Library Announcements


Visiting Author-Eric Ode

posted Oct 27, 2017, 12:31 PM by Mary Richardson

We are very excited to announce that on Tuesday, November 14th we will welcome author, poet, and award-winning songwriter Eric Ode for K-4. Eric will also be spending time with 6th grade in a writer's workshop. If any family is interested in ordering books for autographing, forms have gone home or you may contact your child's teacher or Mrs. Richardson.
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Welcome back!

posted Aug 30, 2017, 2:27 AM by Mary Richardson

The library has many wonderful new additions this year: new paint and artwork, new bookcases, new materials, games, and kits and LOTS of new BOOKS! Come, check it out and be ready to tell me about anything new you have been reading.

Can't wait to see you!

Mrs. Richardson

Thank you and have a wonderful summer!

posted Jun 16, 2017, 6:56 AM by Mary Richardson

 A giant thank you to all of the wonderful students, parents and staff who have helped make the Library Media Center such an awesome place to be this year!  We hosted a book swap, a book fair (An extra big thank you to my volunteers who filled in for me!!), two authors and found great books we loved to read, friends to share and chat with, we colored and painted, built structures and mazes, dreamed and laughed and imagined. Enjoy a summer filled with new adventures, time to relax and some great reading! 
Mrs. Richardson

Keep a list of what you have read, bring it to me at the start of school and I will have a special treat for you. 

Book Fair Volunteers!

posted Apr 20, 2017, 10:54 AM by Mary Richardson

Thank you to the incredible team of book fair volunteers! This year was definitely one for the record books! I really and truly could not have done it without you since I was home with the flu for half the week! You made everything run smoothly and everyone had a chance to visit the fair and find some new books to read!! Thank you for makImage result for free images of reading booksing it happen for our kids!

Scholastic Book Fair

posted Apr 5, 2017, 6:25 AM by Mary Richardson

Image result for scholastic book fair imagesHurrah, Hurrah! It is that special time of year! It is time for our awesome Scholastic Book Fair!! The fair will run Monday 4/10 to Friday 4/14. We will have extended hours on Wednesday the 12th until 6pm if you would like to shop as a family. Students in grades 1-4 will be able to shop during their scheduled classes. Other classes will be scheduled to come at the discretion of their teacher. Remember all profits that we earn go toward programming and materials for our students.

PTA

posted Mar 22, 2017, 5:58 PM by Mary Richardson


PTA Needs Our Help! Leadership position available for next year.

The PTA is in need of a several key positions for next year.  Available positions are as follows:  Vice-President, Treasurer, Marketing Coordinator, and Technology Coordinator.  Many board members have older children, so we are looking for parents with younger children to to fill these roles.  Nominations are due by April 12th and elections will be held on May 10th.  The PTA is a great way to get involved and it's fun.  If you would like more information, please contact the PTA at chesteracademypta@gmail.com  

 

 

Winners Announced!

posted Feb 7, 2017, 11:51 AM by Mary Richardson

The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill is the 2017 Newbery Winner

Book cover image: Radiant ChildRadiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, illustrated and written by Javaka Steptoe is the 2017 Caldecott Winner

Books Are The Best!!

posted Dec 16, 2016, 5:00 AM by Mary Richardson

Looking for the perfect gift!?! Don't forget a new book or two to give your loved ones!
Support your independent booksellers too!


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Conference Day

posted Nov 7, 2016, 1:11 PM by Mary Richardson

Please feel free to stop by before or after your child's conference on Thursday, November 10th. I will be available from 8:20- 3:00 to answer any questions or to talk books!
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Our stats!

posted Oct 6, 2016, 8:02 AM by Mary Richardson   [ updated Mar 22, 2017, 5:57 PM ]

Our new school year is off to an awesome start!

We have already circulated over 2,000 books

and resources to students and staff!

Library classes in grades 1-4 have been working on the weekly routine: We begin each class by doing our “Library Restaurant Reading” which introduces new materials to students at their tables. At the beginning of each class students sit down and help themselves to something to read from the middle of the table (an appetizer). They can talk quietly and share with those at their table using quiet “restaurant” voices. When I am ready to start the lesson I say: “Make the cake” and the materials are stacked with the pencil box on top as the “frosting.”  

Our lessons in 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade will be all about our 10 Ladybug Book Award books until Thanksgiving. Students are listening to a story each week, discussing and recording their thoughts about the book on a special paper. They will use these papers to make an informed vote for their favorite the first week of December. Our votes will be tallied with the other student’s and a state-wide winner will be announced.

GENRE CHALLENGE: The 4th grade classes have been learning about the different GENRES (categories) of literature. I have challenged each of them to read and do a small project on a chapter book in each of the genres by April 1st. Those students who complete the challenge will earn a $10 gift certificate to the book fair in April. Last year I had 5 students earn their gift certificate but with the current enthusiasm I think we will have more earning this year.


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