Mrs. Amanda Louie
“To be understood as to understand,
To be loved as to love, For it is in giving that we receive. . .”
~ from The Prayer of Saint Francis
Welcome! My name is Amanda Louie and I am excited to be the librarian this year at Holy Cross Catholic School. I was born and raised in northern Utah and moved to Oregon in 1994 to attend the University of Portland, where I earned a Masters of Education degree with a reading endorsement. I began my teaching career at Holy Cross in 1998. I have taught at two other schools but returned to Holy Cross because it feels like home. I have taught in every grade from 3rd grade to 8th grade. I have also taught Title One Reading.
This summer, I went to the University of Notre Dame to begin their English as a New Language program as a Hernandez Fellow through the ACE Program. During the school year, I will continue with this program on-line and by the end of the year, have met the requirements to add the ESOL endorsement to my teaching license. This program helps me better understand how to teach students learning to speak English as well as support the teachers in their classrooms.
LIBRARY SCHEDULE 2018- 2019
Students will come to the library once a week. I see half the class at a time.
Please ask your child's teacher what day your child comes to the library.
Pre-K; Tuesday (storytime), Thursday (check out day)
Kindergarten; Tuesday & Wednesday
First Grade; Tuesday & Thursday
Second Grade; Monday & Wednesday
Third Grade; Tuesday & Thursday
Fourth Grade; Tuesday & Thursday
Fifth Grade; Tuesday & Thursday
Sixth Grade; Monday & Wednesday
Seventh Grade; Monday
Eighth Grade; Wednesday
“When you open a book with your children, you are opening the world for them.
You are making them think and wonder, and want to know more.
You are helping them to do well in school. Best of all, you are enjoying time together as a family.”
1. Talk with your children as you play, shop, or work around the house. Listen to what they say. Ask questions.
2. Read to your children.
3. Let your children see you read.
4. Ask older children to read to younger ones.
5. Go to the library together.
6. Give your children books about their special interests.
7. Keep books, magazines, and newspapers around your home.
8. Plan outings for your children.
9. Say rhymes and poetry, or sing songs.
10. Tell stories about your family.
GENERAL LIBRARY INFORMATION
All students come to the library each week for a lesson and to check out books. Reading or being read to each night at home is a key to success in school. Please ask your child/children to share with you the book(s) that he/she checked out of our school library.
The students review the 5 Finger Rule for selecting a "just right book" to check out of the library. Each student opens a book in the middle, reads the page and raises a finger for each word he/she can't pronounce. If 1-3 fingers are raised, the book is "just right." If 4-5 fingers are raised, the search for a "just right" book continues. If no fingers are raised, it is too easy.
If you have any concerns about the book(s) being checked out by your child/children, please contact me. My goal is to help you and your child have an enjoyable reading experience while improving reading skills.
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO CONTINUES TO DONATE
BOOKS AND LIBRARY MATERIALS THROUGHOUT THE SCHOOL YEAR.
THE STUDENTS GREATLY BENEFIT FROM YOUR GENEROSITY!