News from the Monroe Elementary Library
Hour of Code
We will be hosting Hour of Code in our school library December 9th through the 13th. The goal of this event is for students to engage in simple to complex program coding. While not every child will become a programmer as a career choice, it is probable that all students will use computers. This small opportunity each year will provide students a basic understanding of how code works and it's importance. Students will pick their task from a menu of choices and will advance through the levels at their own pace. Hour of Code is a free website and can be accessed from home. If your child is very interested in spending more time learning to code, you can check out the site at Code.org.
Book Requests from students
Are we missing books you would like to read? If you wish we had a book, or book series in the library, but it is not currently here, please let us know. I created a book suggestion box for the library. It is located on the counter next to the exit doors. Simply write the title of the book, or series on a piece of paper and drop it in the box. If you include your name, I will notify you when the books are ordered so you can be the first to check them out when they become available.
Student Reporters Wanted!!
Towervale books are still available for students to purchase. Please see Ms. Qualey in the library if you have any questions. Books are not currently available for checkout.
Patrick Carman's Towervale
Sale on Towervale Books
If you have a child interested in the Towervale book, please read the attached flyer for a Holiday Sale going on right now.
Just Right Books
Finding the books that are at your "Just Right" reading level can be tricky. Our library is organized and has tools to help students find books at their individual reading level. Books are color coded with dots. There is a sign posted at checkout letting students know what color dot would be the best fit for them.
Paperback Everybody Books
Paperback Everybody books are organized by dot color. These are easily identified since the bucket they are in matches the color dot. This allows our youngest readers to easily select some books at their personal reading level.
Using the code
Not every book you read needs to be in this "Just Right" zone. But knowing what level a book is can be helpful. For most books, the color dot is found on the spine and easy for students to see before ever taking the book from the shelf.