Children's Research

      • Databases are great places to look for information. They are accurate, reliable resources to use to get the facts you are looking for. Each link tells you what type of information you can find there. Check them out to find interesting facts and information!

      Summer Reading Lists

      • The Importance of Summer Reading

        Research shows:

        • Students who read over the summer do better in school in the fall.
        • Students who do not read over the summer demonstrate academic loss in fall.
        • 8 out of 10 studies indicate students who read for fun outperformed those who did not.
        • Students read more when they can choose their own books.
        • Reading 5 books over the summer can prevent academic loss.
        • Summer reading loss is cumulative. By the end of 6th grade, children who do not read over the summer are two years behind other children.

        What Parents Can Do:

        • Stress the importance of summer reading with your child
        • Make reading exciting; don’t think of it as a chore
        • Create a no TV or electronic game time during part of each day
        • Join a summer reading program at your local library
        • Let your child choose his/her own books
        • Keep a supply of reading materials around the house
        • Go to the library regularly
        • Ask your child questions about the books s/he is reading
        • Read a book to your child
        • Listen to your child read to you
        • Pick a favorite author or series and read all the books
        • Listen to books on tape while traveling
        • Model reading

        The following are recommended reading lists for grades K-4:

        The important thing is that your child continues to read over the long vacation. Do not limit your child to these selections, but encourage him or her to make independent choices. Remember that lifelong readers develop a love of reading at an early age, so please encourage reading!

        Have a great summer, and as always, Happy Reading!

      World Book Online

      • Below is the picture above to access World Book online. Students can utilize this resource at home, as well as in school. If you do not have the password or user ID, please contact Mrs. Sisco in the library.
        Once you are logged in, you can click on "students" or "kids". I recommend the "student" tile for children doing research in 3rd and 4th grade, and the "kids" tile for the younger students. Please feel free to click on and explore either category. 
        I hope you enjoy exploring the many wonderful facts and informative encyclopedia articles this resource has to offer!