Be sure to read 20 minutes per day this summer! Don’t forget to keep track of the books you read on the UCCS Summer Reading Log. We will be handing out prizes at the beginning of the school year to all of the students who turn in their logs!
UCCS Summer Reading Log
Summer Reading Lists
You should also register for the summer reading program at your local public library and take advantage of the great events they have planned along with prizes and incentives!
Rochester Central Library Summer Reading Program
Find your nearest public library by clicking here!
The LMC is a place of learning and fun. Students are encouraged to explore the world around them through reading, research, and investigation. Lessons focus on information problem solving skills and literature appreciation and are designed to extend upon and enrich the classroom curriculum.
We are always in need of volunteers to assist in the LMC. If you would be interested in helping, please contact Andrea Bertucci at firstname.lastname@example.org or 288-5702 ext. 239.
The LMC is open 9am – 3:15pm Monday through Friday.
Students in grades 1 – 8 may borrow two books at a time from the library media center.
Kindergarten students may borrow one book.
Students in Kindergarten and 1st grade do not bring their library books home.
If a book is lost, please notify Ms. Chirokikh by phone (288-5702) or email (email@example.com).
Students will receive points each library class based on their participation and behavior. These points will count toward their quarter and final grades. Students who receive 4 points during class will earn a book buck. When a student has collected 8 book bucks they will receive a free book of their choice from the library’s book bank.
Class Points Rubric:
4 points ALWAYS…
3 points USUALLY…
2 points SOMETIMES…
1 point SELDOM OR NEVER…
• Seated and following all directions
• Listening and participating in lesson
• Quiet during instruction – NOT talking
• Raising your hand – NOT shouting out
• Keeping your hands to yourself
• On task during seat work
• Choosing books and reading quietly – NOT running around
Quarter and Final Grade Scale:
Students who receive 85% or higher will receive and E (Excellent).
Students who receive 70- 84% will receive an S (Satisfactory).
Students who receive below 70% will receive an N(Unsatisfactory).
Looking for a book? Click here to search the OPAC!
• When searching for books by an author always type in their last name followed by a comma and their first name.
• When searching for a title that begins with A, An, or The be sure to leave the first word out of your search.
eLibrary Elementary — contains over 140 magazine and books for elementary students.
Kids Infobits — contains over 100 age-appropriate magazines for grades K-5
Opposing Viewpoints in Context — contains a range of perspectives on many important issues, with over 13,000 pro/con viewpoints. Includes a variety of resource types: reference, news, primary sources, multimedia and more.
Gale Something About the Author Online – examines the lives and works of authors and illustrators for children and young adults and is the preeminent source on authors and literature for young people.
General OneFile – news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics.
Online Almanacs, Atlases, Dictionaries, and Thesauri
Fact Monster – access an online dictionary, thesaurus, almanac, atlas and historical timelines all in one place!
Farmer’s Almanac – provides long-range weather forecasts, best days, full moon dates and times, astronomy info, gardening tips, home remedies and more.
Guinness Book of World Records – lists world records and national records, both of human achievements and the extremes of the natural world.
E-Books, Videos & Music
Tumblebooks – animated, talking picture books, as well as National Geographic videos and games – a password is required. Email Ms. Fulmer to request the password – firstname.lastname@example.org
One Drive – download E-books, videos, and music with your Monroe County public library card.
Copyright Free Music, Videos, and Images
Free Images – free photos for use in educational projects.
Online Bibliography Creator
Cite This For Me – Create your citations, reference lists and bibliographies automatically using the APA, MLA, Chicago, or Harvard referencing styles. It’s fast and free!
We will be discussing the summer reading programs at UCCS and the Rochester public libraries!
The following students have collected enough book bucks to earn a free book by following the 3Bs and working hard in library. Congratulations!
Kindergarten: Jaylen, Dewayne, and Aniylah,
1st grade: Miguel, A’layha, Zavionne, Tiyarn, Christopher, Mya, Shawndell, and Manuel
2nd grade: Talynn, Nahla, Paul, Ahmarie, Jesiah, Jade, and Aidalynn
3rd grade: Dwayne, Knick, Nia, Jose P., and Anthony
4th grade: De’shiana, Arthur, and Talia
5th grade: Erica, Rhimani, and Alphonso
6th grade: Bryah