GFES Library Information
-More Than Just Books-
I am Casey Allsbrooks, GFES's Librarian. I am so happy to be back in elementary. I just began my 27th year in education, but my 9th year as a Librarian. I was an educator at the elementary level for 18 years teaching Kindergarten - 4th grades, as well as, serving as a Literacy Coach/Response to Intervention Specialist. Once I obtained my Library degree and certification, I spent 8 years as Boswell High School's librarian. I missed my little people, so I decided I must go back.
Adopt - a - Shelf : Library Assistant (5th graders)
Texas Library Association Reading Lists 2021-2022
Kinder - 2nd Grade
Check out the 2021 2x2 Book List! These are stories perfect for students from age 2 all the way to grade 2! I will be introducing these books to Kindergarten - 2nd grade in the next few weeks. They will have a tracking sheet to mark the books they have read or that have been read to them. Once the tracking sheet is complete, it can be turned in for a prize.
2021 Bluebonnet Books
Students have been introduced to these books by watching book trailers during Library time. Each student has a tracking sheet that will remain in the library to record which books he/she has read. Before placing a checkmark on the tracking sheet indicating the student has read the book, he/she will be asked questions about the book, as well as, required to provide a verbal summary (more practice on reading skills).
If students read at least 5 by January (unsure of date at this moment), then those students are eligible to vote in January 2022 for the Bluebonnet winner!
Battle of the Books
1. Act by Kayla Miller
2. The Best of Iggy by Annie Barrows
3. Black Brother, Black Brother by Jewell Parker Rhodes
4. The Canyon's Edge by Dusti Bowling
5. The Elephant's Girl by Celesta Rimington
6. The Incredibly Dead Pets of Rex Dexter by Aaron Reynolds
7. Our Friend Hedgehog: The Story of Us by Lauren Castillo
8. Scary Stories for Young Foxes by Christian McKay Heidicker
9. Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia
10. Words on Fire by Jennifer A. Nielsen
Use the library catalog to see if we have a book, ebook, or playaway your child is interested in. Students can place books and playaways on hold (although we haven't gone over how to do that, but will). I will get the items to the students as soon as possible. In order to place items on hold and access ebooks, students will need to use a username and password. Usernames and passwords are the student's 6 digit ID numbers for both fields.
I will be working with grades 2-5 using databases rather than Google. I am unable to post the usernames and passwords for databases. However, email me and ask for a specific database's login information, and I will respond as soon as I receive it.