Berta Palacios Library Newsletter
Panthers-4th Six Weeks
4th Six Weeks Top AR Students
Congratulations to the 4th Six Weeks Top AR Students!
Keylly M. Rodriguez
Alexa N. Enriquez
Marla B. Rodriguez
Rebecca N. Valdez
Nathan E. Ortiz
Jose I. Gallardo
Yarely M. Perez
Isla Y. Leal-Villasana
Genesis A. Benitez
Neyzer M. Olivares
Nadia D. Mireles
Jessie E. Solis
Congratulations to Top Word Count Students!
Congratulations Alexa Perez !
Congratulations Mariel Jaramillo !
Congratulations Jose I. Gallardo !
Congratulations Alejandro Alba !
Top Word Count Students !
Alexa Perez and Mariel Jaramillo, 3rd graders, met their yearly goal of 500,00 words.
They received a certificate and a book. The book received was Disney's "Take-Along Tales" which contains eight storybooks and stickers. Jose I. Gallardo and Alejandro Alba, 3rd graders, also met their yearly goal of 500,000 words. Both received a certificate and a book. The book Disney's "Meet The Planes" features characters from the movies Planes and Planes Fire & Rescue.
3rd Six Weeks Top AR Students
3rd Six Weeks AR Incentive-Ice Cream & Cookies
"Love Your Library" Month
"Love Your Library" on Wear Red Day-Feb. 5, 2016
READING ROCK STARS
The Texas Book Festival
"Your financial support helps the Texas Book Festival provide meaningful literary and literacy programming throughout the year. The TBF is committed to providing the annual Texas Book Festival weekend free to the public, making grants to Texas public libraries, and inspiring disadvantaged children to read through our Reading Rock Stars literacy program. In 2016, the TBF is focusing special efforts on young readers with goals to maintain the success of Reading Rock Stars. This year, we are growing the program and adding a sixth school to the Reading Rock Stars program in the Rio Grande Valley. Help the TBF help more children to fall in love with reading!"
Texas Bluebonnet Voting
Texas Bluebonnet Voting January 25 - 29, 2016 @ Palacios Elementary Library
Texas Bluebonnet Award 2016 Official Voting Statistics
Number of Registered Institutions: 1937
Institutions Reporting Votes: 1536
Total Number of Students: 152,360
Student Voters by Grade Level:
3rd - 47,072
4th - 47,342
5th Grade - 45,196
6th Grade -12,750
2016 Texas Bluebonnet Award Winner
15,146 Total Votes
When the Beat Was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop
by Laban Carrick Hill
Texas Bluebonnet Voting at Palacios Elementary Library
8 for The Night Gardener
2 for The Great American Dust Bowl
2 for The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus
5 for The Misadventures of Salem Hyde: Book One: Spelling Trouble
5 for Always, Abigail
18 for Emily's Blue Period
0 for Saving Lucas Biggs
12 for Sky Jumpers
4 for The Vanishing Coin
1 for The Scraps Book: Notes from a Colorful Life
17 for Mountain Dog
0 for Grandfather Gandhi
13 for The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom
6 for When the Beat Was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop
6 for Zane and the Hurricane: A Story of Katrina
10 for Quinny & Hopper
25 for The Lost Planet
0 for Rutherford B., Who Was He?: Poems About Our Presidents
8 for Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez & Her Family's Fight for Desegregation
20 for The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing
Total book votes: 162
Votes per grade:
Third Grade: 54
Fourth Grade: 63
Fifth Grade: 45
Texas Bluebonnet Voting @ Palacios Library
Palacios Panther Reading Book Club
Palacios Panther Reading Book Club has met throughout the second semester. Students discussed the books they chose to read for this week. Some of the titles included Diary of a Wimpy Kid The Long Haul by Jeff Kinney and The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger. They are currently reading Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library.
Read Quest-February 26, 2016
Students at Palacios Elementary Celebrate Reading as Participants in ReadQuest
Students at Palacios Elementary took part in ReadQuest, a nationwide reading event on Friday, February 26, 2016. They joined more than 12,000 educators and tens of thousands of students in Renaissance Learning’s annual one-day reading celebration that encouraged K–12 students to read and share their discoveries.
Students read books, nonfiction articles, and took Accelerated Reader comprehension quizzes on what they had read to contribute to the national reading effort. On the ReadQuest website, students were able to see their quizzes count toward the national books-read ticker, the top books and articles read in each state, prize winners, and user-submitted posts, tweets, and photos.
“ReadQuest was a great event for our students,” said Mrs. Linda Hinojosa, Palacios Librarian. “They loved seeing their Accelerated Reader quizzes count toward the national books-read ticker. ReadQuest supported our mission of promoting reading growth and our students gained valuable reading practice. We are very proud of all our students.”
Renaissance Learning’s Accelerated Reader 360 is a K–12 program that engages students in personalized independent reading practice and close reading of nonfiction articles. The web-based program provides over 175,000 independent reading quizzes and 1,200 high-interest nonfiction articles.