Student Library Days

Monday:   Kindergarten 

Tuesday:   2nd Grade and 4th Grade

Wednesday:  1st Grade and 3rd Grade

Thursday:   5th Grade

 Friday:   Wee Dolphins

Monday through Friday: Middle School - any morning with Teacher permission.  






 Dr Seuss Book Cover Printables


Here are some things we love to do: daydream, wander through a city or through a garden, visit a museum, take hot baths. But the thing we love to do most is read.

We love reading because every book we read expands our imagination.

We love reading because for as long as we are reading, the universe shrinks to the size of the book in our hands.

We love reading because it makes us think about all the people around the world who are reading the same book as us and how we are now connected to them.

We love reading because we can choose whether we want to read by ourselves or read with someone else.

We love reading because it makes us think about all of the other books we’ve read before and all of the books we want to read in the future.

We love reading because it’s exciting to imagine that the entire world is a library.

We love reading because while we are reading, no one is telling us what to think or what to do. We can be ourselves while discovering people who are different from us.

We love reading because we can travel all around the world without leaving our house. We can visit the past or the future and we can go underwater and fly to outer space.

We love reading because we like learning things.

We love reading because it is fun. Why do you love to read?

Reproducible Letter. From: Brian Selznick and David Serlin are the creators of Baby Monkey, Private Eye.


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 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------CHATFIELD SCHOOL BOOK FAIR NEWS

Thank you to everyone for your support during the Fall Book Fair.  We were able to obtain 118 new books for the Library for hosting the fair.   Not only did many students purchase new reading material that they want to read, but our school also earned many new books for the Library.  The Fair had a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level.

Reading for pleasure inside and outside of school has real and long-lasting benefits. It unlocks the power of information and imagination and helps children discover who they are. 

See you at our next Book Fair in the spring, May 26 through May 29, 2020.  This will be the very popular BOGO, or buy one, get one free book fair! 




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   Celebrate the joy of reading.

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 “You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax all you need is a book!” – Dr. Seuss 

 “No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting. — Lady Montagu

“Books train your mind to imagine, to think big – Taylor Swift





Helping Children Become Children Who Love to Read


   * If the adults in the home read, the children are more likely to read.

   * Children become better readers by reading.  

   * Children who read automatically increase their vocabulary.

 * Something magical happens when a child reads the right book at the right time.     If a child comes across a character that has the same feelings or fears, they feel less alone.



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  Tips for Encouraging Kids to Read

1.  "Read me a story!"

Nearly every suggestion sent in by parent and teacher tip-sters had this message.   Reading together is a powerful tool in motivating your child to read, no matter how old they are.

 2.  Beyond Books

Tip-sters were quick to point out that reading material comes in many different shapes and sizes.  Magazines, board games, recipes, cereal boxes, signs, comic books, turning on the closed captioning on your television all provide opportunities for reading practice. 

3.  Keep it fun, for everyone 

 If kids are going to enjoy reading, the experience has to be enjoyable.  As you read with your children, keep them involved by asking questions about the story, and let them fill in the blanks. You or your children, can create activities related to the stories you're reading. In one household, reading Little House on the Prairie prompted lively games of "wagon-train" and discussions about life on the frontier. Another family likes to create mini-plays, acting out the stories they read. While her grandson "helps" in the garden, one grandmother spells words for him to write out using a muddy stick. Once the word is complete, the two of them sound it out together, wipe the word away, then move onto the next. This reading game keeps her grandson occupied for hours.

From Jessica Snyder



Need Help Choosing a Good Book? 

Sometimes it is difficult to pick out a book that you are sure to like. More than 2,000 students and literacy experts have suggested favorite books that they feel are must-reads. Here are links to lists for kids 5 to 14, and one for teens.




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