The 3rd-5th grade elementary students have been voraciously reading the Bluebonnet books this year. There are 20 books which have been chosen by Texas librarians on the list. If students read at least 10 of the books, they will receive a certificate at the end of the year awards program. For students who read all 20 books, a trophy is coming their way at the awards program. The cutoff for reading the Bluebonnet books this year is May 6.
In January, our 3rd-5th grade students voted for their favorite Bluebonnet book. Out of 208 students who voted at Lexington Elementary, Emily's Blue Period got the most votes. All votes were sent to TLA (Texas Library Association) and tallied with other students from the state of Texas. Emily's Blue Period came in second overall. The winner of the Texas Bluebonnet Award for 2016 was When the Beat Was Born. Our students thoroughly enjoy participating in the Bluebonnet Program each year.
Our Kindergarten students also get involved with reading in the library. They have their parents read the 2x2 reading list books to them. This is also a set of 20 books recommended by Texas librarians. Students who finish all 20 books are also awarded a certificate at the awards program.
Grades 1 and 2 are immersed in our Accelerated Reader program, buffing up their reading skills with their AR books. They check out books daily and read them quickly returning for more.
As you can see, Lexington Elementary thinks Reading Rocks!