Crosswind Elementary Library
Home of the Eagles Nest Library
Welcome to Crosswind Elementary Library Webpage! This is my second year at Crosswind. My transition to this position as been an easy one because of my library assistant, Mrs. Ball. Mrs. Ball has been in the Eagle's Nest over 21 years. My passion for the students coupled with my love for sharing a good book makes my position a perfect fit. Browse this website to find out the information you need to know about our Eagles Nest Library at Crosswind Elementary School.
Reading enables us all to soar to our highest level!
Early Morning Hours
The library opens at 8:15 a.m. on Monday and Tuesday mornings. Students in grades first through fifth are welcome to come to the library to read, study, or check out books. They must remain in the library until the first bell rings at 8:45 a.m.
Renaissance Learning Programs
STAR Reading Assessment and Accelerated Reader
STAR Reading Assessment is a reading inventory technology tool used to assess students' reading proficiency. Results are given in a range of reading levels from proficient reading to a challenging level for each student. These scores are used in the library to assist students with their book selections.
Accelerated Reader is a reading program that provides a comprehension quiz for readers in third through fifth grade. There is a AR quiz for almost all titles published. A good source for AR titles is http://www.arbookfind.com. AR Home Connect portal allows you to log into students' accounts using the students log in information. You can view quizzes taken and scores.
Soaring Above Events
2018 Summer Scholastic Reading Challenge
Students are reading and logging their minutes on this website https://digital.scholastic.com. We have passed one million minutes read!! Well on our way to being best in state for the eighth year in a row!
Each year CWES has an author visit sponsored by the Collierville School district. Plans have not bee n finalized on who the author will be. Last year two authors visited. They were Mr. Jerry Pallotta and Mr. Michael Shoulders. Look for this year's author on my website later this year!
4th Annual Battle of the Books
Battle of the Books, BOB, is s book club for students in fifth grade. Students read ten Volunteer State Books and meet to test their comprehension knowledge of the books they have read. The Battle of the Books competition is held each Spring. All the Collierville elementary students "battle" to see which school is the winner. CWES took home the first place trophy in 2017!!
The website Planetesme.com has lists of book ides based on the subject or ideas your child may want to read about. You will also find wonderful ideas based on books that will create a bond between your child and great literature.
This is the New York Public Library site. Great book ideas and a wonderful resource for your student.
Book Adventure is a helpful online resource for students to continue practicing the important skill of reading comprehension similar to our AR program. Students can search for interesting summer reads and take practice quizzes.
Collierville Schools Libraries Mission Statement
The libraries of Collierville Schools strive to foster and lead a culture of personalized learning for our students, empower educators through professional learning opportunities, and provide universal access to resources that effectively leverage learning. We model safe and effective use of technology so students have opportunities to be active learners, creating and sharing content, not just consuming it. Librarians work collaboratively to align, curate, create, and improve instructional materials, both print and digital, that are aligned to college and career ready standards and support the instructional programs of our schools and district.