Hawthorne students visit the library with their class for 1 hour. During this time, they are engaged in literature-based activities (often with STEM tie-ins using our Makerspace tools), large and small group problem-solving activities (like Breakout Boxes or digital Breakouts), and digital citizenship (internet safety and media literacy). Many projects involve using the chromebooks or ipads.
Primary book checkout is during classtime, however, students are welcome at anytime to "drop in" to check out a new book. Students in grades 2-5 have been instructed in the use of our online catalog to assist them in their search for the perfect book.
Kindergarten visits the library once a week for 30 minutes. During that time, they hear a story, often with a supporting STEAM activity, checkout books, and have the chance for "creative tinkering" with our Makerspace tools. Ask your student about "brain flakes" or "magna tiles." They are two of their favorites!
How to find Mrs. Weaver's links
If you are looking for the resources you can use from home, look on the left panel of this page. Click "library online catalog." Then click the same words in the middle of the page. This will bring you to the home page that you see in the LRC. You can find all the links Mrs. Weaver teaches you how to use on this page.
Reading Program Lists
Click here for the 2019 Rebecca Caudill (grades 4-8) Master List:
To access the Bluestem (grades 3-5) and Monarch (grades K-3) lists, click here:
Look under " Awards."
Students have been reminded of our simple book care rules and we ask our parents to help them remember them:
1. Keep your books clean and dry.
2. Keep your books in a safe place away from food, drink, younger siblings who like to color, rip, or tear, and animals that like to nibble. We have had a lot of pet damage this year, so we ask your help with this, please!!!
3. Use only flat, clean paper as a bookmark. Please! No dogears!!
4. Return your books on time so all may enjoy them. We do not charge fines, but lost or damaged books will result in a replacement charge.
Middle School Summer Reading 2019
Websites to make cool recycled stuff
Juice carton wallet http://spoonful.com/crafts/carton-wallet
"Fifth Grade Meets the Rubik's Cube Challenge!!"
During the cold winter months of January and February, fifth grade was keeping their brains warm in the library by participating in the "You Can Do the Cube" Rubik's Cube challenge (thanks to the FREE lending program of the same name). Students worked with partners and teams to try different strategies and search for useful logarithms to kelp the solve the cubes. You can see the proud faces of the successful solvers! Shout out to Alex P & Gabe B, who each solved 11 cubes in about 12 minutes!!!
Rebecca Caudill 25th Anniversary Video
See all 25 winners of the Caudill Award and their authors!!!