Mrs. Machovec
School Librarian
Machovkl@pwcs.edu

Mrs. Rabak
Library Media Assistant
RabakTL@pwcs.edu

The Scholastic Book Fair is open!!!  It will run from 9/18 until the end of the month!  All Order will be shipped directly to your house.  Shipping is free for orders over $25.  
Thanks for yours support
https://www.scholastic.com/bf/westridgeelementaryschool22


DOT DAY Activity

https://quivervision.com/coloring-packs

Search DOT DAY

Tell me about what you are reading!
  Please feel free to use this flip grid all summer along!  You never know when you are going to end up seeing yourself on WKNT News.

Use this link to get to the flip grid

https://flipgrid.com/837ddd96 

The Password is WRESlibrary

(Flip grid videos could be used for Book Talk Tuesday on the WKNT news)



If you don't already have a library card for PWC you can sign up for a digital one using this website
https://www.pwcgov.org/government/dept/library/Pages/How-To-Get-A-Library-Card.aspx

You can access all of these programs with your  PWCS library card

https://www.pwcgov.org/government/dept/library/Pages/digitallibrary.aspx

 Brain Pop  www.brainpop.com  Email Machovkl@pwcs.edu for user name and password
 Pebble Go  www.pebblego.com Education resource – will read aloud passages to students. Covers topics in the areas of animals, science, biographies, social studies, and Dinosaurs  Email Machovkl@pwcs.edu for user name and password
 World book Online  www.worldbookonline.com Online encyclopedia   Email Machovkl@pwcs.edu for user name and password
 Culture Grams  http://Online.culturegrams.com Culture Grams, a fun and friendly way to research geography, word and local culture.  Email Machovkl@pwcs.edu for user name and password
 Encyclopedia Virginia  http://www.encyclopediavirginia.org/ Encyclopedia Virginia (EV) is an authoritative and user-friendly resource on the history and culture of Virginia  No Password Needed
 Story online   http://www.storylineonline.net/    'Storyline Online' features professional actors reading notable children's books and extending supplemental activities for each book co-developed by an early literacy specialist   No Password needed
 Additional websites
 

 

Here is a link to a variety of resources that are offering free services at this time. 

https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/childrens
https://www.pwcs.edu/departments/Instructional_technology/learning_materials 


Read Across America Week

March 2nd – March 6th

Monday 3/2

Wear Red and White for Dr. Seuss’ Birthday – One School, One Book Kickoff

Tuesday 3/3

NO SCHOOL – Voting Day

Wednesday 3/4

Wear your PJs – Cozy up with a good book for Drop Everything and Read Time (DEAR)

Thursday 3/5

Dress like a friend or wear a great pair of crazy socks – Buddy Reading Day We make a great Pair

Friday 3/6

Wear your house shirt 5 Houses, 1 Family – Do something kind like Humphrey – Book Swap Day



I am very excited to be joining the Westridge staff!  I am originally from Western, NY and have been in Prince William county since 2005.  

Thank you to all that supported the book fair this school year!  You can shop online at any time if you were not able to find a title you were looking for at the fair!  Thanks again!!

https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=westridgeelementaryschool23




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Virginia Readers' Choice 2019-2020

The new list of books for the 2019-2020 Virginia Readers' Choice competition have been announced. These books are will be available in our Penn Library for you to check out. Voting for our favorites will take place next spring so why not get started now and see how many you can read before then!


Primary 

This is a Ball by Beck Stanton

The Boo Boo that Changed the World by Barry Wittenstein

Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall

When’s My Birthday? By Julie Fogliano Sing

Don’t Cry by Angela Dominguez

What If... by Samantha Berger

Little Penguin and the Lollipop by Tadgh Bentley

Alfie (The Turtle that Disappeared) by Thyra Heder

Can I be Your Dog? by Tony Cummings

Give Me Back My Book by Travis Foster 

Elementary 

Lemons by Melissa Savage

Shadows at Jamestown by Steven K. Smith

Her Right Foot by Dave Eggers

The Losers Club by Andrew Clements

Confessions from the Principal’s Kid by Robin Mellom

Pablo and Birdy by Alison McGhee

They Didn’t Teach This in Worm School by Simone Lia

Adventures of Henry Whiskers by Gigi Priebe

Dazzle Ships: World War I and the Art of Confusion by Chris Barton

Front Desk by Kelly Yang


Last Year's Winners:  

VA Reader's Choice 
2018-2019


Primary Winner:

The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors 
by 
Drew Daywalt

Elementary Winner:

Wish 
by 
Barbara O'Connor
 












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