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Summer Reading Begins on June 1 and is due AUGUST 29th!  
Click the link below to print a copy.
Have a great summer!
In case you were wondering, our top readers last summer read between 10,800 - 12,419 pages!!!






Looking for something to do this summer!  Go to MOUND ELEMENTARY Tuesday Mornings from 10-12 June 6, 13, 20 (I'll be there that morning), 27, July 4, 11, 18, 25!  

Mound Summer Library Camp





Let's Round Up Our Books~!!

All books and fees are due in the library by Friday, MAY 19.  
Thank you!










The correct email is: gregoryhaught@sbcglobal.net

You may shop the Book Fair online beginning February 22 - March 7th. Visit this website for more information. All books will be sent to the school and there are no postage fees. 

http://www.scholastic.com/bf/academyatnoladunn1




November 14, 2016

*Help your child understand that print moves from left to right and top to bottom on a page.
*Point to each word when reading to your child.
*Encourage your child to use the pictures to help them with the text.
*Take a picture walk. Have your child look through a book before reading. Let them make predictions about the story based on the picture walk.






Pumpkin/Gourd Book Character Contest

It’s Fall and time for our 7th annual Pumpkin/Gourd Book Character Contest. Each entry must dress/decorate a pumpkin or gourd as their favorite book character and create a poem about their character to go with it. Pumpkins and gourds must be in good condition with no cuts (or better yet…use a faux pumpkin). Each entry name will be put in a drawing for prizes. Two winners will be drawn for each grade level.  All entries must be in the library on October 27 or October 28 (no earlier than that please). Winners from the drawing will be announced on Friday, November 4th . All entries must be removed by Friday, November 4th. .

 Thank you.  Mrs. Patterson

K-1st  grade:                  3 word poem, can be name, color, and shape.

                                    Example: Elmo, Red, Fuzzy.

2nd-3rd grade:            3 line -5 line poem.

            Example:         Little Red Riding Hood,

                                    Goes through the forest alone

                                    Before the Wolf she stood,

                                    Scared, she grabbed her phone.

4th-5th grade:   5 lines or more, can be an acrostic, ABC poem, limerick, etc.

       Example:  (Harry Potter)

Poor little

                                    Orphan

                                    Tested and

                                    True,

                                    Eager to

                                    Restore honor to his family.

 

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Please supply me with:

 

Student Name: __________________________Home room teacher:____________________

 

Character Name: __________________________________________       








October 3 -7 
Open daily from 7:45-3:15. 
Tuesday is Family Night 5:00-7:00
Fair closes Friday, Grandparents Day, at 11:45

Please visit our online fair at: http://www.scholastic.com/bf/academyatnoladunn
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It's time to save your Sunny D and Fruit 2O labels!  Please send them to the library.  For every 20 labels we receive 20 books!  :)  This is a great way for me to distribute new books to students in the winter for our Read Across Academy week!  










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2016-2017 Texas Bluebonnet Books
We are starting the new books on May 6th (this also coincides with the end of the 2015-2016 Bluebonnet Books). 
 Here is a link to the book trailers for you viewing enjoyment.  
Be sure to frequent the Burleson Public Library over the summer to read these award winning books!  :)


https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmIp4XYo92bvc6bhqX39a01gU1cCZk3LW

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These titles make up the 2016-2017 Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List:


Applegate, Katherine. Crenshaw. Feiwel and Friends / Macmillan, 2015.

Barnett, Mac and Jory John. The Terrible Two. Illustrated by Kevin Cornell. Amulet / Abrams, 2015.

Barton, Chris. The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch. Illustrated by Don Tate. Eerdmans, 2015.

Beasley, Cassie. Circus Mirandus. Illustrations by Diana Sudyka. Dial / Penguin, 2015.

Camper, Cathy. Lowriders in SpaceIllustrated by Raúl The Third. Chronicle, 2014.

Cronin, Doreen. The Chicken Squad. Illustrated by Kevin Cornell. Atheneum / Simon & Schuster, 2014.

Gibbs, Stuart. Space Case. Simon & Schuster, 2014.

Grimes, Nikki. Poems in the Attic. Illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon. Lee & Low, 2015.

Jamieson, Victoria. Roller Girl. Dial / Penguin, 2015.

Jenkins, Emily. A Fine Dessert. Illustrated by Sophie Blackall. Schwartz & Wade / Random House, 2015.  

Jones, Kelly. Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer. Illustrated by Katie Kath. Knopf / Random House, 2015.

Lieb, Josh. RatscaliburIllustrated by Tom Lintern. Razorbill / Penguin, 2015.

Lord, Cynthia. A Handful of Stars. Scholastic, 2015.

Quinn, Spencer. Woof. Scholastic, 2015.

Robertson, Robbie. Hiawatha and the Peacemaker. Illustrated by David Shannon. Abrams, 2015.

Rockliff, Mara. Mesmerized: How Ben Franklin Solved a Mystery that Baffled All of France. Illustrated by Iacopo Bruno. Candlewick, 2015.

Ross, Joel N. The Fog Diver. HarperCollins, 2015.

Ryan, Pam Muñoz. Echo. Scholastic, 2015.

Segel, Jason and Miller, Kirsten. Nightmares! Illustrated by Karl Kwasny. Delacorte / Random House, 2014.

Vernon, Ursula. Hamster Princess: Harriet the Invincible. Dial / Penguin, 2015.




























































































The book fair comes April 18-22!  
Hours:  Monday - Thursday: 7:45-3:15 (parents be sure to sign in at the office
Tuesday night is FAMILY NIGHT!  5:00-7:00
Friday 7:45-Noon

Feel free to start shopping online beginning 4/10 or visit this website for more information!
http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/academyatnoladunn


Bluebonnet Voting!!
January 25!  

How can I vote?  
If you are a 3rd-5th grade student and have read 5 of the Bluebonnet Books by January 22 (and answered the online questions), 
you'll be on the list to attend our Voting/Banana Split Party!  :)
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Purchase items from our Online Bookfair 
GOING ON NOW!!!


http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/academyatnoladunn2




October 15, 2015
I have sent in 200 Sunny D, Fruit 2 O upc labels to date!  
Keep sending labels please!  





Author Visit
November 2nd


Author Polly Holyoke will be spending the day with our campus on November 2nd. She will be talking about her two books, The Neptune Project and The Neptune Challenge. These fiction novels are geared towards 3-5th grade. Students may purchase The Neptune Project at the upcoming Book Fair for around $6.99. I will save the books and have Polly autograph them when she is here. If students want to purchase The Neptune Challenge, I recommend they place orders on Amazon or Barnes & Noble now and turn them in to me to have them autographed. The hardback version is $16.99.

Here's what Polly will cover with the kids:

K-2: At this half hour presentation, Holly will talk briefly about how she went about creating and writingThe Neptune Project and how much she learned about dolphins while researching the book. She'll talk a bit about dolphins and discuss their habitat, place on the food chain, and their role as a predator in the ocean. She'll play an echolocation game with her puppets too.

3-5th Grade: Polly will present: The Secrets of Becoming A Good Writer. She'll also talk about getting specific about what to write, discuss basic elements of a story, and brainstorm examples of ways to making writing more vibrant and detailed. She will share how she researched, plotted and wrote her books. 

I'm so excited to have her come!  :)







PUMPKIN BOOK CHARACTER 
Due: November 12 & 13
PICK UP on Nov. 20

It’s Fall and time for our 6th annual Pumpkin/Gourd Book Character Contest. Each entry must dress/decorate a pumpkin or gourd as their favorite book character and create a poem about their character to go with it. Pumpkins and gourds must be in good condition with no cuts (or better yet…use a faux pumpkin). Each entry name will be put in a drawing for prizes. Two winners will be drawn for each grade level.  All entries must be in the library between November 12 & 13 (no earlier than that please due to pumpkin leakage and deterioration). Winners will be announced on Friday, November 20. All entries must be removed by Friday, November 20 .

 Thank you.  Mrs. Patterson

K-1st  grade:                  3 word poem, can be name, color, and shape.

                                    Example: Elmo, Red, Fuzzy.

2nd-3rd grade:            3 line -5 line poem.

            Example:         Little Red Riding Hood,

                                    Goes through the forest alone

                                    Before the Wolf she stood,

                                    Scared, she grabbed her phone.

4th-5th grade:   5 lines or more, can be an acrostic, ABC poem, limerick, etc.

       Example:  (Harry Potter)

Poor little

                                    Orphan

                                    Tested and

                                    True,

                                    Eager to

                                    Restore honor to his family.

 

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Please supply me with:

 

Student Name: __________________________Home room teacher:____________________

 

Character Name: __________________________________________       






Please send your Sunny D and Fruit2O labels to the library!  
For every 20 labels, we get 20 FREE BOOKS!!!! (Now through November 20) *Send them as you can. I'll be mailing them in weekly since it's "While supplies last".
THANK YOU!!!





TURN IN YOUR SUMMER READING SHEETS
 to Mrs. Patterson OR your teacher.  
They are all due by AUGUST 28th.  :)

Summer Reading Rewards will be presented at our first awards ceremony in October.  :) 



Summer Reading
begins Friday at 11:46 a.m.

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ALL BOOKS AND FEES DUE BY MAY 20th!
Thank you!  





The online Book Fair has begun!  
http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/academyatnoladunn

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March 6th Broadcast

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February 27: Broadcast
 
 

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February 20: Broadcast

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January 30, 2015



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Read Five and Decide!!
January 26 is the Voting Party for the 3rd-5th grade Bluebonnet Participants!!!  

January 16, 2015
A proud moment at our campus!  Academy's first video broadcast!!!

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Our 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students have been working hard since May, 2014 to complete 5 of the 2014 Bluebonnet Books. Those that read 5  by January 23rd at midnight will join me in the library to vote for their favorite book and enjoy a banana split!  
(4th and 5th graders needed to read 5 chapter books to be eligible.)


November 10, 2014
First Grade Story Walk
Mrs. Greene graciously provided yet another Story Walk this year for our First Grade students. Monday we enjoyed reading 
BAT 'S BIG GAME. Here are a few photos of our journey.


October 14, 2014

Pumpkin/Gourd Book Character Contest

It’s Fall and time for our 5th annual Pumpkin/Gourd Book Character Contest. Each entry must dress/decorate a pumpkin or gourd as their favorite book character and create a poem about their character to go with it. Pumpkins and gourds must be in good condition with no cuts (or better yet…use a faux pumpkin). Each entry name will be put in a drawing for prizes. Two winners will be drawn for each grade level.  All entries must be in the library between October 27th and October 28th (no earlier than that please due to pumpkin leakage and deterioration). Winners will be announced on Friday, October 31st . All entries must be removed by Friday, October 31st .

 Thank you.  Mrs. Patterson

K-1st  grade:                  3 word poem, can be name, color, and shape.

                                    Example: Elmo, Red, Fuzzy.

2nd-3rd grade:            3 line -5 line poem.

            Example:         Little Red Riding Hood,

                                    Goes through the forest alone

                                    Before the Wolf she stood,

                                    Scared, she grabbed her phone.

4th-5th grade:   5 lines or more, can be an acrostic, ABC poem, limerick, etc.

       Example:  (Harry Potter)

Poor little

                                    Orphan

                                    Tested and

                                    True,

                                    Eager to

                                    Restore honor to his family.

 

=================================================================

Please supply me with:

 

Student Name: __________________________Home room teacher:____________________

 

Character Name: __________________________________________      

 


September 23

From September 28th - October 18th you can purchase books from our ONLINE BOOK FAIR!

This is a great option for Grandparents and family members. 
Go to: 
 http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/academyatnoladunn1
  
All purchases will be shipped for free to the Academy at Nola Dunn. Your student will be notified when their order has arrived. What a great way to support literacy and your Academy at Nola Dunn Library! 


September 12

The Book Fair will be here October 6-10!!
Monday - Thursday
7:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Thursday Night FAMILY NIGHT
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Friday 
7:45 a.m. - Noon

Contact Shauna Ramos for volunteer opportunities: shauna2011@live.com

August 21
I would like you to send a photo of your student for my GET CAUGHT READING display. Please send a color copy or photo no larger than 5x7 of your child curled up somewhere reading a book (maybe a fun crazy place, the couch, hanging upside down, or in bed...) Have fun with it!  :)

August 19

Meet the Teacher is a fantastic time to turn in your Academy Library 
Summer Reading Program Log!  All completed forms are due by August 29th. 



The Burleson Public Library launches year-round reading program, Burleson Reads!
The Burleson Public Library is announcing the launch of Burleson Reads, a yearlong reading program! The Library will provide parents the option of tracking their children's reading throughout the school year and earn incentives for doing so. With the successful launch of the new online participation program during Summer Reading Club, the Burleson Reads program captures the convenience and fun of participation . . . making it summer reading all year long. Children aren't the only ones who can enjoy the program. Adults and teens are also included, but, unlike the children's incentives, adults and teens will be eligible for monthly prize drawings just for participating. 
Registration is ongoing, available online, through May 31, 2015.



If you'd like to get a Burleson Public Library Card, here is information (also found at www.burlesonlibrary.com). BE SURE TO NOTICE: Opportunities are available for non-residents to qualify for a library card through volunteer service to the library!!! Please contact them for more information!

++This is a new!

...

Library cards are issued at no charge if you live or own property within the city limits of Burleson.

Non-resident cards cost:
$25 for one year of unlimited checkouts from the Burleson Library only (single user)
$50 for one year of unlimited checkouts from the Burleson Library only (family membership)

Opportunities are available for non-residents to qualify for a library card through volunteer service to the library. Please contact us for more information.

To apply for a library card, you will need come to the library and fill out an application. Then, bring your completed application and photo ID to the circulation desk. Under 18? Be sure to bring your parent or legal guardian.

Note: If the address on your ID is not correct, you will also need to bring proof of address with you. We will accept any of the following items with your name and address:
•Printed personal check
•Utility bill
•First class mail
•Vehicle Insurance
•Vehicle Registration
•Lease Agreement
•Pay stub 


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The AND Summer Reading Program begins
June 6th at 11:46 a.m.!  

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The 2013-2014 Bluebonnets are over and it's time for
NEW BOOKS!!!
Click on the tab "2014-2015 Bluebonnet Books" for the new titles!! 

BE SURE TO VISIT THE BURLESON PUBLIC LIBRARY FOR THE NEW BLUEBONNET TITLES. SUMMERTIME IS A GREAT TIME TO WORK ON THE 20 BLUEBONNETS!!!!






THE LAST BOOK FAIR OF THE YEAR
March 17-21
Visit this site for information regarding this event
 and the 
Online Book Fair (ships books free to The Academy)


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February 20, 2014
The winning Bluebonnet Book for the State of Texas is...



January 30, 2014
 
The winning Bluebonnet Book for our campus is:


We can't wait to hear what the State of Texas vote is!  Stay tuned...
 
January 17, 2014
 
This  picture book arrived today and I just LOVE it!
Not only does it teach kids to try new things,  it provides a glimpse into a fictitious family
and how the parents interact with their son regarding
nature, health, and fitness!
In an age where technology, cell phones and television get in the way of having real conversations with our kids,
 this book reminds us how a simple walk with our loved ones can open up a world of possibilities! 
CHECK IT OUT~  :)
 
January 7, 2014!!
Happy New Year
 
Only 20 days until the Bluebonnet Voting Party! 
Admission = 5 books read (with documents submitted) 
from the
Bluebonnet List by January 24th!
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DECEMBER 4, 2013
We have 62 third-fifth grade students who have read at least 5 Bluebonnet Books since August!
 We can do better (I'm hoping for our usual 240 participants)! 
The Bluebonnet Voting Party will be on Monday, January 27th.
I hope to see you there! 

November 8th 
Guest Speaker in the library
AUTHOR/SCREENWRITER/SPECIAL EFFECTS/PHOTOGRAPHER
MICHAEL ANTHONY STEELE 




Pumpkin Book Characters: Update, October 30
WOW!  We had over 50 fabulous book characters!  
Thank you for taking time and putting forth such effort!  
The results were amazing.  
 


October 19
 

Pumpkin/Gourd Book Character Contest

It’s Fall and time for our 4th  annual Pumpkin/Gourd Book Character Contest.

Each entry must dress a pumpkin or gourd as their favorite book character and create a poem about their character to go with it.

Pumpkins and gourds must be in good condition with no cuts. Each entry name will be put in a drawing for prizes. Two  winners will be drawn for each grade level.

All entries must be in the library by October 29th . Winners will be announced on Friday, November 1st . All entries must be removed by Friday, November 1st . Thank you.

K-1st  grade:                                              3 word poem, can be name, color, and shape.

                                                                        Example: Elmo, Red, Fuzzy.

2nd-3rd grade:             3 line -5 line poem.

                        Example:   Little Red Riding Hood,

                                                                        Goes through the forest alone

                                                                        Before the Wolf she stood,

                                                                        Scared, she grabbed her phone.

4th-5th grade:                  5 lines or more, can be an acrostic, ABC poem, limerick, etc.

       Example:                 Poor little

                                                                        Orphan

                                                                        Tested and

                                                                        True,

                                                                        Eager to

                                                                        Restore honor to his family.

 

=================================================================

Student Name: __________________________Home room teacher:____________________

 

Character Name: __________________________________________ 

 
 
September 26
 
The Book Fair is Coming!!
October 7-11
 
 
September 15, 2013
I just finished “Three Times Lucky,” a 2013 Newberry Honor book by Sheila Turnage!  It has mystery, suspense, and a great plot!  Take a look at the book trailer below and check it out at our library!  


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Favorite Summer Read Posted: August 31

I absolutely loved reading this book!  Look below to see a sneak peek of the book!  Let me know what you think!  


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