Library / Accelerated Reader
Did you know that Roosevelt is one of only 2 schools in the entire Redwood City School District that provides the Accelerated Reader program to all our 2nd -7th grade students? What is Accelerated Reader?
It is a web based program that begins with each student taking a reading assessment in our computer lab. From this students are then given their reading range that correlates to a color label on the spines of the books. Huge amounts of time were spent labeling the majority of our collection with colored labels so our students can easily locate books at their reading level. After they read their book, they then go back to the computer lab to take a comprehension quiz on that book. The librarian keeps an ongoing chart of each student’s progress and bookmarks are awarded for a quizzes passed and prizes are given to students that pass with a 100%.
Accelerated Reader Update….The competition is On……
Here are some fun stats:
(Spring/2012) Checking out books from the library at Roosevelt is for fun and a whole lot more!! In the last 6 months, our 2nd–5thgrade students (206) at Roosevelt have read and passed comprehension quizzes on 2,341 books. WOW!! This is their recreational reading that is in addition to their other class work! Between now and the beginning of testing, we are all involved in a friendly competition to see which class can be the winner in several categories for Accelerated Reader Quizzes. Some of those are Best Class Average, Overall Best Class Average, 100% on Quizzes, Most Improved, Class Best Average and at Grade Level. Kids love reading at Roosevelt, and are excited to see their progress move forward!!
Adopt A Book at the Roosevelt Library
Every fall students have the opportunity to “Adopt A Book”. For $10 students can adopt a new book for the library. A book label is placed inside honoring the student for his gift of adoption to the school Each student gets recognized on his/her birthday with a treat bag and a paperback book for their participation and support of the library. Students love participating in this project and seeing their names and those of their friends in the books they have adopted over the years. Funds raise from this project fund books for the library as well as motivational prizes for Accelerated Reader.
Author and Illustrator Visits Roosevelt students
Author & Illustrator Steve Riley treated Roosevelt students students, in grades 1-5, to a wonderful assembly recently. He presented an exciting, funny and educational presentation on the writing process, the parts of a story, and his illustration techniques. Mr. Riley showed his original sketches for his first book, Little Ty Cooney and the Big Yosemite Race. Students were entranced by his sketching ability, and several were given some of his original sketches to take home!! The assembly lasted an hour and our kids thoroughly enjoyed all of it!!
The money earned from the Library E waste fundraiser was used to pay the $500 fee for this event. The Author Steve Riley, also discounted his fee by 1/2 of his usual cost. Many students also bought his books, about the frisky raccoon, which he sold to us for ½ off. The author/illustrator stayed during lunch to personalize and sign them as well. It was a great experience for students to meet an actual author.
Also bought with these monies were 50 non-fiction books ranging in topics from Animals to Muscle Cars. So please save your E waste to support our Library E waste events so we can continue doing these “extras” that would be difficult to afford otherwise.