Be a Reader. Be a Learner. Be an Explorer.
At Southside, each student has unlimited access to knowledge and education. One of the ways we teach the students to become lifelong learners and informed citizens is through their time in the library.
Classes have a regularly scheduled library time every week where they are exposed to new stories, cultures, and experiences, as well as curriculum support for the skills and knowledge they have gained in their classes. Students also have the opportunity to read for pleasure and entertainment through the Accelerated Reader program. The AR Program tracks the words that the students read each year. AR words and point levels are rewarded with incentives in the library as well as in the classroom. Incentives range from pencils, stickers, and bookmarks to picnics in the library to a field trip for students that read one million words within the school year.
This year library classes will look a little different. The librarian will travel to each class to engage students in lessons that incorporate physical activity, art, and digital citizenship in addition to reading activities. Students will be able to peruse the online catalog to place holds on books, which will be delivered to them during their library time. A cart of books will also be available for students to "shop." All books will be quarantined after being handled by students.
If you have any questions about your child's time with the library, feel free to email the librarian at email@example.com.
Texas Bluebonnet Challenge: Retro Version
Read and successfull complete AR Tests on 20 past or present Texas Bluebonnet Award books to be eligible to win prizes and attend the Bluebonnet Party movie field trip. Read at least 5 current Bluebonnet Award books by January 24 to be able to VOTE for your favorite!
TLA Reading Lists
Expertly curated reading lists and programs for ages 2 - 102 - from fiction, nonfiction, and graphic novels to picture books, bilingual, and multicultural lists.