Books & Bytes

Woodfields Elementary Library Newsletter

Reading is Sweet!

Thanks to everyone for encouraging your students to participate in the reading challenges these last few months. There were a record number of students turning in either their book logs or completing the online book review forms. The students were able to win prizes or attend book celebration parities , as well as, read some great books from the SC Nominee lists. In the next few weeks they will have a chance to vote for their favorite. Every vote counts as all votes will be turn into the SCASL (South Carolina Association of School Librarians) Book Award Committee to be tallied and the winners will be announced at the annual conference in March.

Thank you to the teachers who also donated teddy bears for the K-2 reading challenge so we could not only give bears to the top reader for each grade level, but also "reading buddies" to the top reader in each class.

Stay tuned to the new show on Tuesday morning, Feb. 9th to find out who our top winners were for K-2. Students in grades 3-5 will be receiving their invitations to the "Art of Reading" party on Tuesday morning as well. I will also be sending emails to the teachers. The "Art of Reading" party will be held on Wed. Feb. 10th. A big Thank You to Mrs. Strange for offering her talent to teach our special art class for readers!

In March we will start our school wide reading challenge in preparation for our annual Reading Celebration which will be held on Wednesday, March 23rd this year. Below are some things that will be happening on this fun day!

iResearch in the Library!

Students in grades 1st -5th have been completing research in the library and working on various projects. The students have used books, DISCUS Kids, and websites to find their information and create their digital projects. We focused on getting good information, how to read to find the information that we need, and how to organize our information. In the coming weeks the class projects will be shown during the morning show.

Capstone Books

We have received a free trial to ebooks by Capstone for the next few weeks. Please take the time to tell me about this resources and tell me what you think.


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App Suggestion

Cindy Hughes found this great app she wanted to share Venn Diagram from the International Reading Association. You can create diagrams with two or three overlapping circles and manipulate the information. The finished diagram can be emailed or saved to a photo roll on the device an imported into other apps such as SeeSaw.

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