Castleberry Elementary Library News

November 2013

Our Library Media Center!

November is National Picture Book Month. Remember picture books are a great way to introduce a new concept with your class. If you are in need of a book, let me know and I will see if we can find it.

Don't forget our Book Fair is coming this month!! We will have the book fair in the library from November 18-22. Be sure to stock up on reading material before the Thanksgiving break or plan ahead and get some of your Christmas shopping done early!!


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 . 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.

Dallas Mavs Reading Challenge: Do you like to read? Do you want to win a prize? The Dallas Mavs would like you to join their challenge. If you read AT LEAST 2,000 minutes between October 7-December 6 you will receive a Dallas Mavs prize. The top overall reader from all the schools will receive an autographed Mavs jersey of his/her choice. If 100% of a class completes the challenge, they will be entered into a drawing to win tickets to a Dallas Mavericks basketball game!! I would love to see every class particpate with 100% reaching the 2,000 reading minute challenge.

Projects happening!!

The month of October brought a lot of extra classes to the library to work on various projects. Kindergarten had a great time learning about pumpkins and doing their research together. 2nd grade practiced their writing skills of making sure their stories have a beginning, middle, and end on our brainstorming tables. Be sure to check out the pictures of some of the classes working hard!