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    Inviting all Students, Staff, and Community Members to read harder and participate in the Extreme Reader Challenge from December 21st to  January 15th. EXTREME READER RULES 1. You must be reading. 2. You need to have evidence in the form of a photo. 3. You need to send the photo with your name to Ms. Bodmer. THAT'S IT! You will be entered into the competition for prizes. All Entries are welcome. START READING!
    Posted by msbodmer  On Dec 13, 2018 at 10:31 AM
      
    Thank you all for visiting the fall book fair! We raised money for new library books and donated 20 new STEM books to the Emerson Elementary library! It was very successful indeed. Likewise, we had a successful author visit the week before break. Local author, David Kennedy McCulloch, shared his book series with 3rd and 4th graders. We especially enjoyed listening to him read-aloud! We have five copies of the first book, Blackhope Scar, in the library, but you can also find his books on Amazon.
    Posted by msbodmer  On Nov 30, 2018 at 3:20 PM
      
    The fall Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Cascadia during conferences again this year! Monday, November 19th 9:00-6:30 and Tuesday, November 20th 8:30-4:30. Feel free to drop off your school-age children in the library while you attend conferences. You can buy a book to support our library or our sister school, Emerson Elementary School, on your way out. You can also visit the online fair here. http://www.scholastic.com/bf/cascadiaelementaryschool2 I hope to see you there. Happy reading!! body.ae-reader{ max-width: 80% !important; } body.ae-reader .ifCalendarPicker, body.ae-reader #spanCalendarStatus, body.ae-reader #ctl00_ContentPlaceHolder1_ctl15_ucCal_pnlContainer, .ae-calendar-warning{ display: none; } body.ae-reader .ae-calendar-warning{ display:block !important; font-size: 32px !important; font-weight: bold; } [class^="ae-icon-launcher"], [class*=" ae-icon-launcher"], [class*=" ae-icon-launcher"] [class*=" path"]{ margin: auto !important; } body.ae-reader #school-list, body.ae-reader #school-list-src{ display:none; } body.ae-reader table, body.ae-reader thead, body.ae-reader tbody, body.ae-reader tr, body.ae-reader th, body.ae-reader td, body.ae-reader .container.table-container, body.ae-reader .container.table-container > .row, body.ae-reader .container.table-container > .row > .column{ display: block !important; } transfer close carousel
    Posted by msbodmer  On Nov 13, 2018 at 8:45 AM
      
    What's happening in the library this November? A lot!! Global Reading Challenge, an author visit, a read-aloud "Battle of the Books" and a book fair! 4th and 5th graders will have the chance to participate in the Global Reading Challenge run by the Seattle Public Library (more info will be sent home in early November). Local author, David McCulloch, will visit with grades 3-5 on November 16th. Check out his book, Wullie the Mahaar Gome, on Amazon! On November 2nd, Seattle Public Library's, Erin Mohering brought her "Battle of the Books" to Cascadia. Students in grades 1-2  listened to some great picture books and voted for their favorite! Finally, the Scholastic Book Fair will be back during Parent-Teacher conferences. The library and book fair will be open and available during conferences. Feel free to drop off your school age kids while you conference and buy a book on you way out! Proceeds go towards our book budget for the year. 
    Posted by aewallace  On Nov 06, 2018 at 3:42 PM
      
    http://a.co/gxJnE7m Happy October! All classes have learned about library expectations and organization in September and we’re now ready to dig into some exciting curriculum and books. October 8th is Indigenous People’s Day and we will be honoring indigenous authors and point of view in the library all week. The 5th graders will be recording a short opinion video, responding to the question “Should Washington State officially change Columbus Day to Indigenous People’s Day?” Younger grades will read Shi-Shi-etko, a story about a young girl who gathers together many of the things of nature and places them into her bag of memories so that she will never forget her people and land as she prepares to go many miles away to the required residential school. Students will also collect items from nature in a small bag and share their items and personal significance next week.  The weather seems to be turning cold and rainy and it’s a great time to snuggle up with a good book! I’ve been doing some book talks with the 3-5 grade classes to get them excited about the student choice award nominees for this year. I’ve attached a link Sasquatch_AWARDS_2018-2019.pptx with book trailers and author websites for the Sasquatch books (given by the WA Library Association). If the students read at least 5 books, they can participate in the state voting process and we’ll celebrate those readers with an ice cream float party in the spring. I will be reading the picture book nominees to the 1st and 2nd graders and we will all vote for our favorite in the spring.  There are several new release books in the library, but we’re always accepting donations!  You can find the Wishlist here http://a.co/gxJnE7m Opens a New Window.   Save the date for the fall Scholastic Book Fair that will be held in the library during conferences in November. You are welcome to drop off your school age students in the library while you conference with teachers. All purchases go towards new books for the library.   As always, please let me know if I can help you with anything. I LOVE to make and receive good recommendations!!   Merrick Bodmer  Cascadia Teacher-Librarian  msbodmer@seattleschools.org opens an email client application opens an email client application body.ae-reader{ max-width: 80% !important; } body.ae-reader .ifCalendarPicker, body.ae-reader #spanCalendarStatus, body.ae-reader #ctl00_ContentPlaceHolder1_ctl15_ucCal_pnlContainer, .ae-calendar-warning{ display: none; } body.ae-reader .ae-calendar-warning{ display:block !important; font-size: 32px !important; font-weight: bold; } [class^="ae-icon-launcher"], [class*=" ae-icon-launcher"], [class*=" ae-icon-launcher"] [class*=" path"]{ margin: auto !important; } body.ae-reader #school-list, body.ae-reader #school-list-src{ display:none; } body.ae-reader table, body.ae-reader thead, body.ae-reader tbody, body.ae-reader tr, body.ae-reader th, body.ae-reader td, body.ae-reader .container.table-container, body.ae-reader .container.table-container > .row, body.ae-reader .container.table-container > .row > .column{ display: block !important; } transfer close carousel
    Posted by aewallace  On Oct 16, 2018 at 4:53 PM
      
    Welcome back to another great school year! Cascadia Dragons love to read and all classes have had a chance to come in and check out books this week. Students in first grade can check out up to three books at a time and students in other grades can check out five. I'm happy to announce that I will be at Cascadia five days a week this year so students will have more consistent access to both the books and myself as a resource. This fall we will learn about how our library is organized and how to navigate and utilize our library database to support our reading and learning needs.   I am also happy to announce that Cascadia families now have access to SchoolPay so families can pay for lost books from home with a credit card. Some students have fines from other Seattle Public Schools and those can be taken care of  through SchoolPay as well. Simply log into "The Source" and click on SchoolPay on the left hand side. https://ps.seattleschools.org/public/    Additionally, I'm always looking for volunteers in the library. I would love help with checking in books each mornings and shelving books throughout the day. It is fun to help students locate books and check them out, too! There are also library tasks such as stamping books, adding bar codes and spine labels and repairing books. If you're interested, please contact me at msbodmer@seattleschools.org opens an email client application opens an email client application or sign up directly here https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080A48AAA922A0FB6-volunteer.   As always, please let me know if you have any questions at all. I look forward to collaborating with you this your on your student's education.  body.ae-reader{ max-width: 80% !important; } body.ae-reader .ifCalendarPicker, body.ae-reader #spanCalendarStatus, body.ae-reader #ctl00_ContentPlaceHolder1_ctl15_ucCal_pnlContainer, .ae-calendar-warning{ display: none; } body.ae-reader .ae-calendar-warning{ display:block !important; font-size: 32px !important; font-weight: bold; } [class^="ae-icon-launcher"], [class*=" ae-icon-launcher"], [class*=" ae-icon-launcher"] [class*=" path"]{ margin: auto !important; } body.ae-reader #school-list, body.ae-reader #school-list-src{ display:none; } body.ae-reader table, body.ae-reader thead, body.ae-reader tbody, body.ae-reader tr, body.ae-reader th, body.ae-reader td, body.ae-reader .container.table-container, body.ae-reader .container.table-container > .row, body.ae-reader .container.table-container > .row > .column{ display: block !important; } transfer close carousel
    Posted by aewallace  On Sep 14, 2018 at 4:39 PM
      
    On Monday, March 5th, the Cascadia Flaming Falafels took third place in the semi-finals round of the Global Reading Challenge hosted by the Seattle public Library. Our team, a mix of 4th and 5th graders, competed against other elementary schools at the downtown branch, answering trivia questions about the ten books they read. We are proud of their hard work and sportsmanship! Other Library News: Classes will be introduced to the Caledecott and Newbery award winners for 2018. We will examine past winners and write a brief reflection on our favorite picture book. Please stop by and check one out!  Student Choice Voting: All 1st and 2nd grade classes will participate in voting for the Washington State Children's Choice Picture Book for 2018. We will finish reading the nominees and vote on our favorite by early April. 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students will also have an opportunity to vote for the WA Library association's student choice award (The Sasquatch award) as well as the NW Library Association's student choice award (Young Readers Choice Award). If the students have read four or more of the nominated titles they may cast a vote. In early April, we will hold a voting party to celebrate the students who participated. A List of the nominated titles can be found here http://www.wla.org/wla-book-awards Stay tuned for the winners! WLA Book Awards www.wla.org WLA Book Awards The School Library Division proudly sponsors four book awards: The William C. Towner Award: Informational text for grades 2-6, open nominations ... 2018 Sasquatch Nominees - Washington Library Association www.wla.org WLA Book Awards | Sasquatch Book Award |Sasquatch News | Nominees | How to Nominate | Promotional Ideas | Sasquatch Award History | The Committee
    Posted by aewallace  On Apr 27, 2018 at 10:31 AM
      
    Thank you to all who were able to attend the book fair last night hosted by Phinney Books! There was a great selection of books available and they have agreed to continue the book fair via phone or in person at the store until May 8th. Any purchases made between now and then will go towards Cascadia so if you missed us or just didn't find that book you were looking for, please do visit them or give them a call. We will still take donations for Emerson Elementary school as well if you're interested in helping them build their collection. Please contact Mrs. Bodmer directly for that. Thanks again for all your support and happy reading!   Phinney Books 7405 Greenwood Ave. N (206) 297-2665 http://www.phinneybooks.com
    Posted by aewallace  On Apr 27, 2018 at 10:30 AM