Battle of the Bluebonnets 2017: Third Place!

K-1 Literacy Night 2017: S’more Reading Fun

Emily Arrow @ BookPeople – Saturday, February 4, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Six Flags Six Hour Reading Program 2017

The Six Flags Six Hour Reading Program has begun!  Students in grades K-5 are encouraged to participate in the Six Flags Six-Hour Read to Succeed Program running from NOW through WEDNESDAY, February 22nd.

Six Flags Fiesta Texas encourages students to read for six hours outside of their regularly assigned reading — to READ FOR FUN – and is happy to reward those students with a free ticket to Six Flags Fiesta Texas!  Forms will be distributed this week in Thursday Folders to all K-5 students.

Please read the front and back of the form, fill out as directed (including parents’ initials and signature) and return NO LATER THAN WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22nd to your child’s teacher.  The theme park tickets will arrive mid-May for those who participate. Get ready to READ, READ, READ!

If you need an additional copy, click on the form below to print out a PDF!

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5th Annual Unusual Reading Spot Contest – due April 21, 2017

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The England Library is so excited to host our fifth annual Unusual Reading Spot Contest!  Students enjoy having their picture taken while reading in an unusual place or pose and entering their picture in our school-wide contest.  Students might be found reading in a refrigerator, near an important landmark, in a basketball hoop, or any place your imagination takes you. Our students read EVERYWHERE!

In the photos, students should be visibly reading a bookand we should clearly be able to see the book cover (see examples above).  The 10 winning images will be enlarged to 12” x 16” for display in our England Library during the 2017-18 school year.

Who:  Any student attending England!  (Only one entry per student, however students are welcome and encouraged to include siblings in a joint photo!)

When:  from NOW until Friday, April 21, 2017

Contest Rules:  Participating students must turn in a 4” x 6” or 5” x 7” photo print on photo paper of their contest entry (sorry, entries cannot be emailed).  The submissions will be voted on by a panel of judges and the winning images will then need to provide a digital version of their image (please take the photo in the highest resolution your camera will allow) so that we may enlarge it for display in the library.  Please note that “camera-phone” photos will not be a high enough resolution to print in such an enlarged size for display in the library.  Additionally, please do not Photoshop or otherwise edit the photo in order to superimpose parts of the image – we want it to be as authentic of an image as possible.  Pick up a participation form in the library or download one below to attach to your contest entry picture.

Please note these additional guidelines:  Your book must “match” the unusual reading spot, and the cover of your book must be visible in the photo.

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Emily Arrow sings with PreK, K, and 1st graders!

To say our students have been a little excited to meet kid-lit-tunes musician Emily Arrow is an understatement! We’ve been reading books, singing her songs, and watching her YouTube videos for weeks now, and the day finally came for her to sing with us LIVE and IN PERSON from the Elsa England Cafeteria!!!!!!

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Thanks again to our fabulous PTA for sponsoring this amazing experience for our community!

Hello Hello, Emily Arrow, Hello!

Kindergarteners and 1st graders are very excited to meet Emily Arrow in a few weeks! Emily is a former elementary-school-music-teacher-turned-kidlit-singer/songwriter; writing and performing fabulous songs based on picture books!

You can watch many videos of her original songs on her Emily Arrow YouTube channel, and we are excited to offer the pre-sale opportunity to purchase a kazoo and/or a signed CD before her visit! Order forms will be sent home this week, and please return them by Wednesday, October 12th!

Thank you to our AWESOME PTA for funding and supporting this very special literacy-music visit from Emily Arrow!

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Check out Louise Loves Art and Hug Machine videos below:

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Louise Loves Art Song – Emily Arrow
Book by Kelly Light

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Hug Machine song – Emily Arrow
Book by Scott Campbell

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The Dot Song Motions Guide – Emily Arrow & Peter H. Reynolds

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BE A FRIEND Song by Emily Arrow
Book by Salina Yoon

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The Curious Garden Song – Emily Arrow & Peter Brown

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ARE WE THERE, YETI? Song – Emily Arrow & Ashlyn Anstee

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ISH Song Motions Guide – Emily Arrow & Peter H. Reynolds

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I Am Yoga Song – Emily Arrow
Book by Susan Verde, Art by Peter H. Reynolds

Book Fair: NEXT WEEK!!!!!

Calling all volunteers! Our Spring Scholastic Book Fair is quickly approaching and we need YOUR help! We begin setting up for our book fair on Friday, May 13th, and there are lots of opportunities for you to help make it a success.

Volunteers can help by setting up the fair, helping students write their wish lists, selling books and finally, packing up the fair. Please consider signing up for a shift! It is a fun volunteer opportunity!

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Our Online Fair is already running!
These books purchased will count toward our fundraising sales and will be shipped FREE, to the school, at the end of the Book Fair (and I will deliver them to your student)! This is a great way for grandparents to still shop for their students and benefit our library!
Visit http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/England!