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Bowen Elementary Library

Library Media Specialist - Jennifer Francis

           

SUMMER READING IS HERE!

Below are some options for summer ebook reading on various devices

Capstone Keep Them Reading Initiative - Username:  summer18 and password:  lovetoread    Capstone is offering their entire collection of books for FREE all summer long to BES Students.   Don't use the capstone link to the right because that is only the books we have purchased.  This summer enjoy all their titles FREE with the link I've posted above.

Destiny Discover:  username: read and password: read   Follw the link in the right hand frame.  This username will allow you to read the ebooks BES has purchased.  including Diary of a Wimpy Kid and other popular ebook titles on your devices.  There is a Destiny Discover app available in the app store.

OVERDRIVE - This is an app that you can use to check out TONS of ebooks with your Powell County Public Library Card.  Contact the public library for more information

Research References

Kid Safe Search Engine
safe search kids

Library Books

Encyclopedias - no password needed at school, but for home use contact librarian for password

Grolier Online

 Almanac
Fact Monster

 Atlas
World Atlas

Dictionary

Merriam Webster Word Central

Spanish-English Picture Dictionary

 Weather

AccuWeather -

Accelerated Reader

Online AR is offered for our students.  Testing is only allowed to occur at school (that is the company's rule and part of the agreement for us to provide this service).  Parents CAN use the Home Connect link on the right side of this page to view their child's test record, points, and word count.  You can also  sign up for email notification informing you of the results whenever your child completes a test if you desire.  Your child can tell you their username and password or contact the library or your child's teacher for this information.

End of the Year Medals:
AR will end approximately 2 weeks before the last day of school for students.  This allows us to get medals ordered for the awards ceremonies.  Students who earn the following points OR word counts  will receive a medal as long as they keep their comprehension average above 85%.

Kindergarten:  50 points OR 50,000 words
First Grade:  100 points OR 100,000 words
Second Grade:  200,000 words
Third Grade: 300,000 words
Fourth Grade: 400,000 words
Fifth Grade:  500,000 words

You can monitor your child's word count for the school year by logging into Home Connect.

 

Resources

 Mrs. Francis' Online Classroom

Accelerated Reader, Accelerated Math, STAR Reading and Math

Tumblebooks



AR Bookfinder

Kentucky Virtual Library

Other Helpful Sites:

Creative Commons Search

Storyline Online