Librarian update: Resources during school hiatus
Dear Cascadia students and families,
I hope you all stay safe and healthy! As most of you are aware, the Seattle Public Library is closed and books are harder to come by, but I would like to share a few sources with you to keep our students reading over break. Also, Seattle school librarians are currently working with the public librarians to see if we can offer some books to the public during the lunch distribution times. Stay tuned. In the meantime, please take advantage of the reading opportunities and resources below.
Optional Award Book Challenge Grades 3-5:
For grades 3-5, this is a great time to participate in the year-long challenge! Students should read at least 12 of the books (packet attached) and write a short reflection. I will host a root beer float party in the library for students that complete the challenge by the time we return to school.
Optional Award Book Challenge Grades 1-2:
In light of the school closure, I have created a 1 and 2nd grade challenge as well. Students should read all of the Otter Award Books https://www.wla.org/otter-award as well 4 other books of your choice. Hand in a short reflection on each book (2-3 sentences) to me when we return to earn a root beer float party in the library.
Just for Fun for all Cascadia Students, Family and Staff:
Similar to the Extreme Reader Challenge we did over winter break, I’ll be collecting photos of students reading over this break. Snap a picture of yourself reading in your favorite spot and email it to me (a cozy spot on the couch, snuggled next to your pet, on a park bench, anywhere!!). I will put together a slide show to display in the hallway when we return. This is entirely optional. #WhereIRead
Ebooks at our Cascadia Library:
We have a small selection of ebooks available through our school library. Please see the attached directions for accessing those. There are some good classics in there, including Little Women and The Call of the Wild!
Ebooks and Audio Books available at Seattle Public Library:
Please see the attached directions for downloading the Libby app and accessing these resources remotely for free. I use this all the time!!
Online Academic Resources:
There are so many online resources available to ALL Seattle Public School students, including keyboarding practice, Tumblbooks, the Encyclopedia and PebbleGo. Please take advantage of these. The login is studentsps and the password is access. https://www.seattleschools.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=627&pageId=15858
Office 365 and Student Portal:
Teachers may post lessons and resources online through Schoology. Students can access this through the student portal. All students should know their username and password, However, if they forget I can reset it. Only Librarians have been given access to do this from home so please just email me directly if you or your student is having a hard time logging in.