Ms. Erlitz is our librarian on Wednesdays. Email Contact:
Library Class Schedule 2019-2020Students in grades K-5 have library class every week for 30 minutes.
Book Return June 15 & 16
Last day of school June 23.
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When Homework or Projects are assigned, you will find information here.
Volunteers can sign up to help in the library. Questions: Please contact Meredith Pokorny
Volunteers must be on the approved volunteer list in the office BEFORE they can work in the library.
All volunteers must be trained by either Mrs. Hembree or Mrs. Pokorny before they can work in the library.
All Cougar Ridge Library books will be collected on June 15 & 16 during the personal item pick up time. Please place the books in a bag and hand them to the helpers at the drop off line.
There's nothing like a lesson on research and databases to get kids to shut down and stop the engines. I think I might find a few adults who are reluctant learners when it comes to research.
However, when you link research + databases + game-based learning = SUCCESS!
For the three weeks of June, all K-5 students will be practicing using the ISD databases, mapping skills, research and critical thinking to figure out the answer to the 5 Clue Challenge. The k-2 students will be playing the Animal Edition, 3 & 4 are playing the States Edition and the 5th graders are playing the World Edition.
It's time to learn and have some fun at the same time!
Greetings from the library! I hope your children enjoy this week’s lesson on The Adventures of Huggie and Stick by Drew Daywalt. The assignment is listed in Seesaw and in Teams for Goldfinch, Kanaga, Hand and all of grade 5.
For the three full weeks of June the students will be playing a 5 Clue Challenge Game with me to help them practice using research databases, geography and critical thinking skills. The students in grades K-2 will play the “Animal Edition”, grades 3&4 will have the “States Edition” and grade 5 will have the “World Edition”. The object is to listen to the clues, use the databases and think critically to try to guess my animal or where I am before I disclose the final clue. I think the gaming nature of the lessons will be a fun way to close the school year.
Library Books – We will be collecting Library books on June 15 and 16. More details about the drop off will come in the Cougar Ridge Newsletter. I sent a notice to all families about 10 days ago that listed all checked out library books. If you have further questions about your child’s library books, please email me at email@example.com I know that many books are in the classroom, and I will be going to each room to collect them. I will send an updated book notice to families with the corrected information before June 15th.
Enjoy the sunshine!
Julie Hembree, CR Librarian
All classes are doing a lesson on the book The Wall in the Middle of the Book by Jon Agee. There lesson is in Seesaw or on Teams (Hand, Kanaga, Goldfinch, and all 5th grade classes). This is a book that has many different layers and interpretations. The author purposely uses the gutter as a major part of the book to the point that it's nearly a main character, even though it never speaks.
Many of you are asking when books can be returned. I still don't have the answer yet to that question. Keep the books buddled up in a bag and they will be ready as soon as I get the word to you.
There will be lessons next week as it's time to vote for our favorite Washington Children's Choice Books! It's not a time intensive lesson, I hope everyone will find the time to do it and have their voice heard.
Have a wonderful and safe Memorial Day weekend.
Library Lessons Distance Learning
April 13-17 Spring Break
Library Lesson Publishing during Distance Learning starting April 20, 2020
April 27-May 1
Distance Learning Transition
Library Time week 2
September https://sway.office.com/PCpRPNnnP3odp8d3?ref=Link Grades 3-5
September https://sway.office.com/ydSkB0jse6phlZut?ref=Link Grades K-2
Reading at Home? Try these Reading Resources.
We have been set up with free remote access to PebbleGo and Capstone Interactive eBooks. This access is valid through at least April 26, 2020. We hope these resources are helpful to your children during this sensitive time.
Student Access Instructions
PebbleGo: Visit www.pebblego.com and click "Sign In"
Capstone Interactive eBooks: Visit www.mycapstonelibrary.com and click "Log In"
Cougar Ridge Elementary
Issaquah School District
Cougar Ridge Library Mission Statement
In the Cougar Ridge library, we share the mission of the American Library Association: "To ensure that students and staff are effective users and producers of ideas and information."
In addition, the mission of the Cougar Ridge Library is to inform learners, inspire creativity, and instill a passion for reading.
Does your child love to read? The library is open during lunch recess for quiet reading everyday except Wednesdays. Students must come with a book and read quietly.
Please know that I expect students to check out or renew a book each week. We have an amazing collection for students to choose from.
Reading and knowing how to find resources in a library are vital life skills.
The Cougar Ridge Library has eBooks.
We have purchased Capstone eBooks for Cougar Ridge student and teacher use. These eBooks can be read on any device with an internet connection - iPad, tablet, laptop, desktop, etc.
Students can read these books independently or have a book read to them. The audio versions use real actors, not computerized voices.
Get access for these eBooks on our Library Catalog.
Students have been given the Username and password. This information can't be shared on the internet.
Library Catalog - Click to view and search the Cougar Ridge library catalog. Fourth and fifth grade students can login to access their personal accounts where they are able to view their current checkouts, overdue books, place holds and recommend books to fellow students.
Why is Reading Important?
Library Policies and Procedures
All students are required to check out at least 1 book each time they come to library class.
I believe finding and checking out books is an important life skill and needs constant independent practice. Finding a book at a public library with an adult is completely different than independently finding a book in our library to read or for a project in our library.
I also have the skills to make specific recommendations for students to find the books that are best for them.
Overdue Book Policy