11/14/2014: Library

Second graders are busy reading and learning about different aspects of technology during library class.  For example, they learned about the functions and use of a mouse and about the use of symbols and pictures in technology.  All have demonstrated good skills in listening and patience as everyone gets to take a turn using the smart board and mouse.

This year’s library reading challenge, Across Time and Culture, has begun. Students should read on their own, or with an adult, at least six books from the K-2 list and return the challenge form to the librarian along with the completed art project no later than Friday, February 6. During a class party, certificates and prizes will be awarded to each student who completes both the project and reading six books. Books are available in the TIS Library, your local public library or bookstore. If you would like your child to read a book or two from the list for grades 3-5, feel free to do so, but please choose the majority of the books from the K-2 list so your child can enjoy discussing the reading with peers.  Visit the TIS Library website for more information, booklists and art project ideas.

The library has subscribed to a new ebook resource, BrainHive.  You may check out books to read on a reading device or computer.  This site offers a large selection of high quality books.  If you would like to use this resource, please contact me for personalized login information. In addition, the library subscribes to two other ebook databases which offer great choices in English and Spanish for reading independently and/or with an audio component for reading while listening. You can access those here:



Username:  internationalschool
Password:  books

Username: intlschool
Password: intlschool

Tamara Beecroft
503-226-2496 ext. 115