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Be on the lookout for volunteer opportunities in the library this year. I am so excited to welcome volunteers back in. If you are interested in coming into the library to help shelve books, work the book fairs, or help students check out books, please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In Kindergarten, we focus on the basic library skills such as:
- book care – how to properly take care of your library books
- using a shelf marker
- how to check out your library books and when to return them
- difference between fiction and nonfiction
- What is a fairy tale and its components
In first grade we will focus on expanding our library skills:
- book care
- using a shelf marker
- how the shelves in the Everybody section are layed out
- how books are arranged in the library (using the author’s last name)
- We will also focus on different authors throughout the year!
In second grade we will focus on:
- what is a genre
- characteristics of several genres along with examples of each (traditional literature, historical fiction, etc.)
- how to use our online catalog to find books
In third grade we will focus on the Bluebonnet Books. This award is given each year to one book that exemplifies great literature. It is voted on by 3rd through 6th graders throughout the state of Texas. In order to vote, a student has to read five or more of the twenty choices and log them on the sheet that I will give out at the beginning of school.
In fourth grade we will focus on the Bluebonnet Books. This award is given each year to one book that exemplifies great literature. It is voted on by 3rd through 6th graders throughout the state of Texas. In order to vote, a student has to read five or more of the twenty choices and log them on the sheet that I will give out at the beginning of school.
Texas Bluebonnet Award:
A list of 20 books chosen by Texas librarians for grades 3-6. Each student who reads at least five of the books before the middle of January will be able to vote for their favorite!
Texas 2×2 Award:
A list of 20 books recommended for children age 2 through grade 2.
An award given by the American Library Association to the most distinguished illustrated American book.
An award given by the American Library Association for the best contribution in American literature for children.
Be on the lookout for information regarding book fairs for this school year. Dates are tentative and will be released once they are confirmed.
Each month during library time, those students who are signed up for Birthday Book Club will get to choose a new book and receive a pencil and bookmark.Â The book is to be brought back to school after your child is done reading it but the pencil and bookmark are his/hers to keep. They will be the first to check out that book and have a personalized name plate in it.
If you are interested in having your child participate in the Birthday Book Club be looking for the flyer going home or go to the link below. I ask for a $20 donation to participate. This can only be done through SchoolCashOnline (see flyer for details).
Thank you for all your support of this program over the last few years!! Not only have there been hundreds of new books added to our library by the kids LOVE it!!
Birthday Book Club Beginning year flyer 2023-2024pdf
If you use assistive technology and experience difficulty accessing the document, please contact the school librarian.
Norman Bridwell (Clifford books)
Brian Jacques (Redwall series)
Mary Pope Osborne (Magic Tree House Series)
Tedd Arnold (Fly Guy books)
J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter books)
Marc Brown (Arthur books)
Susan Stevens Crummel
Dav Pilkey (Captain Underpants books)
Junie B. Jones
Megan McDonald (Judy Moody series)
Rick Riordan (Lightning Thief series)
39 clues series (different authors for each book)
Your child has access to many valuable and reliable resources. Have your student log into the Conroe ISD SSO portal and browse the many programs available there. Your student can also access his/her account in Destiny. This is the library catalog used at school. You can see what books are checked out, put books on hold (3rd/4th graders), and view the amount a book costs if it needs to be replaced.
Click here to use some of the research subscriptions and websites available to Bust Bobcats!
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I am very excited to be the library media specialist at Bush Elementary! I graduated from Texas A&M and taught 9 years in third grade (4 of which were at Bush). While in the classroom I went back to get my Master’s degree in library science.This is my 12th year in the library and I think I have the best job in the whole school!
I have been married for 20 years and have two boys (one in sixth grade and one in fourth grade this year). I love to watch movies, travel, play games (I’m a bit on the competitive side), spend time with my family and of course READ!!