February is I LOVE to READ Month!

Crest View’s Book Blog!
Crest View has a Book Blog and it is our GOAL to have 600 posts made during the month of February!  Students will post book reviews throughout the month during their reading time in class. We also encourage families to post from home and to visit the blog for reading ideas for your family!  There will be book and popcorn prizes awarded to the family member that posts the most, the staff member that posts the most, and the class that posts the most.  Please email your reading response to thompsonholly.cvbooks@blogspot.com. Each post should have:
Head: What did you THINK about the book?
Heart: How did the book make you feel?
Hands: What will you do with this? Recommend it? Change something in your life?

Bookmark Contest
Students will be asked to draw bookmarks. Several will be voted on by our 5th grade students to copy for the whole school to use during I love to read month.

Extra Book Check Outs
Students will be able to check out an extra book all month!

Scholastic Bookfair
Purchase books in our pop-up Scholastic Book Store. We will be open during parent/teacher conferences 2/7, 2/9 & 2/15. 

Rolls and Reading
Stop in the media center on Wednesday, February 15 to shop for books or pick up some reading at home tips and then join your student for cinnamon rolls and coffee in the café at 8:30. Funded by Title 1.
Camp Read A Lot
Students will be invited to read in the library with a special camping theme. Guest readers will be featured!

Dress as your Favorite Storybook Character
Come to school in costume!

Drop Everything and READ
Students will be carrying a book with them all day for surprise announcements to stop whatever they are doing to READ!

If you have questions or would like to be a guest reader in Camp Read-A Lot, please contact Holly Thompson, Library Media Specialist at thompsonholly@district279.org or 763-561-5165

4th and 5th grade iPad Protection Plan Instructions

All of our 4th and 5th grade students have been issued an iPad to use for learning during the school day.  Every family needs to fill out the agreement and insurance information in Fee Pay before October 24th.  There are instructions on what to do at this link.  If you have questions, please email or call me.  We are excited to have these devices for our students!  Thanks for your help in completing this form.

Holly Thompson
Library Media Specialist

It's Been a Great 1st Month!!

It’s been such a fun month in the library!  Students have been checking out books and enjoying the ambiance of the library for reading.  We have just started learning our library routines and check out procedures. However, we mostly have been enjoying great books together.  Story time has included The Frog Prince, Dinosaur vs. the Library, Don’t Let a Ghost Borrow Your Library Book, We’re Going on a Book Hunt, The Librarian From the Black Lagoon, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, and Little Red Riding Hood.  I have enjoyed reading with everyone! I hope our students are enjoying books at home too!