Scholastic hosts a BOOK GIVEAWAY

REDSweepsScholastic is giving away a home library in a contest geared toward kids who read every day. Sounds like the Cherry Valley Cheetahs to me! for more details go to the Scholastic blog. The last day to enter the giveway is November 26. When you enter you need to be able to say what you read every day. Mrs. Brangwin is sad because she’s too old to enter. But CVE kids can because they are under the age of 15!

Library News November

THE BOOK FAIR IS COMING! Help is needed to set it up.

If you love books and want to see the brand new books at this year’s bookfair, let Mrs. Brangwin know! We’ll be setting the book fair up Thursday, Nov 5 from 9am-noon. Help is also needed from 9:00 to 9:20 Friday, Nov. 6 through Thursday, Nov. 12 at the cashier’s stand. Even if you haven’t used a cash register, you’ll find the book fair ones easy to use! We’ll be taking the book fair down Friday, Nov 13 from 9am to 11am. You can contact Mrs. Brangwin at

You can also volunteer directly through the website Volunteer Spot.

ONLINE RESOURCES for Cherry Valley Families  Cherry Valley Elementary has a number of online resources available at

  • World Book Online. This is an excellent online encyclopedia, with information updated quickly. World Book Online is the place to go for student information….before the Google search. One of the advantages of World Book Online is the table of contents on the left hand side of the page. Using this non-fiction text feature, teaches students how to locate the information they need in the article, if it is a lengthy article. There is a version for primary aged children, intermediate grades and high school as well as an encyclopedia in Spanish. Links to appropriate subject websites is given. Be sure to put in the user name and password are needed to use this site.
  • BookFlix has online videos of children’s picture books and non-fiction books that the student can listen to or read, with activities to go along. This program has been purchased with proceeds from the book fair. The user name and password are needed to use this site as well. You’ll find those on the link to the webpage above.
  • Other resources include Teaching Books Net. This has links to author and book information including some great author interviews. You’ll also find eLibrary which links kids to magazine articles. eLibrary and Culture Grams are useful for school reports. If you travel to another country. Culture Grams will help you learn about the country you are visiting.

 Audio Books and headphones/Ear budsPlayaways, the MP3 audio books are extremely popular among students. Because of health concerns, ear buds will no longer be distributed with the Playaways. We encourage students to use their personal headphones or ear buds. We will be getting some ear buds in which students can purchase for $5.00 if they need some.