285 Bluebonnet Voters Cast Their Votes…

285 excited 3rd, 4th, & 5th grade students voted for their favorite 2016-17 Texas Bluebonnet Award Book in the England Library today! We can’t wait to find out the winner!

 

Preparing to meet Author-Illustrator Nathan Hale

Our Fourth and Fifth graders are very excited to meet Author-Illustrator Nathan Hale in a few weeks! Learn more about Mr. Hale and his hilarious, historically-accurate books in the Google Slides presentation below, which was presented to 4th & 5th graders last week.
{Note: Mr. Hale has many more works to his name than what is featured in the presentation below!
Read more about his work here.}

Order Forms are due THIS Friday, January 27th!

Click the order form below to download a copy!

Click below to watch his video on War Hats!

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!

Author Aaron Reynolds visits 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders!

We were beyond grateful to meet dynamic and energetic author Aaron Reynolds when he visited our 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade students yesterday!  WOW – his passion, excitement, & positive attitude filled our library and students left his visit feeling sad it was over, but energized with passion and excitement!

Thank you, Aaron, for a phenomenal visit!!!!

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Thanks again to our fabulous PTA for sponsoring this amazing Author Visit that our students won’t soon forget!