Winter Break Reading Incentive Calendar

Color in each day that you read during Winter Break ( 20-40 min).
Once the calendar is finished turn it in to Ms. Golish and you will earn a reading reward.
Have a warm and wonderful Winter Break!

The Enchanted Forest Book Fair is on its way!!!!

Join us Nov. 12 - 16
Enchanted Book Fair Hours
Monday + Wednesday 7:30 am – 4:30 pm
Tuesday + Thursday 7:30am – 6:30 pm
Friday 7:30am – 2:00 pm 
(after that the Fair will float off like fairy dust in the wind)
*Online Book Fair is from Nov. 8-22 at

All That Reading Really Does Matter!

Nagy, Anderson, and Herman Study published in 1987
It All Adds Up.
1.8 million Multiplied by 6 Elementary School Years
10.8 Million 
 mind-blowing WORDS!!!
Now that's FUN!!!!

Book Fair and Library Food Drive---

Digger Dash Green Egging... Our Principals Are Great Sports!!!

The Digger Dash raised funds for great books for our Book Room. 
Thank you to our WONDERFUL  Principals for being such great sports!!!


Recommended Reading for Third and Fourth Grade

Frindle by Andrew Clements

Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein

Fortunately The Milk by Neil Gaiman

One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes

The Trouble With Chickens by Doreen Cronin

Holes by Louis Sachar

From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg

Smile by Raina Telgemeier

The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket

Are You Ready For...

Come to the library and check out the great selection of football books.
 There is something for everyone!

Sign-ups for Battle Of The Books

Battle Of The Books Sign-ups are Sept. 17 - Sept. 20. 
(goes live Monday at 8:00 am)
The link is in the Electronic Thursday Folders and can 
be found in the Gold Rush Principal's Message.

BOTB is a reading incentive program organized and conducted by the Douglas County Libraries. 
Students are required to read the 10 selected books and write 3-4  "In Which Book.." questions per chapter. 
Books should be completed by the end of November -- it is a lot of reading!
In January we ask the Parker librarians to come to GRE and host our school battle to determine which teams will represent our school in the inter-school battles. 
The Parker Inter-school BOTB schedule has not been released yet, but it begins in February. 
Our school battles other Parker elementary schools and they work their way up the brackets.  The length of our season depends on how far we go in the competition-- I expect a strong team and think we will go far this year.

 Schedule for the season --so far.

  Tuesdays at 7:45 am

        Sept. 25 ( first practice)
        Oct. 2, 16, 23, 30
        Nov.  27
        Dec. 4, 11, 18
        Jan- TBA- Big School Battle

Hooray!! Battle Of The Books 2018-19

Hooray! Hooray! It's Battle Of the Books Time!

Great Book Suggestions For First Grade Friends

            Books and Series
  Recommended for First Grade

       1.     Fly High, Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold  ( Series)
       2.     Five Little Monkeys Jumping On The Bed
       by Eileen Christelow
       3.     Biscuit wants to Play by Alyssa Capucilli (series)
       4.     My Weird School Goes To The Museum
       by Dan Gutman ( Series)
       5.     Hot Rod Hamster by Cynthia Lord ( Series)
       6.     Russell The Sheep by Rob Scotton
       7.     Walk On! By Marla Frazee
       8.     The Paper Boy by Dav Pilkey
       9.     Nate the Great and the Wandering Word

       by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat (Series)