Monday, September 16, 2013

Author Matt Schorr visits our school

Author Matt Schorr spoke to k-6 students about being an author and journalist.  Visit his website to order his books and read more about him.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Book Fair !

Our online book fair page
Click the link above to visit our online book fair.
The book fair is open daily fro 7:30-3:00 from Sept. 6th-13th at our school or you can shop online from the link above.
(closed 11:45-12:15 for lunch.  Closing at 1:00 on the 13th)

Friday, July 26, 2013


I am excited to see everyone after a great summer.  We have lots of activities in the library this year...

Book Fair Sept. 6-13th
K/1--book care unit, learning call numbers, digital citizenship and author studies

2/3--library procedures, Dewey Decimal System, digital citizenship and drama activities....3rd graders will have the opportunity to audition for a role in the Christmas program.

4-5-6th grades---Dewey Decimal System review, digital citizenship, drama activities, research projects

Friday, February 15, 2013


Congratulations to:
Sara Archey for taking/passing the most AR tests this week.
Mrs. Batts' class for winning our AR challenge.
Mrs. Thomason's class for winning the 3rd-6th grade door contest with Officer Buckle and Gloria.
Mrs. Fussell's class for winning the kindergarten-2nd grade door contest with Llama, Llama Mad at Mama.
We read a total of 5052 books this week!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

I Love to Read Week Feb. 11-15th

I Love to READ ! week
Feb. 11-15th

HCES families:

We are so excited to have our “I Love to Read!” week activities Feb. 11-15th.  Below are some details about the week.  You can also visit our website for details --  Please contact Mrs. Taylor if you have any questions.

  • Reading Logs- each student will record what they read from Feb. 9-15th.  The goal for the week is to read a total of 2500 books.  (Watch for a special surprise during the Character Parade if we meet the goal!)  Use notebook paper to write down each book you read and give the totals to your teacher each day.
  • 4th-6th grade projects- Intermediate students have literacy projects due Feb. 11th.  Choices were sent home in December and each student received a grading scale/instructions in January. Remember to turn in the grading scale with your project.  You may begin turning in projects on Feb. 6th.
  • Contests
    • Classes will compete with a literature based door decorating contest.  Classroom doors will be judged and the winning classes (one from k-2 and one from 3-6) will have a party in the library.  
    • 3-6th grade classes will have an Accelerated Reader challenge—the class taking the most tests Feb 11-15th (and passing them with 80% or above accuracy) will win a party in the library.
  • Guest Readers- classes will be inviting guest readers throughout the week.
  • Characters on Parade- students may dress as a book character on Friday the 15th.  Please NO MASKS OR WEAPONS.  The parade will start at 1:45 in the gym.

These activities are designed to share the love of reading and explore as many books as possible.  Please read with your child each day and encourage them to participate in the “I Love to READ !” week activities.

Thank you,
Tracy Taylor

Friday, January 4, 2013

3rd Nine Weeks/January Update

Around 40 third grade students celebrated reaching their Accelerated Reader goal with a party in the library this week.  The new goal is to achieve 10 points or more with an 80% or better average during the 3rd nine weeks. In class, the 3rd grade is studying the Dewey Decimal system and the online catalog.  They will also cover MLK, Jr. and drama this 9 weeks.

SECOND grade has started a Digital Citizenship unit.  They are learning how to....advocate and practice safe, legal and responsible use of information and technology.  We are using for some of the lessons.   They will also cover MLK, Jr.

FIRST grade students are starting a drama unit next week and will also studying MLK, Jr.

SIXTH graders are finishing up research assignments and creating PowerPoint presentations about the state they researched.  They will begin a digital citizenship unit soon.  PLEASE NOTE: THEY ALSO HAVE PROJECTS DUE IN FEB.---- PLEASE SEE THE I LOVE TO READ WEEK TAB FOR DETAILS.

FOURTH AND FIFTH grade students are continuing their drama study...they will focus on Appalachia, West Africa and Native American Indian storytelling in the next few weeks.  PLEASE NOTE: THEY ALSO HAVE PROJECTS DUE IN FEB.---- PLEASE SEE THE I LOVE TO READ WEEK TAB FOR DETAILS.

KINDERGARTEN students are starting a drama unit and will also study MLK, Jr.