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.
SCHOLASTIC SUMMER READING CHALLENGE
May 7, 2018 - September 7, 2018!
Log into https://digital.scholastic.com to record your minutes read.
Remember to be honest about the minutes you are recording.
Ask an adult permission to use the computer.
Reading activities that count towards your minutes read are:
reading for homework,
reading in class,
reading in a textbook,
listening to a story read aloud,
reading aloud to another person,
reading the newspaper or a magazine,
reading for fun.
** These minutes can also be used for the Holy Cross Summer Reading program as well as the reading program at your local public library.
Pre-Kindergarten: Tuesday (storytime) and Thursday (check out day)
Kindergarten: Tuesday and Wednesday
First Grade: Tuesday and Thursday
Second Grade: Monday and Wednesday
Third Grade: Tuesday and Wednesday
Fourth Grade: Tuesday and Thursday
Fifth Grade: Tuesday and Thursday
Sixth Grade: Monday and Wednesday
Seventh Grade: Tuesday and Friday
Eighth Grade: Wednesday
Kindergarten through Seventh Grade are split classes.
One half will be in the library an one half will be in the computer lab.
Please check with your student to see what day they attend library.
“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!