Castleberry Elementary Library News

February 2014

Our Library Media Center!

We had a very busy January with classes working on many different projects. Kindergarten and 1st grade completed research during their class time and made posters to finish their projects. Be sure to check out some of the posters when you visit the Library Media Center.

The other grade levels were introduced to World Book online and practiced using it during the month. If anyone needs the username or password for our campus please see Ms. Hall. Remember this is a great resource for finding answers or conducting research with your students. http://www.worldbookonline.com/wb/Login?ed=wb&subacct=O3077

This month we have various books to celebrate Black History Month featured at the front of the library. Be sure to check these out!

Teachers:

Don't forget that each class will need to use the Library Media Center at least once each semester for a writing or research lesson that we collaborate on. If you have a great idea, please let me know so we can get it planned out!! Also, if you would like help with integrating technology apps in your classroom let me know. I am willing to try them out or introduce them with classes in the library.

Reading Programs

This year students will have several opportunities to participate in reading programs.

Book It! Begins October 1st for K-5 classrooms. Teachers have received the information and should be setting goals with their students to earn their free pizza.

Six Flags 6 Hour Reading Challenge: The challenge has started. Teachers can sign up at https://feedback.sixflags.com/rts/default.aspx . Each student who reads a least 6 hours between now and the March 3rd deadline will receive a free ticket to Six Flags in their last report card of the year.

Book Fair Coming soon!!

The first week of March will be our spring Scholastic Book Fair. Ms. Hall will be sending out notices and preview times in the next week. Be sure to check out the great titles to add to your classroom library.

Reading Olympics

First-Fifth Grade has begun the Reading Olympics program in the library. Each student will have the chance to read for various prizes and recognition by completing their Reading Olympics chart for Bronze, Silver, and Gold medals. I hope to see a lot of great reading taking place so we can all be Gold Medal Readers!! If you need the reading chart for your grade level or have any questions about the program, please let Ms. Hall know.

And the winner is......

Our Bluebonnet voting took place in the library at the end of January and our campus favorite was.....Whatever After: Fairest of All by Sarah Mlynowski. Soon we will know if our school picked the favorite book of all the students in grades 3-5 for this school year.