Hello, CYES Families!
PLEASE, boys and girls, do not worry about returning library books! Yes, keep your books in a safe place, take care of your books, and plan to return them when we see one another again. Fifth Grade Students, any CYES library books that you have may eventually be returned in one of two ways:
1. They may be returned by a brother/sister/parent  in the fall.
2. You may return them at your middle school library and your new librarian will be sure that we get them back.
3. (OK, I know I said only 'two' above, but I just thought of a third!) You may return them at our August meet and greet (if you are able to!).
PLEASE do not leave school library books in the Free Little Library. If you have questions, please e-mail or DOJO me. 

I am hoping that your children are continuing to read at home! Some follow-up activities to engage children in after they read may include:

1. Drawing a picture of their favorite character or part of the story.
2.  Summarizing what they read using first, then, next, last.
3. Identifying the main idea (big picture) that the author is trying to relay.
4. Writing a letter or diary entry from a character's perspective.
5. Creating a new/different ending for the story.
6. Asking, "If you could continue this story, write a sequel, what do you see happening next?"
7. Asking younger students to identify sight words they may recognize while reading.
8. Asking children what connections they can make to the story or characters in the story.
9. Asking children what they would like to learn more about (research links to World Book Online and Culture Grams below).
10. Allowing children time to create their own story/comic. This can be done through Wixie, which may be accessed through Clever.

Students can always e-mail me, masterba@pwcs.edu, to share what they are reading or any activities that they are working on at home. I would love to know what students/families are doing to stay busy! I promise that I will answer each and every e-mail.

As a county, we do have access to WorldBook Online (access through Clever) or:
http://www.worldbookonline.com
REMOTE USER NAME AND PASSWORD AVAILABLE IN DOJO POST OR AVAILABLE BY E-MAILING ME AT masterba@pwcs.edu

AND
Culture Grams (access through Clever) or:
http://online.culturegrams.com
REMOTE USER NAME AND PASSWORD AVAILABLE IN DOJO POST OR AVAILABLE BY E-MAILING ME AT masterba@pwcs.edu

Hoping that you are staying safe know that your students are missed!
Mrs. Masterson