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“Everything gets easier when we stop expecting it to be easy.” -Tim Grover

 

Welcome!

I am so excited to be reading and learning with you this year!

 

Visit Edison DESTINY LIBRARY catalog (our Library catalog), SORA, and EPIC often to find books to read (links to the right).

 

 

Edison Reading Expectation

Every student at Edison is expected to read for at least 20 minutes every day after school. This is the BEST thing you can do to become a reader. You can read silently and independently. You can read out loud to a parent or loved one. You can follow along while a parent or another reader reads to you. ALL of these activities count as reading. Read short books and long books, fiction and non-fiction. Pick the methods and the materials that interest you. You can be SURE that if you practice reading every night, you WILL become a good reader! This is 100% GUARANTEED!

 

 

Beehive Book Awards

Help pick our statewide Beehive Book Award winners.

First, read one of THESE BOOKS. Be sure to finish the book (or at least 50 pages) if you want to vote on it because your vote will help pick the winners. 

The books are divided into categories: 

  • Picture Books (Easy Fiction)

  • Children’s Fiction books (chapter books)

  • Informational books (nonfiction)

  • Graphic Novels (comic books)

  • Poetry

Next, fill out a Beehive voting ballot (get one from the library or use the online version). The ballot is short and easy to fill out.

You will get a treat every time you turn in a completed ballot. Students who vote for five or more Beehive books will earn prizes. Read as many as you can!

All votes need to be submitted by the end of March 2022. The winners will be announced in April.

 

 

Battle of the Books

Edison 4th and 5th graders are invited to participate in the 2020-2021 Battle of the Books. There will be a school battle in January and a district battle in March.

First, read one or more of THESE BOOKS. There are 20 books total. 

Next, complete a Battle Book form (get one from the library or use the online version). You will be asked to share what book you read and some details about it.

Once you have completed the form for at least two books, you will be able to participate in the school battle. Prepare for the school battle with friends or independently. During the Battle, each student will compete individually.

Stay tuned for book discussions you can join to discuss each book. 

There are treats and prizes for every Battle Book you read. The more you read, the better the prize. The winners of the Edison Battle of the Books will form a team and battle other elementary schools at the District Battle of the Books in March. 

Have fun, and keep on reading!

 

Additional Information

I am here to support students, teachers, and parents.

Please contact me anytime! I will respond to email before the end of the next school day.

To access Sora online books (link at right), enter your school email and password.   

 

 

 

To request a book for yourself from the Edison Library, login to the Edison Destiny Discover catalog (link at right) with your student login and password. Search for the book you want. Click the HOLD button. 

 

   

 

To access from home the resources listed below (links at right), please visit your Canvas Library page for login and password information, or contact me.

 

Get username and password
from the Library 

World Book Kids:
Access through
Utah's Online Library 

Get passcode from
the Library or your teacher

 

Library Policies

Hours:

Library classes occur for every class every week:

  • 5th grade: 8:15-9:05am
  • 4th grade: 9:10-10:00am
  • 3rd grade: 10:05-10:55am
  • Kindergarten: 11:35am-12:25pm
  • 1st grade: 12:30-1:20pm
  • 2nd grade: 1:25-2:15pm

The Library is available to individual students and families at the end of the school day:

  • Monday to Thursday @ 2:15-2:45pm
  • Friday @ 1:15-1:45pm

Checkout:

Every Edison student is expected to check out a library book each week, and to return it in good condition and in a timely manner.

  • 5th graders can have up to 3 books at a time; books are due in two weeks
  • 4th graders can have up to 2 books at a time; books are due in two weeks
  • 3rd graders can have up to 2 books at a time; books are due in one week
  • 2nd graders can have 1 book at a time; books are due in one week
  • 1st graders & Kindergartners can have 1 book at a time; books are kept in the classroom
  • Parents can have up to 5 books at a time; books are due in two weeks

You can find your due dates by logging into Destiny Discover or asking in the Library.

Overdues and Fines:

Late books can be returned without any fines. If a student has an overdue book, their borrowing privileges will be restricted. If they have an overdue book for more than two weeks in a row, they will begin receiving paper notices and will be asked to do other activities to help them remember to return their book. Their homeroom teacher and parents will be notified if they have an overdue book for more than a month.

Students who lose a book or return a book with significant damage will be charged a fine. The best way to take care of this responsibility is to pay the fine as soon as possible. If necessary, please contact me for other options.

 

Pamela Foster

Pamela Foster

School Librarian/Media Specialist

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