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Welcome back, Hughes Road Gators!
As you might expect, our library is going to run a little differently this year.
We are going to do our best to keep books in your hands in the safest way possible. The American Library Association (ALA) as well as the Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommend that books be quarantined for at least three days before returning to circulation. Hughes Road Library is ready for this challenge. The librarian will be visiting classrooms with "Books on a Cart" with instructions on how books will be checked out and returned in a safe manner during this pandemic. Remote learners will be allowed to request curbside pickup for books beginning the week of Sept. 21st. If you have selected to be a remote learner after September 14th, please visit the Curbside Pickup page for more information!
I look so forward to sharing good books with you and hope to see your smiling faces soon! Be sure to share what you are reading in our library's Google Classroom Flipgrid!
Bluebonnet Book Program
The Texas Bluebonnet Book program is sponsored by the Texas Library Association for grades 3-6. Each year a list of 20 new books from various genres is created. Registered schools can promote the books and participate in the statewide voting to choose a winner. Our Hughes Road list includes 15 of the 20 books, and students are offered three to explore the Bluebonnet books and earn rewards.
We voted January 31. Our winner is Shadow Weaver by MarcyKate Connolly.
The state winner is El Chupacabras by Adam Rubin.
See Mrs. Brown for additional information, lists of books and rules for any of the three opportunities.
Staff Bluebonnet Program
HRES staff can read all 20 books to earn a T-shirt. They enjoy reading current children's literature and discussing books with each other and the students.
FYI, the Texas Library Association creates book lists of various genres for several ages. Please visit their website and browse the READING LISTS section for lists and activities.
Texas 2x2 Reading Program
Kindergarten, first, and second grade ELA teachers are reading the 20 Texas 2x2 books, the Texas Library Association list for KG-2nd grade, to their classes. Each class will vote in May to choose a favorite at HRES. Classes reading all 20 will receive an ice cream sundae party.
Free Rewards for Reading!
Although he usually prefers nonfiction, third grader Aiden Nunez recommends the fiction Classroom 13 series by Honest Lee. He says the first chapter lets the reader know what the book is about, and the following chapters are about the individual characters. Aiden says these books are exciting and different from other books he has read.
Fiction or Nonfiction?
Kindergarten classes are studying the genres of fiction and nonfiction, learning to correctly identify the genre of a book by its characteristics. During a recent library story time to enforce this objective, we read The Dog Who Cried Wolf by Keiko Kazsa and then compared the characteristics of the story with a nonfiction book about wolves. Some of Mrs. Amber Semmlinger’s students are pictured here after learning about the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. and creating their own nonfiction writing.
Reader's theater is a way to involve students in reading aloud with the goals of enhancing and improving reading skills, comprehension, and confidence. Using only vocal expression without traditional theater sets or costumes, students "perform" by reading scripts created from books or stories. Pictured here are students from Mrs. Tarver's first grade class preparing for a classroom performance. Reader's theater scripts are available for many of our library books.
Since school began 10,491 books have circulated, and 560 classes have visited the library. Students also have access before school and any time during the day when classes are not scheduled.
The Last Kids on Earth and the Nightmare King
by Max Brallier
TOP GRAPHIC NOVEL:
Dog Man: The Brawl of the Wild
by Dav Pilkey
The Boo-Boos That Changed the World
by Barry Wittenstein
Game Changers: the Story of Venus and Serena Williams
by Lesa Cline-Ransome
I Will Take a Nap!
by Mo Willems
Mrs. Devin Tarver-first grade
Mrs. Chrissy Payne-2nd ELA
FREE BOOKS FOR FIRST GRADERS
On Friday, Febrary 21, the CCISD Retired Teachers Organization will visit HRES and present a new book to each first grader. We thank them for their generosity!
Our fall book fair was huge success with record breaking profit! Thank you to all who supported this library fundraiser. Profits are used for new books and materials and to fund reading initiatives.
The spring book fair will be April 20-24, 2020.
We will be open during the Math/ELA Family Nights April 22 and 23.
Classroom and grade bees occurred in December. The school bee was held January 14th. Our school champion is fourth grader Trinity Smith. Second place went to Abesira Daniel, also a fourth grader, and the third place winner is second grader Senai Daniel. Trinity advanced to the District Spelling Bee which was January 28 in Friendswood. She placed FOURTH!
On February 7 we surprised Trinity during her lunch with singing, dancing, and cheers performed by teachers and our student council. She chose 4 friends to eat lunch with her on the stage at a decorated table.
WE ARE PROUD OF YOU, TRINITY!!
Due to growing interest in Makerspace, we have added additional morning student helpers. (L to R) Brooklyn Beohm, Brendan Dunn, Corbin Hebert, Aubrey Jackson, Cassidy Robertson, and Abesira Daniel (all 4th graders) volunteer their time before school to assist students in the Makerspace lab. They display their knowledge and are very helpful with the younger children. Mrs. Lisa Brown and Mrs. Bowen really appreciate their help!
New materials for younger students were recently purchased. The lab is open 8:15-9:00 to third grade on Tuesdays, second grade on Wednesdays, and first grade on Thursdays. Students must get passes from the home room teachers.
Fourth graders visit during their specials rotation and receive instruction from Mr. Brian Hopkins.
Use this link for additional information about HRES Makerspace.
Ms. Rosaelia Galvan joined our staff this year as a pre-k teacher. She is a graduate of UHCL, where she earned a master's degree in Early Childhood Education. This is her 13th year of teaching. An avid reader, Ms. Galvan is a member of our Staff Bluebonnet reading program. When asked what were her favorite books as a child, she quickly replied all of Bernard Waber's stories about Lyle the Crocodile and all of the Amelia Bedelia books by Peggy Parish. Ms. Galvan's enthusiasm about teaching and reading is obvious to her students and coworkers! She also assists with the yearbook and is involved in numerous campus activities.
Kindness in the Library
As part of their celebration of Kindness Week, Ms. McGee's kindergarten class wrote kind and positive notes which they brought to their library story time. After listening to Love Monster and the Last Chocolate by Rachel Bright, a story about being kind and thinking of others, they placed each note in a library book for other students to find and enjoy. Mrs. Bowen is looking forward to watching other students discover the surprise notes!
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