Friday, February 28, 2014

Texas Bluebonnet Award Announcement!!

Sonntag Bluebonnet Readers cast their votes on January 24th. They were a part of the 181,734 students across the great state of Texas who cast their votes to choose the 2013-2014 winner. Check out the results!

Before Kyle rides a school bus for the first time, his older brother gives him a list of rules he must follow but after breaking every single one the first day, Kyle discovers the rule his brother left out.


Wow!! Sonntag had a 3-way tie!!! Check out our 3 winners!!! 

August "Auggie" Pullman, a boy born with an incredible facial deformity, is finally ready to go to a public school for the beginning of his fifth grade year. Inside he feels just like other kids, but his face may separate him from potential friends forever.


Claudette wants nothing more than to slay a giant but her little village is too safe and quiet.

741.5 AGU

Cupcake runs a successful bakery with his best friend, Eggplant, but dreams of going abroad to meet his idol, Turkish Delight, who is the most famous pastry chef in the world.

741.5 VAR

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Library Stats: January Edition

(January Edition)

Happy February, Y'all!! January was a fantastically busy month for all!! The library launched the 4th annual Six Flags Read to Succeed Program. In addition, students and teachers enjoyed the 2nd annual Read It Forward program. Here are the two books that the stuedents have shared in this wonderful reading program:

Kinder - 2nd Graders read Z is for Moose by Kelly Bingham

3rd - 5th Graders enjoyed Glory Be by Augusta Scattergood

Check out the other happenings in the Sonntag Library for the month of January. Happy reading! :)

Number of Whole Class Visits: 

Number of Total Items Circulated (Checkouts & Checkins)

Number of Items in Collection

Library Instruction/Programs/Community Outreach 
Hosted Preschool Storytime with Sonntag's lil readers! 
Kicked off the 2nd annual Read It Forward program
Planned and coached the 2013-3014 Spelling UIL team 
Promoted the 2013-2014 Texas Bluebonnet Award Program with 3-5 grades
Hosted the 4th Annual Bluebonnet Voting Party on January 24th for 3rd, 4th, & 5th graders
Promoted the 2013-2014 2x2 Reading Program with Preschool-2nd grades
Presented a weekly Good Morning Sonntag Book Bits update
Updated the Where in the World Do You Read? board
Maintained student writer & new items displays to promote reading interests 
Updated a daily Fact of the Day by Mrs. Mattei fact
Open checkout every day for all Sonntag students, parents, and staff
Planned weekly preschool storytimes with future Sonntag students and families  
Coordinated parent library volunteers

Administrative Activities 
Prepared for the spring Scholastic Book Fair
Planned library activities through Spring Break
Creating QR codes for books in the library to allow students to connect with their next books
Planned for the 4th annual Six Flags Read to Succeed Program
Added new items to the library collection as well as weeding damaged books out of the collection
Collaborated with teachers to pull library materials for classroom lessons
Maintained the mobile app for the Sonntag Library
Maintained a blog for staff to discuss book club books
Adjusted the library schedule to accommodate classes for various activities 
Contributed to Specials weekly newsletter
Purchased new library books and materials 
Updated library blog and Twitter account frequently
Opened new parent accounts
Hosted new and returning library volunteers

Professional Development Activities 
Attended campus and district library meetings
Read and kept up with new professional library journals & added new materials to future book orders

On the Horizon...
4th Annual Bluebonnet Voting Party in January for 3rd, 4th, & 5th graders
4th Annual Six Flags Read to Succeed logs are due Friday, February 21st!
Books purchased at the spring Scholastic Book Fair are on the way

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