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June 2018  Cybrary News:


June 2018  Cybrary Update   As the school year winds down…

All classes have made huge progress in their technical skills!  We’ve also talked about the importance and fun of reading, from the chapter books we’ve read in kindergarten to the Maud Hart Lovelace nominated books for the upper grades.  

Summer is a perfect time to get outdoors and enjoy the weather, nature, and friendships.  At times it’s easy to get caught up with video games and miss the awesome adventures outside.  Some ways to bring balance between tech time and non-tech time during the summer include:

Going to the park, playing pick up games (or organized sports) going to the beach, having friends over to the backyard, riding bikes...you can come up with many ideas!  If you want to incorporate technology, try keeping an online journal with or without pictures of your summer activities. Or, with parents help, students can keep in touch with a relative or friend via email. Going on a vacation this summer?  Have your student help with researching about the location, looking for exciting things to see and do. Wondering what the weather will be like? Show your student how to get online weather forecasts! Want a good way to keep track of books read or ones you want to read?  Students can use their school Google account to keep an online list. And of course you can utilize the internet to check on availability of books at the local library. Video games will always have their draw, and with parent’s wisdom, can be used appropriately. Use your common sense and guide your students over the summer with technology use to have a summer of tech and non-tech balance!

Visit your local library often.  For third through fifth grade, students can get a jump start on the Maud Hart Lovelace nominated titles for 2018-19! Check out these exciting titles:

  Division I - grades 3-5

  • The Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chamblis Bertman

  • Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate

  • Enchanted Files: Cursed by Bruce Coville

  • Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

  • Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar

  • The Hero Two Doors Down by Sharon Robinson

  • Last in a Long Line of Rebels by Lisa Lewis Tyre

  • Soar by Joan Bauer

  • The Terrible Two by Mac Barnett

  • Webster: Tale of An Outlaw by Ellen Emerson White

Have a wonderful summer!

~ Mrs. Swenson :)