Angela Emerson
Happy 2nd semester (as of Monday, January 31st)!

Fun things happening:
Reading Bingo continues! Congratulations to the first bingo won by a student in 4th grade, and the next two bingos won by two students in 2nd grade! I couldn't be more proud of the effort put forth by some of these kids. (Names kept off the web page for safety purposes - you know who you are!)

Something new for fun: Most people are familiar with the phrase, don't judge a book by its cover. This thought has led to Unwrap a Read. This is generally best suited for grades 3rd and up, but open to anyone with an AR range on the book. These books are suitable for boys or girls, and are not the typical class favorites like Dork Diaries or Dog Man type books. These are chapter books, and if students open one, they are expected to check it out and give it a fair shot... and who knows - they might find a surprise.

Dr Seuss week is coming up in March! This will bring the return of the hunt for Thing 1 and Thing 2! Can't wait to see where those little guys are hiding this year!

You can find our school library at under the library name LOLibrary. No password is required. You are welcome to browse our books and place a hold for your children. The item will be pulled for them and given to them on their next library day, as long as their current books are returned. 

*PLEASE NOTE: We are no longer a SELCO library. The children must return their books to the school library, not the public library.

Happy New Year!

Chapter book for 4th grade:
AR level: 4.4
The 4th grade is currently being read to from the book, "Last in a Long Line of Rebels" by Lisa Lewis Tyre. Description: Lou and her friend Benzer prayed for an exciting summer, but they got more than they bargained for--after all, exciting can mean a lot of different things. When they overhear the county's plans to take her house, Lou's determined to save it by uncovering the mystery of a stash of stolen Civil War gold, and hopes her great-great-great grandmother's newly found secret diary can help. But Lou discovers her relatives run the gamut of rebels, rapscallions, and even a bona fide hero; and she soon learns that we can never truly leave our past behind.

December Top 5 Checkouts:
(not counting class reads)

1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel
2. I Survived the Galveston Hurricane, 1900
3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever
5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

Library Days:
Monday - 2nd grade
Tuesday - 3rd and 4th grade
Wednesday - 6th grade
Thursday - 1st and 5th grade
Friday - Kindergarten

New arrivals! Thanks to the $500 grant from Operation RoundUp, we were able to buy several new books, some newly released! These are among some that we bought and if you're curious about all we bought, search "Operation RoundUp grant - 2021" on our library in Library World. Thank you to Operation RoundUp for helping our kids keep reading!

Angela Emerson