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Library News!

Third grader Ava Truong read more than 30,000 minutes this summer to help STA become the BEST IN STATE again this year.  As a school we read more than 700,000 minutes, more than doubling our minutes last summer.

 

Article:  "What Happens to Your Body After You Start Reading a Book?"

https://ebookfriendly.com/what-happens-body-reading-book-infographic/what-happens-to-your-body-after-you-start-reading-a-book-infographic/

 

Row of books

 

Class Activities

 

Kindergarten and First graders will create stories through writing and drawing.

2nd graders will complete graphic organizers comparing three books by the same author and three books with the same theme.

3rd graders will work in groups, research using different media to create a power point on famous authors.  When completed they will give an oral report to their classmates.

4th graders will research, using biographies and the internet to create a power point on famous authors.  When completed they will give an oral report to their classmates.

5th graders will use nonfiction books, complete a graphic organizer, then use other media sources to complete a power point on famous people.  When completed they will give an oral report to their classmates.

AR Look Up

If you are interested in checking your child's AR progress, click on the following link.  Use your child's username and password.

 

AR Home Connect

 

Parents Guide to AR BookFinder

http://doc.renlearn.com/kmnet/R004037812GG7B98.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

Bio

I am presently the librarian , media specialist, after teaching many years in the Diocese of Wichita.  I began my career at St. Mary's in Derby before coming to St. Thomas Aquinas.  My first ten years I taught 2nd grade, then I taught  5th grade for about 15 years and then for 9 years I was delighted to be a part of the  Middle School.  I completed my Masters degree in 2012, in Library Science from Emporia State University.  I love working with all age students and the library is the perfect setting for me to do this.