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    Welcome to Midway Elementary School Library Where Reading is FUN!

    Did you know that reading not only expands your brain but gives your creativity a chance to come alive? As a librarian, I am thrilled to open the door to imagination with you and your child through interacting with books. 

    About Miss Sally

    I Love Books!!

    My name is Ms. Sally, and I am excited to be your librarian. I love to read. However, this wasn’t always the case. Growing up in the country in a family of 8 crazy boys and myself was an incredible adventure. Days were spent working and playing hard. 

    Reading seemed a bother when there was so much to do and be entertained by a big family like my own. I could always find a brother to wrestle with on our worn-out bouncy trampoline. Rallying up a few brothers to play hide and seek in the golden wheat field was an easy and entertaining task. Even running on the damp, green grass tickling my toes was much more preferred than sitting down and reading a book. That was until I met Ramona Quimby.

    My 3rd-grade teacher sent me home with a book called “Ramona the Pest” by Beverly Clearly. Although the cover was worn and the pages were bent, the picture of a young girl wearing bright red boots with a mischievous smile intrigued me. That afternoon as I sat down on the black vinyl bus seat, I cautiously opened the book to Chapter 1.

    “I am not a pest,” Ramona Quimby told her big sister Beezus.

    “Then stop acting like a pest,” said Beezus.

    Time seemed to speed by as I flipped page after page. Before I knew it, one of my brothers had called out, “Hurry up, Sally. Earth to Sally. This is our stop.” Swinging my backpack over my shoulder and gripping the book in one hand, I dashed off the bus and into my house. As I opened the door, a rush of family noise surrounded me. It seemed to be found in every nick and cranny in my house. I darted back outside, but the wind whipped my hair and tugged on my clothes. Desperately searching for a quiet place to read, I ran back into the house, bounded up the stairs into my small bedroom, and shut the door. I grabbed a flashlight, opened the closet, and crawled to the back corner under my clothes. Hungrily, I opened the book and began reading where I had left off. Images of Ramona exploded in my mind as I was transported to her world. She was feisty, impulsive, emotional, and passionate—someone who was…well… like me.

    That day I became a reader. I had found a book that I connected with, and I was hooked. As your librarian, I hope to help you find your own “Ramona” to instill the love of reading and help you explore the wonderful world of books. I believe that every child is a reader! The challenge is to find the book that “speaks” to them.  

     

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    Hours &. Contact Info

    Hours:  Monday-Friday 8:15 am – 3:45 pm 

    If you have any questions or concerns, let me know.  You can email me at: sally.baird@wasatch.edu or call me at the school at 435-654-0472 

    All Wranglers cause high levels of learning for themselves and others.

    Library Policies

    • Checkout Policies: K-2 students check out one book each week. 3-5 students check out two books each week. Books can be renewed three times (or be out for a maximum of one month).

    • Lost or Damaged Books: If a student loses or damages a book, they will be charged the book’s replacement cost plus a processing fee. Please be aware that prices of our books generally range from $10.00 to $50.00 per book.

    • Fines: No fines will be charged for overdue books.  All library books must be checked in or paid for by May 16th, 2023. 

    • Class Schedule

      Tuesday: All Dual Immersion Gold Classes

      Wednesday: Non-Dual Immersion Classes

      Thursday: All Dual Immersion Blue Classes

      Friday: Non-Dual Immersion Classes

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    Free Educational Websites

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    1 https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/

    Mo Willems “Lunch Doodles”

    Mo Willems is an author and illustrator of the Pigeon series Knuffle Bunny and many of our students’ favorite, Elephant and Piggie. Students can now doodle and giggle along with Mo Williems, and he instructs students on how to draw some of his beloved characters.

    These links require YouTube or YouTube for kids, which are not on our school district devices. 

    Episode 12

    12 https://youtu.be/v03wtP_dz2E?t=1

    Episode 13

    13 https://youtu.be/k4RfUC6-aKE

    Episode 14

    14 https://youtu.be/R1P5nf_l2Uc?t=2

    Episode 15

    15 https://youtu.be/71uku-Jaj88

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