Library Happenings: Quarter 2

Enjoy reading with your child every day.

"You're never to old, too wacky, too wild to pick up a book and read to a child"- Dr. Seuss

CVE's Top 5 Series:(determined by check out statistics)

  • Masterminds
  • Dog Man
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid
  • Elephant and Piggy
  • National Geographic-Weird but True

Did you know that you can log into Destiny from BCPS One? You can see what books your child has checked out and see previews of the over 7000 books that we have in CVE's collection.

What We've Been Learning

All library sessions focus on developing lifelong readers by developing a lover for reading . Students either enjoy a read aloud or read independently for pleasure during each library period.

Grade levels focused on the following units during quarter two:


Kinder students studied the popular authors Melanie Watt and Eric Carle during quarter 2. They enjoyed listening to and reading books by both authors. We worked on identifying how point of view can help us understand how a character feels in a story, how one event can cause something else to happen, and how artistic elements can enhance the meaning of text.

First Grade

Making text connections help give readers a better understanding of what is happening in the story. First grade readers practiced making text-to-self, text-to-text and text-to-world connections by reading a variety of everybody books. Some of the books we enjoyed were Amazing Grace, No David, The Great Kapok Tree and Alexander and the Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.

Second Grade

In the unit, Reading is LIT!, second grade readers read a variety of award-winning texts to explore what makes a good book great. They worked on reading illustrations, sequencing and retelling, citing evidence and determining cause and effect to help with text comprehension. Students enjoyed stories such as The Day the Crayons Quit, The Good Egg, The Naked Mole Rat and Strega Nona.

Third Grade

Throughout the unit Unique You, third graders studied the concept of identity. Students explored how positive and negative character traits from the foundation of identity. They learned about open and closed ended questions and practiced using open and closing ended questions to write interview questions for book characters. Readers enjoyed the books Bintou's Braids, Ruby's Wish and An Ode to Fresh Cut throughout the unit.

Fourth Grade

Fourth graders continued to expand their digital citizenship skills to enable them to make smart online choices in life. Students focused on ways to keep online gaming fun and friendly, practiced making healthy media choices and identified ways to respect intellectual property.

Fifth Grade

Continuing to focus on digital citizenship, 5th graders worked to determine a healthy media balance, recognized the importance of a quality digital footprint and identified behaviors of upstanders and bystanders. 5th graders also focused on how to keep online gaming fun and friendly.

Save the Date

Tuesday, March 24th, 6-8pm

825 Providence Road

Towson, MD

CVE's STEAM Expo is on March 24th. We hope that all families will join us for this fun filled family event. More information is coming soon!