Because we know how important it is for kids to get an early start reading, parents of students in Pre-K, Kindergarten, First, and Second grade can check out a book from our school library. This is in addition to any book your child checks out. Stop by anytime between 7:20 AM and 8:30 AM, or if that isn't possible,each timeyou want to check out a book, send a note with your child and we'll check out a book to send home. To save time, you can download a preprinted note that you will just need to sign and date.
From the Destiny Online Catalog link on our homepage you can access Destiny Discover, which contains our e-books.ALL students are required to have a username and password. A shared username and password may be used by any student, PK - 5th grade. Shared username: ss Shared password: reader
Unique usernames and passwords allow students to check out the book as well as download it to read offline. Students in grades 3 - 5 have this ability. Second graders will do this beginning the second semester. Unique usernames for students are usually the student's last name, followed by the first letter of their first name. The password will be the student's library number. E-mail Mrs. Ayers if you need this information. Learn more about the Ebooks here.
Remember, just because your child is reading independently, that is no reason to quit reading aloud. Jim Trelease, author of The Read Aloud Handbook, now in its 7th edition, says, "One factor hidden in the decline of students’ recreational reading is that it coincides with a decline in the amount of time adults read to them."
Need additional read-aloud resources? Our school subscribes to Tumblebooks. Your child may listen to books read aloud, while phrases are highlighted as they are read. Click on the Tumblebooks logo to go the Tumblebooks web site.
Reading Rockets is for parents and educators who are looking for ways to encourage children to read. This national multimedia initiative includes a PBS program by the same name.