Wednesday, December 7, 2011

2,000 Books!!!!!!!!

PDS students in 1st-6th grades have read and taken AR quizzes on over 2,000 books in one semester!  I am so proud of them!  They will get to use their points earned to get prizes at the AR store on December 14th.  Keep up the good work!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


Students enjoyed shopping at the AR Store.  Thanks to Mrs. Sanders and Mrs. Howarth for such neat prizes. Students have read over a thousand books in two months!!!!!!! We hope to have the next spending spree in December. Keep up the reading!!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

AR STORE. . .October 13th!!

Students will be able to "spend" the points that they have accumulated by reading books and taking AR quizzes at a "store" set up in the gym on Thursday, October 13th.  Follow the owl widget to be updated as PDS students take quizzes. Also, the widget shows current book titles that students have read.  Isn't technology amazing? Currently, students in grades 2-6 are quizzing, and they have read almost 900 books in two months!!!! That amounts to almost seven million words!!! First grade students will be taking the STAR Reading test soon.  Thank you to all PDS parents for encouraging your children to read and for supporting the library. According to Harry S. Truman, "Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers."

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

A Day in the Life of the Library. . .

Freddy and 5th grade reading a book.
Eli engrossed in his book.
4k listening to and watching an ebook entitled "Me First" to enrich their classroom unit on manners.  Pinkerton always yelled "me first" for everything his class did, so when a voice asked who wanted a sandwich, he pushed ahead of the group and  encountered the sand"witch" (below). Our new big screen is wonderful!

Rhodes taking an AR test.
Ben looking for a book.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Welcome to a New School Year!

AR will be ready to go Monday!  Students will be taking STAR Reading tests to determine their reading level, and we will begin checking out books next week in grades 1-6!  Please read A Parent's Guide to Accelerated Reader: I am going to challenge this year's students to try and top the number of books read last year.  I'm looking forward to a great year of reading!

Monday, May 23, 2011


I am so proud of PDS students!  We challenged students in grades 1-6 to read 3,000 books this year, and they met and surpassed that goal--3,193 books!!!! At the last AR store, students were able to "cash in" their points for prizes, and everyone also got a prize for meeting the school's goal. Thanks to Mrs. Pami Howarth and Mrs. Holly Sanders.

Tori, our overall winner for the year with the most AR points! Congratulations, Tori!

5th grade

It spins!

So many choices! "What will I buy?"

Happy with their selections.



Sarah Frances



Ana Kate

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Let's Make It to 3,000!!!!!

Keep up with the widget because we are trying to read 3,000 books by the end of the year!! We've already surpassed last year's total. Keep reading! I am so proud of PDS students!!!!!!!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Curious George

Whether an ebook. . .

or the original. . .