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Arthur Ashe Jr ES awarded 3 Donors Choose Projects.

Posted by on Mar 2, 2017 in Awards, Library Events, Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Arthur Ashe Jr. Elementary School library has been awarded 3 Donors Choose Projects this year.

The projects include: “Lego of My Imagination”, which helped purchase materials to create and use in a Lego wall as well as Lego books, “Who’s Who in the Library”, which purchased 20 biographies for the library and was funded in large part by author Brad Meltzer, and “No Child Left Behind in the Library”, which funded the purchase of Braille books, board books, and books in Spanish. Altogether the projects help fund nearly $800 of materials.

for more information on Donor Choose, click here.

Longdale ES and Glen Allen ES have mystery hangout

Posted by on Mar 1, 2017 in Learning Experiences, Library Events | 0 comments

Second grade students at Longdale Elementary had a blast participating in a Mystery Hangout with students from Glen Allen Elementary School. As a team, the students used questioning and map skills to determine the GAES students’ mystery state. We can’t wait to do it again!


Fair Oaks receives new grant

Posted by on Feb 21, 2017 in Awards, Library Events | 0 comments

Kim Slayton, librarian at Fair Oaks, co-wrote a collaborative grant with Corinne Schofield, art teacher. They were recently awarded a second HEF grant that will support a school-wide gardening experience to improve the courtyard, a local artist painting a wall mural, and purchasing books for all students.


Steven K. Smith visits Longdale ES

Posted by on Feb 21, 2017 in Library Events | 0 comments

For the past few months, students and teachers at Longdale Elementary School have been reading books from the Virginia Mysteries series, written by Steven K. Smith. The  author spoke with 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders at Longdale last week. They talked about what makes a great book, the importance of editing, and the historical places he chose for the settings  in his books.  A trivia contest was held the week before, with winners receiving personally autographed copies of the books.


Finding a “Just Right” book

Posted by on Feb 7, 2017 in Lesson Highlights, Library Events, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Second grade students at Longdale Elementary School wrote scripts and created videos to teach classmates about choosing a “just right” book in the library. This is one example of their fabulous work!