Library

Welcome to the St. Rose Library!
Meet the Teacher:
Image may contain: 1 person, smiling, standing, outdoor and closeupHello everyone, my name is Kim Hopper. This will be my first year on staff at All Saints Academy-SRPD, but I am no stranger to the campus and family. My son is in second grade this year and this is his 4th year here.  When not at school I can be found crocheting or reading fantasy fiction; and if my husband gets a say we are camping, hiking, biking, or fishing when the weather is nice.  
I am very excited to get to know each and every student and grow their love of books. Let's see if we can smash the words read totals from last year! 
Parents, please encourage your children to read everyday. Start with a small goal and build up to where you would like them to be. 




 
General Library Info.: 
Library Hours for 2019-2020 are as follows:
Monday: 8:00am- 3:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am-3:00pm
Wednesday: 
9:00am-3:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am-12:00pm
Friday: CLOSED

Classes will come to the library weekly as follows

 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
 2nd K1st 4th 
 8th 3rd5th  
  6th 
  7D 
   7G  
Students also come and go as time allows with work in 
other classes
PreK I go visit as fits in their schedule and read to them in their classroom.

We have read over 28million words so far!
AR Info.:
HOME CONNECT: Please take a few moments and get familiar with AR Home Connect feature---login information will sent home with each student at the beginning of school. Here is the Home Connect link for reference.
This is a great tool for keeping up to date with your child's progress.

Our library is color coded based on interest level. The book level (reading level) is written on the colored stickers.
LG=Lower Grade- green stickers. Appropriate for grades K-4
MG=Middle Grade- yellow stickers. Appropriate for 4th-8th
MG =Middle Grade Plus- orange stickers. Appropriate for 6th-8th
UG=Upper Grade- also 
 orange stickers Appropriate for grades 9-12. Those we have in the room are, for the most part, classic reads. Or something a faculty member has read.

MG+ & UG: These are only available for grades 6-8 and only those in our collection or pre-approved by a faculty member are available for testing.

When selecting books from the store or public library please remember to have the MG+ and UG pre approved for AR test availability at school.

Welcome Back

posted Jan 6, 2020, 12:52 PM by Kim Hopper

Welcome to 2020! 
I hope everyone had a fabulous break.  
Firstly, I do apologize for not updating here as often as I would like to.  I do try and post on the library facebook page as things come up so go give that page a follow if you can. 
If a book was brought home over the break, please get it back to school ASAP. The system doesn't recognize break so everything is overdue.  This week the only overdue notices that will go home are those that were due back before break so  you can take a look around for what may be on a shelf at home.  
STAR 
Every student from 2nd grade up will take another STAR test, hopefully this week. A letter will not come home for every student with their results, but please feel free to send me a fast direct message if you are interested in knowing those results.  This test isn't a letter grade, it just lets us know a good reading zone for them to pick books from so they have somewhere to start.
AR
Remember, if your child wants to take a test on a book from home, they need to bring it to me to have me check it.  We need to ensure there is a test available at our school and that it isn't below their zone.  We DO NOT lower zones for AR tests.  
 

December 9

posted Dec 9, 2019, 8:24 AM by Kim Hopper

Over the past couple weeks we have been working hard on getting our goals knocked out for AR. 
We have also started to St. Louis County library reading challenge! My goal is to have all the classes complete that before the deadline so we are entered to win some awesome books! 
The quarter ends on Dec 20, make sure those AR tests are done and your child has something to read over the holiday break. We have 2 full weeks off, a great block to get a jump start on 3rd qr.
I tend to update on Facebook more often, you can access that here: https://www.facebook.com/asasrpdlibrary/
If you ever have a question just reach out to me via fast direct or library@strpdschool.org

Welcome to 2nd Quarter

posted Oct 21, 2019, 6:26 AM by Kim Hopper

First of all! Shout out to the 55% of the students who made their AR goal for 1st Quarter! Way to go guys! I hope that you can keep it up and encourage those who didn't make their goal to find a good book.

This week kicks off BOOK FAIR! Come in and shop! If you need to shop during the day I would love for you to contact me so we can set up a time around classes.  There is a lot to look at and so much good to get! 

Speaking of book fair.... Set up your Ewallet today! It is amazing! Head to https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/srpd to set one up for your child now! Just make sure you set one up for each child and know that I cannot see any notes added so please print that off and send it in if you include notes. 

Book Fair!

posted Oct 15, 2019, 6:39 AM by Kim Hopper

I know you have seen the signs! We are getting ready for BOOK FAIR!!!
This event opens up to kids and teachers starting NEXT WEEK!! (Oct 21) 
Families are invited and encouraged to shop during parent teacher conferences from 4-8pm, Oct 29-30.
If you can not come during conferences but would like to shop during school hours please contact me at library@strpdschool.org to set up an open time. 

Unicorn Jazz

posted Oct 10, 2019, 8:28 AM by Kim Hopper

This week we had the special privileged of getting to experience a book call "Unicorn Jazz".  This book was gifted to us by the author, Lisa Caprelli, and follows a unicorn named Jazz through the experience of trying to make new friends and discovering that being different is not a bad thing.  It was an overwhelming success for all the classes.  Boys and girls alike enjoyed this story and the coloring pages Ms. Caprelli sent us to go with it.  
We are also getting excited about BOOK FAIR! If you have not see it yet, the Library has a Facebook page! I am posting book blubs and fair related items there! Keep an eye on the school newsletter this week and your childs backpack next week! 

Sept. 30- Oct 4

posted Oct 7, 2019, 8:57 AM by Kim Hopper

Happy October! 
This week the K and 1st grade got to hear about the Old Lady Who Swallowed some Leaves.  They were very surprised when she sneezed! You can ask and see if they remember what she made with that sneeze.  
They also got to work on a color by letter.  this should end up a pretty picture of some fall colored leaves.
2nd and 3rd grade got to hear the story of "Alpha Betti".  2nd grade decoded some secret words and 3rd worked on ABC order.  
5-8 will be working on Dewey.  Over the next couple weeks they will complete a worksheet that has some "Where would you find..." questions and they complete it with the proper DDC number.  All the sections are provided for them to easily reference.  The back side is ABC order.  This is just to remind them how the library Fiction section is arranged. Mr Dabeck is giving them points for giving it their best shot.   

First Day of Fall

posted Sep 30, 2019, 7:54 AM by Kim Hopper

Sep 23-27
We celebrated the first day of fall and Johnny Appleseed's birthday this week.  
K-2 got to hear 10 apples up on top and did some apple patterns or an apple Madlib for 2nd.
3/4 listened to a book about Johnny Appleseed and had an apple Madlib available to grab as they checked out books
Next week we will start working on how to find things in the library.  It will be a review for some classes that will show me how much they retained from a couple weeks ago. 
This is a skill we will keep working on all year long.  My goal is that 2-8 graders will be able to find any Fiction book that we have with just the authors last name and that 4-8 will also be able to lookup and find a book using the Dewey number.  This still will allow them to find books at just about any library they visit.

Sept. 16-20

posted Sep 19, 2019, 9:38 AM by Kim Hopper

This week we kept it simple.  The students celebrated Dot Day, which was Sunday the 15.  We read "The Dot" by Peter Reynolds and did some dot art work.  Some students bought theirs home, and some decided to leave them with me to display.  I will send them home in a few weeks.  
Many of the older students (5-8) came to check out, take AR tests, return, and renew during their testing breaks. This was a great use of time for them and gave them a chance to rest the mind some before getting back to it. 
If you receive an "overdue" notice from the library, please just take a look around.  If your child is not done reading it, have them bring me the book so I can renew it.  I can only renew if I see the book, they just have to hold it up and ask or drop it in the renew box on my desk.  I return them to the homerooms if they drop it on the way to a class.  Thank you and I will see everyone next week! 

IBTS Testing

posted Sep 13, 2019, 3:52 PM by Kim Hopper

Testing week for 3rd-8th grade starts Monday, Sept. 16.
The library will be open normal hours (see above) for this week.
I will be there by 7:30 Monday morning if your child needs to grab a book to read when they finish a section of the test. 
Remind them they can always drop a book off to be renewed, even if I am not there that moment, and I will bring it to their homeroom. 

Sept. 9-13

posted Sep 13, 2019, 3:43 PM by Kim Hopper

Prek: I have been going to visit our littlest friends on Thursday mornings.  We read a book and do stations in their classroom. This week they picked out "Green Eggs and Ham" from the 2 I brought.   
Kindergarten: The K class is reviewing their letters in class so this was the perfect time to read the "ABC" book by Dr. Seuss
1st: First grade got to listen to "Put Me In The Zoo".  It was picture day for upper grades, which is held in the library, so there were many classes in and out.  The 1st grade did pretty great, even with all the distractions and some change in where we were able to set things up this week. 
2nd: This week we tried really hard to "shop" for books that we not only liked, but would be in our "zone" so we would be able to enjoy and understand the books.  We have a wide selection of books in all levels to chose from and the 2nd grade is enjoying getting to explore the options they have this year now that we have more of a benchmark for them.  We are still working on getting that perfect fit of book for everyone, but I am sure it won't be long before everyone finds something they click with.
3rd: We started working on learning how a library is set up.  We talked about the spine labels on the books and how the Fiction books are arranged in ABC order by author.  We also did an activity where everyone got a random book and we got into put ourselves in order.  This was to help them locate the information on the spine label.  Now they should be able to go find a book with just the location and authors name! They enjoyed practicing this skill during checkout.  
4th: We also worked on the Fiction section and how to locate books.  This group loves the library and were very excited to see how to find what they were looking for without needing walked to a shelf.  They asked me for all sorts of books and were able to locate them with just the author.  
5th-8th: These classes come in with their Lit class once a week.  Mr. Dabek sometimes has them work on a worksheet, take a quiz, or read quietly.  They also use this time to check out/renew books, and take AR tests.  
The students will also come in during their Academic Lab or when other teachers allow to renew/checkout books, take AR tests, work on something for another class.

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