Library

Elementary School South

Hey, happy campers! 

We are gearing up for another super exciting year in the library! I cannot wait for you to come in and see our newly genrified library and find new books and series to begin enjoying.   

Our first Book Fair of the year will be the week of September 23 - 27, 2019.  I will be recruiting parent volunteers!  If you would like to volunteer for setup and/or working the fair, please email me right away.

Kimberly Schultz, Librarian
kschultz@bhisd.net
(281) 576-2221 ext. 1507

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Library Rules and Procedures

Be sure to check your student's backpack each Tuesday for communication from school to parents.

1. Students have a scheduled library visit but will have various opportunities to visit the library before school and during Open Nest times.

2. Students in 3rd through 5th MAY be allowed to check out up to three books at the librarian's discretion. Second grade students may check out two books.

3. Books are due on the student's scheduled library day. If rechecking a book, students must have the book with them to recheck.

4. If a student is absent on his/her library day, books are rechecked for that student and will be due at their next scheduled library class.

5. While fines will not be charged at the elementary level this year, we must be diligent in returning books in a timely manner. Books may be renewed 3 times before it must be returned for the next reader on the list to check out.

Students returning all books each library visit will be permitted to check out the maximum number of books for his/her grade level.

6. Accidents do happen....But lost or damaged books must be paid for so we can replace that copy. Students may check out only one book until fees are paid. If the book is found after it has already been replaced, the book will become the student's property and no refund will be issued.

Library Schedule

Monday - Griffin, Cofresi, Romaine, Briscoe

Tuesday - Hutto, Dooley, Beharry, Malone, Pfitzner, Lankford

Wednesday - Scurria, Worthan, Hartrick, Grisham, Seal

Thursday - Sims, Warren, Dyer, Johnson, Carroll, Kondo

Friday - Cantu, Dagley, Perez, Bradshaw, Hatfield

 

Library Catalog

Reading Program

Barbers Hill Blue Eagle Reading Program

The Blue Eagle Program was a huge hit last year.   We had more participants read, enjoy and test on the 10 nominated titles so we hope that you will read along as the Blue Eagle Program continues this school year!

Mrs. Schultz and Ms. Johnson spent the spring of 2019 reading and evaluating new releases to include on the second annual Blue Eagle Nominee list.  We had a great time exploring new reads, but boy, it was a difficult task!  We narrowed it down to 10 incredible books that we believe our students will really enjoy reading!  Students will be challenged to read at least 3 of the 10 choices to be eligible to vote for their favorite title at the end of the year.  The librarians will share more with students in grades third through fifth and will also send a letter home which will include some annotation information about each novel so that families may become more familiar with the titles and authors.  
Please take a moment to look over this year's.

This year's nominee list can be found by clicking on the link below:

Blue Eagle Annotated List 2019-2020 (PDF)

 

2019 - 2020 Barbers Hill Elementary South winner....

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Links

Birthday Book Club

Join Our Birthday Book Club

Our Birthday Book Club is a great way that parents, grandparents, and friends may honor a special student on his/her birthday.

Birthday Book Club form and information in English and Spanish.

Birthday Book Club Form in English (PDF)
Birthday Book Club Form in Spanish (PDF)

 

Digital Resources

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Britannica School - Elementary 

Find articles, media, world atlas, learning games, geography explorer, learning zone, tour the USA, country comparisons, information on the animal kingdom and much more. Source citations available.

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Gale: National Geographic Kids

Find ebooks, magazines, videos, and pictures for information on animals, the environments, history, peoples and cultures, places, science and technology and more. Source citations available.

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Britannica Escolar - Spanish. 

Find articles, media, world atlas, learning games, geography explorer, learning zone, tour the USA, country comparisons, information on the animal kingdom and much more. Source citations available.

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Infobase: Learn360

New 6/15 - Find audio, video, images, articles, timelines, statistics, maps, science experiments and diagrams, and math.

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EBSCO - K-8 eBooks 

Download, print, and save thousands of eBooks.

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ProQuest: SIRS Discoverer

Find articles, media, maps, current events, nonfiction eBooks, pro/con issues. Browse by subject or perform basic and advanced searches. Source citations available.

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Gale: Kids Infobits

Find ebooks, magazines, newspaper articles, pictures, and reference content for information on current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more. Source citations available.

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Accelerated Reader

Accelerated Reader will have a whole NEW look at Elementary South this year!

Instead of earning individual prizes, students will conference with his/her reading teacher to establish an AR goal for each 6 weeks period and work to earn a much larger incentive.  Students will work to meet the goal with a 70% passing rate.  At the end of each grading period, Mrs. Schultz will monitor the goals and any student meeting the criteria (goal at 70% passing) will receive an invitation to a special event with Mrs. Schultz.  

Let the reading and testing begin...

AR testing will end on May 8, 2020, for this school year.  

Please continue to encourage your children to read and test!

 

Library Volunteers

Looking to volunteer? We would love to have you come in to the library to help!

Online Volunteer (Google Form)