book and Fiction order.

Second Grade - Finishing Parts of a Book and Fiction order.

Third Grade - Continue with PARCC and testing preparations.

Fourth Grade - Continue with Dewey Decimal System and PARCC review.

Fifth Grade - Continue with Informational Text and PARCC review.

New Arrivals!

The Top 10 Books

Magic Tree House - Dragon of the red dawn

Magic Tree House - Blizzard of the blue moon

Goosebumps! The Scarecrow walks at midnight

Guinness World Records, 2013

Magic Tree House - Lions at lunchtime

Magic Tree House - Vacation under the volcano

Goosebumps! 30 tales to give you goosebumps

Magic Tree House - Abe Lincoln at last!

Black Beauty

Black holes and other bizarre space objects

Scholastic Book Fair is coming!

SAVE THE DATES: Monday, February 29th, Tuesday, March 1st, and Wednesday, March 2nd.

The book fair will be open during Dr. Seuss night on March 2nd, from 6 PM - 7:30 PM. This is a great way to support your child in reading.

Visit the Cumberland Public Library for upcoming events, storytimes, resources, and more!

Please click on the link for opportunities at the Cumberland Public Library Children's Center.

Overdue Library Books

Every 30 days I will generate an automatic email reminder to parents that their child has an overdue book and to please help your child locate and return to the library as soon as possible. Also, there are a few students who still have overdue books from last year. Please talk to your child regarding the whereabouts of the book and return as soon as possible. Otherwise, a replacement fee will be required.

Library Raffles

Teaching responsibility: Students are doing a great job returning books!

Each student will earn a library raffle entry for returning his or her library book(s) on time. At the end of each month, I will pull one name per grade level from the raffle jar. The winners will be announced during the morning announcements. The winners will come to the library to claim their prizes.

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