5. Promote the use of the school library by students, faculty and community
Checking Out Materials, students are allowed:
1st and 2nd-2 books, 1 magazine, 1 movie
3rd and 4th-4 books, 1 magazine, 1 movie
We have selected our book for this year and will have our kick-off assembly on February 2, 2018. Our book is a new release so we must wait until it comes out in paperback in January 2018. It is a great read and we are excited to see the students and families all participate. Stay Tuned!
All for Books is a fund raiser that we participate in during the week before our February Book Fair.
Click on the link above to view a short video that explains how it works.
Plans are to use funds raised to purchase books for a Houston, Texas school that was devastated by Hurricane Harvey.
More details in January.
The Mighty Robeson Reading Olympians
For the first time in TVSD, Robeson Elementary Center sent 15 fourth graders to the Berks County Elementary Reading Olympics to compete in book knowledge trivia. These brave and well read students captured blue ribbons (first place category) in a stunning evening spent at Schuylkill Valley High School on Tuesday, May 16th.
Robeson Reading Olympians back row: Isabella Massafra, Hailie Barton,
Ava Pedersen, Mikayla Riehl, Ashley Dulin, Ariona Bolich,
Sara Lehmann-Metcalfe, Erin Finn, Olivia Rimby,
Aiden Kwiatkowski. Front row: Judah Blankenbiller, Jack Taylor,
Olivia Dennison, Bayley Sacks, Kiyarah Feliciano.
Preparations began in January 2017 when students volunteered to be part of this countywide program. A list of 45 chapter books were divided among the students. The goal for each student was to read the story and become an “expert” on the plot. “I liked everything that was in preparation for the event,” says team captain, Mikayla Riehl. “It was intense, exciting and fun...even if we didn’t answer the questions correctly.”
Jack Taylor said, “It was challenging to read all my books in time for the competition, but I was able to get them all read.” He spent time in the library finishing up on the day of the competition.
Students went through three rounds of questioning about the books they read. “I was a little scared at first when we had to answer all the questions, but I started to calm down after awhile,” stated Isabella Massafra. “And it was also very exciting to get correct answers!” she added.
One of the goals of Reading Olympics is to get students to read books they normally would not choose for themselves. “The books I read were really good and different, I probably would never have read them on my own,” stated Bayley Sacks.
When asked if she would recommend students participate, Mikayla said, “Yes...it’s a great opportunity just to have fun reading, to meet other people and compete against other teams!”