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Summer Reading 2020
Enjoy some reading this summer in order to prepare you for your next grade level this fall. You are required to read 4 books this summer. This packet contains an information letter, suggested authors for all grade levels, links to reading and math databases along with a reading log for you to keep track of your reading progress. User Names & Passwords are posted Google Classroom pages. If you would like to print your own reading log from the packet, use the link below to make your own copy. Please participate in the Summer Reading programs at Nyack and/or Valley Cottage libraries. Information on how to do so is on this web page.
Email Librarian for list of UN/PW for home use for all resources.
Greetings to my Students,
Congratulations to our 5th grade graduates. Good luck at Nyack Middle School.
Everyone have a safe, healthy, awesome summer and please don't forget to READ! See you in September.
Love from your Book Buddy, Mrs. Travers
Read ebooks for free. Fiction and non-fiction. Thousands of books to choose from to read on any device.
The school name should be: New York reads UN: read PW: books
March into Reading Winner 2020It took longer than March Madness, but our March into Reading tournament has crowned a new winner!
Project of the Week: Rock Picture Frame or Picture
Enjoy these rock-solid crafts for Father's Day. Create a Rock frame on a sturdy rectangle of posterboard. Use a white glue to glue down rocks around your picture you created. For rock picture, gather two rock and make you and dad. Make for grandpas. uncles or someone special in your family.
(This will take you to Worldbook Kids, click on Worldbook products in lower left corner, then click ebooks.
Email Librarian for list of UN/PW for home use for all Ebooks or check your Google classroom page for list.
♥ Student Work Corner ♥
Teddy and Sofia show off their eggs-cellent good eggs. Aubrey show us it's not a box, it's a house. Sofia shows us Gerald and Piggie having a band. Silas, Lucy and Jayda answer research questions through Google slides, Valentina shows us Huggie and Stick on an adventure and Lyla shows us her game to learn about the VCES library webpages.
Want your work on the library web page? Email me with something you are proud to show off from our lessons. The more colorful, the better!
Help! I'm Bored!
What can I do?
- •Join the Google library classroom using code auqt33d. Check it frequently for more activities. This classroom is for all grades, and will have some fun things to do this summer.
- Complete the reading bingo card on the Library Classroom Activity page.
- Check out the Elementary Resources box on this web page for Brain Pop, World Book, Book Flix and more. Email Mrs. Travers if you need user names and passwords. email@example.com
- Go to an author or illustrator's website and hear them read, create crafts and play games. There are some links on the Library Classroom Page. Mo Willems, James Dean of Pete the Cat fame, Dan Gutman,author of My Weird School, Doreen Cronin, author of Click, Clack Moo and Dr. Seuss have wonderful interactive web sites.
- What a Character! Can you make a toilet paper roll book character? Take a toilet paper roll and using paper, markers, crayons, gluestick, or whatever you have on have on hand to create a book character. Send a picture to firstname.lastname@example.org Character pictures will be displayed on this website. Be sure and include your name, grade, teacher and the name of your book character. This challenge is for all grades!
Complete any of the reading challenges on this list, the webpage or the Google classroom pages. You can bring to school when we get back or email me a picture.
- Write down how many books you think are in the Valley Cottage School Library. Email Mrs. Travers with you answer. (Hint: it is more than 1000 an less than 100,000!)
- Go to the ebook section on this web page and read an ebook. Email Mrs. Travers if you need user names and passwords.
- We all know the story of the big, bad wolf and those three little pigs! Can you build a house the big, bad wolf won't blow down? Use Legos, cardboard, Popsicle sticks--whatever you have at home for your house construction. Send Mrs. Travers pictures of your home creations at email@example.com House pictures will be displayed on this web page. Be sure and include your name, grade and teacher on your picture. This reading challenge is for all grades.
- Visit the public library sites on this web page. Many have things to do on and offline for kids. Some are even having virtual storytimes. Check with a parents on how to view.
- Try Hoopla and Overdrive from the public library sites. You can navigate to both Nyack and Valley Cottage libraries on the boxes below. All you need is your library card number and you can check out books, movies, and more online.
Greetings from the School Library Media Center
Our goal is to get students to learn about the library while developing a love of reading and literature. Your child will come to the library once a week. Students will enjoy books and reading through storytelling, read-alouds, booktalks, and literary activities. We will learn to conduct research and utilize resources in print and online, practicing digital safety and learning about their digital footprint. Our library curriculum supports the New Generation Standards in order to ensure that all students can become life-long readers as we promote literacy.
Please be sure your child has their book on their library day. Children in Kindergarten through 2nd grade may borrow one book per week. Children in grades 3-5 may borrow two books per week. If your child still needs more time to read their book, they need to bring it back to be renewed. If a book is lost or damaged, we will contact you with an overdue sheet with instructions for a replacement.
Please do not hesitate to contact the Librarian, Carolyn Travers with any questions or concerns.
Your Book Buddy,
How to join a Google classroom:
--Student needs to be logged into their Google account.
--Next to their picture or icon on the far right is a waffle or tic-tac-toe box, click on it
--You will see a blackboard and under it the word classroom, click on it
--Look for the plus sign in the far right next to waffle, click on it
--Hit join class and a box will come up to enter the code. Code for all students classroom page is auqt33d
--Private classroom grade codes were emailed to students/parents. If you need the code email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org