Elementary students and staff can get a head start this summer reading books for next year’s Best Books Challenge![Read more…] about Granite Best Books Challenge Elementary Reading Lists | Summer Reading and Learning 2020
We’re excited to announce the Granite Elementary Libraries Best Books Challenge for the 2020-2021 school year![Read more…] about Introducing the Best Books Challenge for 2020-2021
Exciting things are happening every day in classrooms, libraries, labs, and makerspaces throughout Granite School District, and a few of these learning activities are shared on social media. We’re going to highlight activities from January involving the Educational Technology Department by rounding up social media posts shared by those who participated.
- Leadership in Blended and Digital Learning Site Visit, Upland Terrace Elementary
- Granite Elementary Beehive Reading Challenge
- Mock Caldecott with Elementary Media Clerks
- Classroom Snapshots
Post Author: Nikki Gregerson, District Elementary Library Specialist. Originally shared on Granite Media, our library media program website.
As we begin to prepare for our school scrimmages and competitions, here is a look at some of the progress we have made with our Battle of the Books program this school year.
Students who want to participate in team competitions need to have read and passed off at least five books on their list by January 31, 2019. Students who have read five books are also eligible for special prizes and rewards. The district’s big annual prize drawing is done right before Winter Break and prizes are delivered to students and staff members at participating elementary schools. Check out some of the winners for this school year below!
Our District Battle of the Books competition will take place on Thursday, March 14 from 5:00 PM-7:30 PM at Jim Bridger Elementary. 5th and 6th graders will compete as teams in a family feud style competition that will test their knowledge of the 15 books on our list. If your school is interested in participating in the program for next year, but not exactly sure how it works, watching battles at our district competition is a really good way to get a sense of how it all works. Here is a quick breakdown of the sequence of events for that evening:
If you have questions about our Battle of the Books program, please contact Nikki Gregerson. Also, check out our highlights from the 2018 Granite Battle of the Books Competition.
26 teams of 5th and 6th grade students from across Granite School District converged on Rosecrest Elementary last Thursday, April 19, for the 2018 Battle of the Books District Competition.
We’ve been pleased to assist in hosting several author visits in our schools this month. We capture a few highlights from these visits in this post. [Read more…] about School Author Visits, March 2018
Cindy Moyle, our district’s library media specialist for secondary schools, recently shared a presentation at the American Association of School Librarians 2017 Conference about OverDrive Digital Library entitled “Getting the Word Out about Your eBooks & Audiobooks.” The presentation features ideas and resources from Cindy Moyle, as well as other school librarians in Granite School District, for promoting the district’s OverDrive ebook and audiobook collection and encouraging reading.
Click here to download a copy of the presentation.
Click here for downloadable OverDrive bookmark templates, stickers, etc.
Click here to view past resources and activities for promoting OverDrive that we’ve shared on this blog.
(Granite’s OverDrive provides free access to ebooks and digital audiobooks for all students and staff in Granite School District. Granite’s OverDrive can be accessed on the web at http://granite.lib.overdrive.com or via OverDrive apps designed for various mobile devices. For more information or help getting started with OverDrive, visit https://www.graniteschools.org/edtech/overdrive.)
What Is Battle of the Books?
Throughout the school year, 3rd-6th grade students in Granite School District are encouraged to read as many books as they can from these lists.
Students who read at least five of the books by January will be able to create teams and compete in school level competitions.
Once schools have completed their competitions, their top two 5th-6th teams will then be invited to compete in a district-wide competition during the spring of 2018. [Read more…] about Granite Battle of the Books 2017-2018 Book Lists