Reading Without Walls Q2 Challenge: Congratulations Maryem Hamdouni!

Read a book about a CHARACTER who doesn’t look like you or live like you.

Maryem read “A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning ” by Lemony Snicket. The main characters are orphans placed in the care of an evil relative. The book reminded Maryem that “not everyone is as fortunate as you” - a great message in the true spirit of the Reading Without Walls Challenge.

Ask your child what day they visit the Lobo Library and remind them to check out a "Reading Without Walls" book!

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They did it again: Ms. Salazar's Class Wins Top Library Circulations!

Congratulations to Ms. Salazar's 3rd Grade Class for Top Library Circulations again in Q2!

Ms. Salazar's class was also the class with the most library circulations in Quarter 1!

Ask your child what day they visit the library and remind them to check out a new book or renew their existing book if they're still reading it.  

Why is reading every day so important?  It's the difference between reading 1,800,000 or 8,000 words per year!  

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4th Grade Reading Project: Wonder

4th grade reading project. All GCS 4th graders are currently reading Wonder by Raquel J. Palacio.

Thanks and love to @beehivekidsbooks @gonzales_pta and the Linda Wolf Literacy Fund for providing our students the opportunity to share the Wonder of reading. #gonzalesreads #readingwithoutwalls #choosekindness 

Want to help your child's teacher launch a Reading Project?  Click to learn how

April is School Library Month!

April is School Library Month!

A Big Thanks to PTA for their continued support of our school library!  The books ordered with our PTA funds have arrived and are already being checked out by students!

Donations? Yes, the Gonzales Library accepts donations of books! 

Our Library Trout are growing fast!  Stop into the library to see them before they head to their new home in the Pecos River on May 4

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The Trout are Here!

Our rainbow trout eggs arrived at Gonzales on January 27 and have already hatched into alevins (the second stage of their lifecycle).  Stop by the library to check on our trout or ask your students what they are observing.  The Trout in the Library program allows students the opportunity to learn about New Mexico rivers, ecosystems and the trout life cycle.  Learn more about trout and their environment on this interactive site from Trout Unlimited: http://www.streamexplorers.org/

Online Encyclopedia Britannica

Online Encyclopedia Britannica

Want to help at home with research projects?  Or help your students find accurate information?  

The internet brings huge amounts of information to your home computer, but not all of it is accurate or helpful or the right reading level for your student.  Help your students with school and personal research by directing them to get their information from trusted sources.  Gonzales students have access to the online Encyclopedia Britannica - a paid subscription service.  Features of this site include: 3 reading levels for articles, audio feature (article will be read aloud for student to listen to), easy citations, links, and printing.  Use the following information to log in:

http://school.eb.com/levels

Username: gonzcs    Password: learn     

Having trouble?  Come see Ms. McCabe for help!

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Book Fair, Trout Eggs and Circulations! Oh my!

Book Fair, Trout Eggs and Circulations!  Oh my!

Thanks to students, staff and families for supporting our Fall Book Fair!  

We had one of our most successful Book Fairs at Gonzales and raised $2,200!  These funds can be used to purchase new books and related materials for the library.  If you have a specific request get it to Ms. McCabe.

 

Trout Eggs!  

We will once again be raising Rainbow Trout in the library as part of the New Mexico Game and Fish “Trout in the Classroom” Program.  Our eggs are set to arrive from the Lisboa Springs Hatchery the week of January 16th.  

 

Congratulations to Ms. Romero’s 3rd grade class for having the most library circulations during the Fall Semester!  Each time a student returns, renews, or checks out a new book it counts as a circulation.  Ms. Romero’s class tops the school with 435 circulations for the Fall semester. 

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Summer Reading

Summer Reading

Summer is the time for fun, but don’t take a Summer Slide.

Research shows that students can lose ground academically over the summer - often called the Summer Slide - if they aren’t involved in some kind of learning activities. One easy way to avoid taking a Summer Slide is to keep reading over the summer. There are several reading challenges available over the summer that help make summer reading fun and can earn students prizes.

Read the GCS Library Digest May 2016 - Summer Reading Edition

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