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Union Chapel Elementary Library Media Center (k-5)

Fall News 2014

" The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." - Dr. Seuss

Reaching Reading Greatness with "Just Right" Books!

This year in the library we will be helping students with their books selection. Part of that job is teaching them what a "Just right" book is. Students will be learning how to select a books that is appropriate for their age and reading ability. We want them to select at least one book that is on their reading level. We do not limit how many books students may check out. Practicing self-selection is an important reading skill we want to help develop here at UC.

Goobling Up Good Books with the "Five Finger Rule"

Using the "Five Finger Rule":


1. Choose a book that you think you will enjoy.


2. Read the second page.


3. Hold up a finger for each word you are not sure of, or don't know.


4. If there are five or more words you did not know, you should choose a different book.

Technology Resources in the Library

Our computer lab has seen a face lift over the summer. Union Chapel now has a traveling computer lab! The lab has 35 new touch screen laptops that allows for more technology to be infused into the classrooms. The student resource page http://unionchapel.parkhill.k12.mo.us/about/computer_lab/websites_for_kids is a great way for student to practice grade level skills at home and in the library. The students below are learning about one of the great research tools we use in the library Kidrex.org. The students are practicing digital citizenship by safely searching for information.
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Marvelous Student Book Reviews

I love the book Pete the Cat! It's funny when he steps in blueberries. The song that goes along with this book is also great. I would recommend this book to any one who likes cats and funny stories. - Alex age 6


I really enjoyed reading the book Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief. This story is about a boy who discovers he is a demigod. His is the son of Poseidon and has powers he didn't even know existed. He goes to a camp where he trains to learn how to use his powers. Then Zeus' lighting is stolen. Percy has to use his powers to help prevent a war between the gods. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes fantasy writing and Greek mythology. - Samantha age 9

Building successful Futures, every student, every day

As always if you have any questions, comments, or concerns please contact me!


-Mrs. Tayler Lamparter