• Dear Students, Families, and Staff,

    As we enter into a time of extended learning, please visit the Glenwood Hub Online for a growing list of resources and services for your student.  I've always had wonderful digital resources listed on every link on the Library tab.  However, this list will continue to grow throughout this current extended learning experience.  This school year, I introduced Biblionasium to 4th graders.  This resource is a fun, reading-focused social network for kids ages 6-13.   Biblionasium connects students in an encouraging community of friends, family and their educators.  Biblionasium excites, engages and encourages a love of the written word (direct excerpts from Biblionasium).  This subscription is integrated with Destiny Online Catalog.  I would like to use this extended learning time to get the entire learning community onboard with this powerful resource.  I am working on posting online tutorials to help all parents and students to access this resource.  I am exploring the best platform to present Biblionasium without face to face instruction.  In the meantime, please feel free to use the wonderful resources that are readily available.  Of course, if you happen to know a 4th grader, please ask them about accessing Biblionasium.  :-)

    4th and 5th graders:  Please note that the LitCon Book Mark contest has been extended until Friday, May 29, 2020!  Please keep working on those beautiful book marks. 

    Check out the Digital Resources page for a growing list of resources!  You will find the Glenwood Hub Virtual LIBRARY/READING Resources very helpful.  Adventure awaits, so.....Keep on Reading! Finally, pleasee continue reading our library blog below.

    Mrs. Bell


    Mrs. Bell with books  

    The Glenwood Elementary School (GES) Library Media Center supports and enhances the school's curriculum by establishing a learning environment that facilitates access to resources and services that addresses the learning styles and needs of all members within the learning community. Our goal is to have literature and resources that foster equity and diversity. 
    GES library media center operates on a comprehensive 21st Century library media program with an open flexible schedule that encourages student and staff usage throughout the day. This flexible access model promotes equitable usage of physical and virtual library resources with collaboration among all teachers and staff to design, implement and evaluate inquiry and project-based lessons.

    You may ask, "How many books may I check out at one time?" 

    Kindergarten = 1 book through January; 2 books from January until the end of the school year.  Please note:  All kindergarten students will start the year checking out one book per visit.  In January, students will be able to check out a total of 2 books.

    1st and 2nd Grade = 2 books 

    3rd = 3 books

    4th Grade = 4 books

    5th Grade = 5 books

    Please keep in mind that all students may come more than one time per day and throughout the week! Book circulation begins at 7:25 and ends at 2:15 pm. 

  • Congratulations to Dylan H. for winning the LitCon Bookmark Contest!

    Posted by Tracy Bell on 6/9/2020

    Dylan based his creative artwork on the book The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson.  He challenges every reader to..."Never Stop Looking for a Good Book!"  Way to go, Dylan!  We are all proud of you!

    Never Stop Looking for a Good Book! by Dylan H.

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  • MacKids InvestiGator Contest

    Posted by Tracy Bell on 5/27/2020

    MacKids is sponsoring an InvestiGators "Invent a V.E.S.T." Contest.  We thought that this was really cool since we are the InvestiGators here at Glenwood.  Here is the information from the website: 

    Your Mission: Invent a V.E.S.T.!

    The InvestiGators need your help! Kids can invent their own V.E.S.T. (that's Very Exciting Spy Technology) that Mango and Brash can use to fight the forces of evil.

    Upload their essay, drawing, photo, or video explaining what their V.E.S.T. is and how it works! John Patrick Green, creator of InvestiGators, will pick one lucky winner whose invention will be featured in an upcoming book!

    Click on the link to enter.

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  • LitCon Bookmark Contest ends on Friday, May 29, 2020

    Posted by Tracy Bell on 5/14/2020

    4th and 5th graders:  Please note that the LitCon Book Mark contest has been extended until Friday, May 29, 2020!  Please keep working on those beautiful book marks. 

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  • Let's Celebrate Asian-Pacific Heritage Month!

    Posted by Tracy Bell on 5/4/2020

    Excerpts from the paragraph below were taken from Share My Lesson Asian Pacific Heritage Month.

    We are joining oin the Share My Lesson community in celebrating the rich generations and experiences  of Asian and Pacific Islander (API) Americans who have enriched global society, playing a critical role in its development and success.  Using Share My Lesson's wealth of prek-12 digital resources, we will explore the remarkable contributions that API Americans have given to history, culture, the sciences, industry, government and more. As we  recognize the vast achievements of the API community,  we would like for students and our entire learning community to understand diverse perspectives and the difficult struggles that API Americans have grappled with throughout the history of the United States.


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  • Happy National Library Week!

    Posted by Tracy Bell on 4/20/2020

    Please be sure to take all of the challenges on Twitter @glenwoodgator this week.  Check out Glenwood Hub_VIRTUAL LIBRARY/READING RESOURCES for fun reading activities.


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  • LitWorld Global Heart Map Project

    Posted by Tracy Bell on 4/15/2020

    Please consider participating in LitWorld's Global Heart Map Project.  Heart Maps allow help us to connect with others.  All Glenwood Gators are invited to connect with others around the world by being part of our #GlobalHeartMap Project!  LitWorld Global Heart Map Project

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  • Celebrating Poetry and Library Month!

    Posted by Tracy Bell on 4/13/2020

    Hello Glenwood Gators,

    Did you know that April is National Poetry Month and National Library Month?  Wow!  We have lots to celebrate.  Please visit the Reading Adventures page to hear poems and short stories!

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  • Reading Adventures are here!

    Posted by Tracy Bell on 3/31/2020

    As promised, I created an online storytime.  I am still working on getting the footage uploaded to the online platform that I have selected.  Never fear, poetry is here!  To kick off Poetry Month, I was able to post our first reading adventure using Voki.com.  Please view the Reading Adventures tab to hear a few funny poems.  I decided to submit updates in this blog format.  I hope this is helpful.  Please come back often!

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