THANK YOU to our Library Puppet Show Committee from all of the students at Valley View for another great puppet show! Barb Paier and Jodie Bade played "starring roles", along with Paula Ables, Susannah Berman, Dana Bocock, Kathy and Peter Brumme, Leslie Edwards, Paige Hansen, Cheree Jetton, Sofia Kiske, Kari Leighton, Julie and Peter Shantz, Erica Vogel, and Matt Westfield.
Ten of our student volunteers braved a stormy night to go the the WHS Performing Arts Center where Book People Bookstore brought author Brian Selznick to talk about his new book The Marvels. His book The Invention of Hugo Cabret has been a Valley View favorite, so it was fun to see slides of how the movie set so closely matched the illustrations from the book. We all went home that night anxious to read the new book and inspired by Brian Selznick's art and writing!
Thanks to all of Valley View for making the book fair so much fun for all of our book-loving Cardinals and their families! Once again Donuts for Dads got us off to a great start. Even Clifford, the big red dog, stopped by to join the fun.
Special thanks to all the volunteers who pulled it all together, led by Elizabeth Ruff, Shelby Hanson, Pilar Richards, and Jodi Bade.
First and second grade students "dresssed fancy" and walked over to Forest Trail Elementary to meet Robin Preiss Glasser, illustrator of the popular Fancy Nancy book series. The first Fancy Nancy book was published 10 years ago, and with more than 50 titles in the series, the new mystery Nancy Clancy books will continue the fun! THANK YOU to Book People bookstore for bringing Robin Preiss Glasser to meet us, and thank you to our friends at Forest Trail for hosting!
All of our fifth graders read at least 10 Bluebonnet books, and in January we participated in the statewide vote for the Bluebonnet Award. While we loved the winning book, The Day the Crayons Quit, at Valley View the top three went to The Neptune Project, Dead City, and Odette's Secret which many of us read in a lunch time reading club.
In the library, we celebrated reading with the Bluebonnet books in many ways. We played related games and did some Readers Theatre. Those students who read 15 Bluebonnets celebrated with a picnic lunch and treasure hunt. Finally, those students who read all 20 Bluebonnet books enjoyed a field trip to Book People bookstore and a picnic at Zilker Park!
Congratulations to Kate, from 4th grade, who won the Top Reader in minutes and the Top Fundraiser medals, and to Yashika, from 2nd grade, who won the Top Reader in pages medal! Nearly one fourth of our Valley View Cardinals participated in the Bookspring Read-a-thon, and together they raised enough money to buy more than 2,300 books for kids in Austin. We are so proud of our students' community service and support for literacy in Austin! Reading more than 20,000 minutes and 26,000 pages while helping other kids was an added bonus! Congratulations also go to Mrs. Peterson's 4th grade class, who for the second year in a row won the pizza party for highest class participation!
THANK YOU to our AMAZING team of puppet people! Barb, Paula, Pattie, Staci, Paige, Elizabeth, Jodi, Dana, Jane, and Mani amazed and delighted every student at Valley View!
Mrs. Iles, Valley View Librarian, welcomes you to the VVE Library.