Hour of Code 2018

The Hour of Code™ learning event officially takes place during Computer Science in Education Week Dec. 3rd-7th 2018. “The ‘Hour of Code™’ is a nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week [csedweek.org] and Code.org [code.org] to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming.” Check out these video introductions. More resources and tutorials can be found at the bottom of … Continue reading Hour of Code 2018

SPL Global Reading Challenge poster with book covers

Global Reading Challenge 2018-2019

Explore the books! Get the Permission from here! (.pdf)(Due Nov. 13th) This year, Decatur’s 4th and 5th graders have the option to participate in the Global Reading Challenge sponsored by Seattle Public Library! 4th and 5th grade students have already been introduced to the GRC when their class came to the library. In order to participate, students must return a permission form to the Decatur … Continue reading Global Reading Challenge 2018-2019

Peter Lerangis – Author Visit

The author, Peter Lerangis, will be speaking to 3rd-5th graders this month (9/26) as the 2nd book in his Max Tilt series was published this summer. You will take a little time today to explore his books and then answer a few survey questions. As you are learning about his books, think about what questions you might have for the author. 1. Choose ONE of … Continue reading Peter Lerangis – Author Visit

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Book Fair! May 10, 2018 6:30-7:30 pm

Book Fair -One Night Only- 5/10! Where: Decatur Elementary Library Partner: Phinney Books http://www.phinneybooks.com/ When:  Thursday, May 10th (Open House Night!) Open: 5:30pm-7:30pm I am excited to partner with a local bookstore, Phinney Books, this year for our book fair! The Decatur library receives a percentage of sales in bookstore credit, which is integral to keeping those new releases stocked in our library! Since you will … Continue reading Book Fair! May 10, 2018 6:30-7:30 pm

Soda Float 2018 image of nominees

It’s Time to Vote! 4th and 5th YRCA/Sasquatch/Towner Awards!

If you are in 4th or 5th grade, you may vote for your favorite book on the Young Reader’s Choice and Sasquatch lists!  You must have read at least TWO books from each list to vote. Voting closes on April 15th. The deadline for the Soda Float challenge of reading 6 books (at least 3 new ones) is Monday, April 30th, there is still time to … Continue reading It’s Time to Vote! 4th and 5th YRCA/Sasquatch/Towner Awards!