Hutsell Elementary Library
November / December 2015 Edition
Authors & Illustrator visits
On November 16, illustrator Steve Harpster delighted students in 2nd - 5th grade with his drawing lessons. Our Hutsell Hornets had the best time drawing several characters including animals, aliens and monsters during Harpster's 50-minute presentations. Thank you Ms. Simon for previewing the drawing books and techniques with our students prior to the presentation!
Class Acts Tour
Jerry A. White and Annabeth Bondor Stone signed posters for our library!
Drawing with Steve!
Mrs. Cox and Mrs. Massey were very attentive during Steve Harpster's presentation, here is their artwork!
Posters for Hutsell
Steve drew these two posters in less than 5 minutes!
Our school and community
The Wellness for Growth Foundation has been offering classes to Hispanic women in our school's Parent Center since September. We celebrated the end of the courses in our library on Friday, December 4. The foundation's mission is to "Empower low-income Hispanic women through integral wellness education and skills for economic growth to improve their own and their families' well being." The graduation ceremony was beautiful!
We look forward to more community events that help men and women learn skills that will improve their lives in many ways!
Our Hornets wrote over 5.300 lines of code during this week. We had many students showing interest in continuing to learn about programming! For more information on how to learn to write code, visit Hour of Code to watch tutorials about programming and the opportunities that are available for anyone who wants to learn this skill.
Library Reading Programs
Reading program in numbers:
We have also received over 100 2x2 reading logs from our 2nd graders. We're very excited
to see our students come to announcements on a weekly basis to receive their library tags.
Many of the students are using iPads and computers to create digital projects for their tags. Way to go Hornets!
Upcoming reading program:
Think Snow for Kinder & 1st grades : January
We celebrate our Hornets' birthdays with books!
The forms can be found here: Buzz's Birthday Book Club
Important library dates:
December 14-17: Check out week for Kinder - 5th grade. Reserve a spot for your class using this link: http://goo.gl/forms/Hr2AtVUsd3
December 17: Polar Express movie tradition
January 5 - 8: Check out week for Kinder - 5th grade.
January 11 - 15: Library lessons for 3rd - 5th grade
January 19 - 22: Library lessons for Kinder - 2nd grade
January 25 - 29: Library lessons for 3rd - 5th grade