December is the official start of research in the library - with 1st grade kicking off the research process with their unit studying Community Helpers and their roles as leaders in our community. First graders learn about interviewing, using books & databases, and taking notes with pictures and words. They compile their information in video interviews with their partners.
3rd, 4th, and 5th grade have all participated in mini research lessons - focusing on the skill of defining their research question & developing key words (or search tems).
4th grade has also participated in a lesson on note-taking. Please encourage your students to apply their research skills while working on their Wax Museum reserach at home! There are many resources available on the library resource page to help - ask your student to show you!
Our younger students, from Ready Set Go and Pre-K through our 2nd graders have been working on their Texas 2x2 books. You should stop by the library and see the graph of all the great books they have been reading! The Texas 2x2's are an annual award and recognition given to 20 of the best books for children ages 2 through 2nd grade. We are honored this year to have one of the authors/illustrators scheduled to visit our school in April when he comes to receive his award. Thank you to our PTA for making this visit with author/illustrator Jeff Mack possible!
Finally, our 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders are rocking the Texas Bluebonnet books! Our mustache bulletin board is full of students that have already met the challenge and read 5 Bluebonnet books! Ask your child if they have met the challenge yet!
Monday - Friday
7:00 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Check Out Procedures
Kinder – 1 book for 1 week
1st and 2nd grades – 1-2 books for 1 week
3rd, 4th, 5th grades – 1-3 books for 2 weeks
Playaways are audio books that 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders can check out with a signed parent permission slip. You need your own headphones. Check out is for 2 weeks.
E-books are available for checkout from home. Ask Mrs. Howk for more information. You can get up to 5 e-books at a time. You have access to both print and audio books.
If you do not finish your book in time, bring it to the library and ask to RENEW it. Most materials can be renewed one more time.
You will receive a note to remind you if your books are LONG overdue. If you do not return a book or if you damage it, you will need to pay for it.
Electronic Sign in for Library
Wendy Howk- Librarian
Lori Staffel- Library Assistant
Canyon Ridge Library Mission Statement
The mission of the Canyon Ridge Elementary School LIbrary is to connect learners with ideas and information; preparing students for life-long learning, informed decision making, a love of reading, and the use of Information technologies.