The Book Fair is Coming

Books make great gifts. Since the holiday season is quickly approaching, consider giving the “gift of reading”.

Lincoln Elementary School will hosts its annual book fair beginning Thursday, October 22, 2015. The fair will be held in the school library during regular attendance hours. Parents are invited to attend the fair on Thursday, October 29, 2015 during Parent/Teacher Conference.

We will also host an online fair beginning Saturday, October 17, 2015 through Friday, October 30, 2015. To shop online, click here. Each purchase will help us reach our goal of 83,160 minutes of reading.

 

Get Ready to Read!

Now that the school year is upon us, it is important that students continue the practice of reading consistently. To assist students in their reading endeavors, the Lincoln Elementary School Library offers a broad range of reading materials designed to meet students’ interest levels as well as their academic needs.

Students are allowed to check out two books per week using their current Lincoln Elementary School ID cards. Students are encouraged to select books according to their AR reading levels and complete corresponding AR tests. Students are assessed a fine for lost or damaged books. In most cases, fines will cover the replacement cost of any book that has been damaged or unreturned.

Below are some recommendations from the American Library Association on helping teen students develop a greater love of reading. For more tips and recommendations, click here.

  • Lead by example: let your teen
    see you reading and visiting the
    library often
  •  Sharing books shows you care.
    Talk about what you read with
    your teen.
  • Keep plenty of books,
    graphic novels,
    magazines and
    newspapers around
    your home.
  • Empower your teens:
    let them select books that speak to
    their interests and hobbies.
  • Read stories, poems, graphic
    novels, magazines or books out
    loud together.
  • Make sure your teen has regular
    transportation to the library.
  • Provide a quiet space for reading
    in your home and set aside time
    each day for reading.
  • Give books or gift certificates to
    bookstores as gifts.
  • Listen to audio books when
    traveling.
  • Don’t forget that reading should be
    fun, as well as educational, for all
    ages. Let your teen choose some
    lighter reading that isn’t required
    for school

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo (5th of May) is a national holiday in Mexico. On that date in 1862 Mexican troops defeated invading French forces in a battle at Puebla, Mexico. This holiday is a festive celebration of the heritage of Mexican Americans. In many cities there are parades and events featuring Mexican culture, music, dancing, and food.

To learn more about Cinco De Mayo, check out these amazing books located in the school’s library:

Cinco de mayo : a Mexican holiday about unity and pride
Book Call #: 394.26972 GAR Garcia, James.
Proud heritage
Published 2003
Reading Level: 6.7 Interest Level: 3-6
Accelerated Reader® Level: 6.1 / 1.0 pts.

Cinco de Mayo
Book Call #: 394.26/SCH Schaefer, Lola M., 1950-
Holidays and celebrations
Published 2000
Reading Level: 1.8 Interest Level: K-3
Accelerated Reader® Level: 2.3 / 0.5 pts.

For fun learning activities, click here.

Black History Month

In honor of Black History, the library has compiled a list of famous African Americans who have made significant contributions to American history.   Use the links below to learn more about these great heroes and their contributions to our society.

Become a Super Reader!

According to

the US Department of Education, implementing a few quick reading activities can help children become better readers. Below are some suggestions for families to encourage reading at home.

For Babies (6 weeks to 1 year)

• Provide a comfortable place for story time
• Show your child the pictures in the books or story
• Change the tone of your voice as you read to show emotion and excitement
• Read to and/or with your child daily

For Toddlers (1 to 3 years)

All of the questions above, plus:
• Encourage your child to “pretend read,” joining in where he/she has memorized a word or phrase
• Ask questions and give your child enough time to think and answer
• Connect ideas in the book to things that are familiar to your child
• Let your child know how much you like his/her ideas and encourage him/her to tell me more
• Point out specific letters in the story, such as the first letter of your child’s name
For Preschoolers (3 and 4 years)
All of the questions above, plus:
• Help your child begin to identify sounds and letters in order to make letter-sound matches

For Kindergartners (5 years and older):

All of the questions above, plus:
• Let your child retell favorite stories to show that he/she knows how the story develops and what’s in it
• Make books and stories apart of your family discussions

Online Reading Resources for Kids:

Library of Congress “Kids Read
Storybook Online
Starfall Reading

Get Your Ticket to “Read”!

Lincoln Elementary School will host its annual book fair beginning Thursday, October 23, 2014 until Thursday, October 30, 2014. The fair will be held in the school library during regular school hours.  Parents are encouraged to support our reading initiative by helping us reach our goal, which is to sell 431 books. For every book sold, the library will be able to earn free books for our school collection. This means that our students will have more opportunities to read exciting stories throughout the school year!

On Thursday, October 30, 2014, the book fair will be open during Parent/Teacher Conferences. Please feel free to stop by the book fair in the library.

Online Book Fair

Our online book fair will begin on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 through Tuesday,  November 11, 2014.  During this time,  parents, teachers, and students will have the opportunity to purchase books directly through Scholastic via the Internet.  All purchases made through the following link will be credited to our school account and enable us to earn more books for our school library.

To make a purchase online, please click here.

 

 

 

Make Reading Count!

“There’s so much more to a book than just the reading.” – Maurice Sendak

Reading is a key that will allow you to unlock the doors of your imagination.  It allows you to access unlimited information about people, places, and events.  You are able to explore infinite worlds of possibilities.  Through books, you are able to learn about the past or  peer into the future!  

Check  out these titles and other GREAT books from your school or local library.  Then, let your imagination SOAR!

Notable titles for Early and/or Beginning Readers:

In this story, Benjamin Bear does some creative thinking when he tries to walk on water, build a house in the woods and shed his fleas, in this funny comic book style of tricks laughs.

 

Count the Monkeys by Mack Barnett
This is an interactive counting book that  invites readers to count 10 monkeys .  However, you can only count them if you can find them!
Notable titles for Juvenile and/or Middle Readers:

 

In this book a notorious game-maker named Luigi Lemoncello designs the town library and uses it to trap 12  kids inside.  Kyle and his friends are forced to stay in the game overnight  and won’t be free until they solve a series of puzzles.  If you like adventure, mysteries, or comedies- you will love this book.

 

Words with Wings by Nikki Grimes
Famous author and poet Nikki Grimes tells a wonderful story about a young girl named Gabriella who journeys from being a daydreamer to writer.  Her life transforms from problematic to great,  thanks to the intervention of an empathetic teacher.

 

Notable title(s) for YA Readers:
One Came Home by Amy Timberlake
In 1871 Wisconsin, a 13-year-old girl named Georgie tries to solve the mystery of her sister’s disappearance, pulling readers along on her journey of self-discovery. This book will make you laugh, cry, and celebrate Georgie as she learns the meaning of resilience.  This is a Newbery Honor Book!