2017 Book Fair and Dress Like a Book Character Day!

We are partnering with the University Book Store for our book fair!  A percentage of the sales goes back to supporting the library to purchase new books for the collection.  Students will have an opportunity to browse the book fair during their library time or another scheduled time  (Fri classes) where they create wish lists to bring home and discuss with their families about purchasing … Continue reading 2017 Book Fair and Dress Like a Book Character Day!

Hour of Code™ 2016

During their library time, students in all classes will be working their way through various computer programming tutorials for the month of December. The Hour of Code™ learning event officially takes place during Computer Science Week Dec. 5th-11th, 2016.  “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 … Continue reading Hour of Code™ 2016

Global Reading Challenge 2016-2017

See the books! Get the permission form! (Due Nov. 15th) This year, Cascadia’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 will be introduced to the Global Reading Challenge when their class comes to the library in November. The program is similar to “Battle of the Books”: teams of seven students read … Continue reading Global Reading Challenge 2016-2017

Raina Telgemeier Event – University Book Store 9/15/16

  Raina Telgemeier, author of the graphic novels, “Smile”, “Sisters” and “Drama” will be at the University Book Store’s U District store on Thursday, Sept., 15th at 7 pm promoting her new graphic novel, “Ghosts”, which releases on Sept. 13th. Raina Telegemeier Reading and Signing University Book Store U District Store 4326 University Way, N.E. Seattle, Washington 98105 1.800.335.7323 Link to University Book Store Event: http://www2.bookstore.washington.edu/_events/events_cal.taf?evmonth=09&evyear=2016&eventid=2016072008481400&pre=20160907&pst=20160923 … Continue reading Raina Telgemeier Event – University Book Store 9/15/16

New Animal Books- Thank You PTA!

Many, many thanks to the SNAPP PTA who approved an opportunity grant to buy new books for the library.  One of the areas that needed updating and more diverse titles is our informational animal books. Not only will these support 2nd graders with their expert reports but also readers who love learning about amazing creatures. Check out a most of the covers of our new … Continue reading New Animal Books- Thank You PTA!

Happy Poem in Your Pocket Day!

April 21st, 2016 is National Poem in Your Pocket Day! Today, students at Cascadia carried poems with them throughout the day and shared those poems with as many people as possible. The past few weeks in library, students have been writing a poem on a scroll, either one they created or one from a book.  The poetry “scrolls” were then distributed in classrooms today.  If a student … Continue reading Happy Poem in Your Pocket Day!

And the Winner Is… March Book Madness 2016

4/6/16 Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper is the Middle Grade Winner! Finding Winnie by Lindsay Mattick Illustrated by Sophie Blackall is the Picture Book Winner! See the results by clicking the link below. http://marchbookmadness.weebly.com/mg-novel-bracket.html 3/30/2016 Two books are left! Which one do you think should win it all? Voting ends Tuesday, March 29 at 7:00 pm EST  Vote for the final winner! Will it be … Continue reading And the Winner Is… March Book Madness 2016

4th Grade Civics Persuasion Project

Animal Trade Think Twice Before You Buy (.pdf) – IFAW CITES Calls for Urgent Action Illegal Ivory and Rhino Horn Trade (World Wildlife Fund) Illegal Wildlife Trade (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)   Homelessness After 10-Year Plan, Why Does Seattle Have More Homeless Than Ever? (KUOW/NPR) Five Ways to End Homelessness in Seattle (Crosscut) Australian Youngsters Start Mobile Laundry Service For The Homeless (DOGOnews)   Climate Change … Continue reading 4th Grade Civics Persuasion Project