Knowles Library Learnings
From Mrs. Sharp, Your Librarian
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Fall Book Fair
Wednesday, November 12th: Book Fair Set Up (Library is closed)
Thursday, November 13th and Friday, November 14th: Book Fair Preview
(Students will preview during their specials time)
Monday, November 17th through Friday, November 21st: Book Fair Shopping!
(Book Fair will close at 12:00 noon on Friday)
Book Fair FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
Q: How will Mrs. Sharp have a book fair AND teach during Specials time?
A: In order to successfully run the book fair, Mrs. Walters, our counselor, will be taking over my classes so she can share important information with students on Career and College Readiness. Instead of reporting to the library, the group that is scheduled to go that day will meet in the computer lab. Be sure to listen to announcements for specific information each day.
Q: How long does the book fair last?
A: Book Fair shopping will be all week! The book fair will open at 7:30 am on Monday, November 17th and close at noon on Friday, November 21st
Q: When will my students preview the fair?
A: They are watching a video provided by Scholastic in the library first and then they will preview during their Specials time on Thursday, November 13th (A, B, and C groups) and Friday, November 14th (D, E, and F groups).
Q: What do you do with the money you raise?
A: Buy more books for the library! The library budget took a 30% cut this year, so the book fair will help make up for that.
Q: What if my students don't bring money on our designated book fair shopping day?
A: Send them between 8:00 am and 8:30 am or 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm on the day they do bring money! Open shopping is during this time.
Q: Is there a time when I can come look at the book fair without my students and make out a wishlist?
A: YES! Come after school on Thursday, November 13th! There will be snacks and door prizes (two $15 gift certificates) for those who stop by.
Q: Can students shop online?
A: Yep! Visit our online fair here! The online fair is already open for shopping and closes on November 28th. Online orders will be delivered to our school with free shipping.
Q: Can students shop after school?
A: Students can come with their parents between 2:30 pm and 3:30 pm. OR- they can come to the Book Fair Late Night on November 19th! See the info below about it.
Q: Will students or teachers be able to check out books during the book fair?
A: Students will not, no. Teachers may request books on an emergency basis, but the book cases and set up of the book fair make it difficult to get to most of the book shelves.
Books Before Bedtime
Wednesday, Nov. 19th, 5:30-7pm
Knowles Elementary, 2101 Cougar Country Drive, Cedar Park, TX 78613
Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade
Good Fit Books
1st graders search for good-fit books in the non-fiction section
Kindergarten students built monsters during the week of Halloween
A first grader is enjoying time to read a good book during library centers
3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade
In the library we can...
- Explore research databases (PebbleGo, Destiny Catalog, CultureGrams)
- Identify appropriate digital tools and resources, matching them to our purpose
- Become familiar with Destiny Quest, a literacy tool
- Assist others or request help from peers when using technology
- Identify fiction genres
- Help maintain the library by adopting a shelf
Build Your Wild Self
Students created their "wild" self using a digital tool created by the New York Zoo
Students help one another to use the computers in the library. Each class has a "tech" that is the technology assistant for the day.
Book Fair Castle
4th graders worked together to design a castle to decorate for our Fall Book Fair