Armadillo Readers’ Choice Winner 2017

Kindergarten, First Grade and Second Grade students read all 10 Armadillo Readers’ Choice books in the library this year, and last week, each student cast their vote on a Google form! It was exciting to see how each class and each grade level voted!

Kindergarten students chose Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise by Sean Taylor as their favorite.

First Grade students had a tie between Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise by Sean Taylor and Glow: Animals with Their Own Night-lights by W.H. Beck as their favorite.

Second Grade students chose Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise by Sean Taylor as their favorite.

Here are the grand totals for ALL of our England Elementary Voters:

I am so proud of all of our Armadillo Readers’ Choice voters this year!

Armadillo Award Committee Selection Day

Giveaway #7 – Princess and the Pig (7/14 – 7/20)

UPDATE:  Nithila K. in 2nd Grade is the winner of the free copy of The Princess and the Pig!  Congratulations, Nithila!  You can pick up your prize book in the library when school starts in August! hooray-its-time-for-a-giveaway2

YOU can win a free copy of The Princess and the Pig! This book was one of our Armadillo Readers’ Choice favorites among kindergartners, first graders, and second graders this year.

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While you are waiting to hear about the giveaway, click on the video below to watch a book trailer for The Princess and The Pig:

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Here’s how to enter this giveaway:

1.  Visit the England Library blog between now and when the contest closes (Sunday evening, July 20th).

2.  Write a comment on THIS post.  Your comment should include your FIRST NAMELAST INITIAL, what GRADE you’re going to be in NEXT year, and a message for Mrs. Kupersztoch!  Do not leave any other personal information in your comment!  Do not post your e-mail address. Only one entry per student will be accepted, and only England Elementary students are eligible to participate.  Every comment has to be approved in order to appear on the website, so if you don’t see your comment right away, don’t worry!

3.  After the contest closes, I will choose a comment at random and that student will receive the giveaway prize!  The winner will be announced as an update at the top of this post and the prize book will be waiting for the winning student in August!

Armadillo Readers’ Choice Winner 2014

Kindergarten, First Grade and Second Grade students read all 10 Armadillo Readers’ Choice books in the library this year, and last week, each student cast their vote using our SMART Response digital remote devices!

It was exciting to see how each class and each grade level voted!

Kindergarten students chose The Watcher by Jeanette Winter as their favorite.

First Grade students chose The Incredible Life of Balto by Meghan McCarthy as their favorite.

Second Grade students had a tie between Dog Loves Drawing by Louise Yates and The Watcher by Jeanette Winter as their favorite.

Here are the grand totals for ALL of our England Elementary Voters:

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I am so proud of all of our Armadillo Readers’ Choice voters this year!

Harnessing the Power of Reading

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This week, our Kindergarten, First, and Second graders are reading William Kamkwamba’s inspiring story, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind about a boy with big dreams who built a windmill from junkyard scraps in order to help his village generate electricity. This book is one of our Armadillo Readers’ Choice nominees for this year.

Check out one or more of the videos below to hear more about William’s story!