Fri: 8:45 - 1:45
Every student deserves to see themselves as a reader. All types of reading should be respected. Sunburst library’s mission is to give assistance.
Inquiry and exploration are encouraged to broaden our student’s world and their place in it.
Students will be armed with the tools to navigate through the deluge of information bombarding from all directions: to tell truth from manipulation and fact from opinion.
The Sora App will be on your school iPad. If you are logged into our system it should take you directly to your account.
You can also download the Sora app to your own device, (smart phone, tablet, laptop, desktop computer).
- Search for Sunburst Elementary. After you choose Sunburst you will open the Davis School District account. Your username and password are your school email and PIN. Your login should be saved so you only need put it in once.
Help our Library Grow:
We were not able to get all the books you deserve. We can slowly build our collection. If you don't see a book you for sure need please fill out this quick form:
If you would like to donate a book or two:
From experience I know many generous people are eager to donate to a new library. It is not always helpful to get books that people are ready to get rid from their own collections. Think of a clothes closet. Books in a library collection need to be the right fit and relevant to the needs of our students. I have begun a Sunburst Library Wish List at Amazon; of titles we were not able to get with our opening collection. It works like a wedding registry. Once one person purchases the book it will disappear from the list. You can have it sent directly to the school with a note or deliver it in person. Regardless, we will want to put your student’s or family’s name on a book plate inside the cover.
1st and 2nd grade Book Battles.
It will be pared down from what the older students are doing, but many aspects will be the same. There is a list of ten books for each grade. The titles range from Easy Readers, chapter books, non-fiction, and more complex picture books. Some students will be able to read every title on their own. Some may a need it read to them. Either is perfectly fine; our goal is to instill an appreciation of reading and books. At this age, being read to is as important as self-reading. The library has extra copies of each title. Students are encouraged to check out and read as many as they are willing. In the beginning we will only check out one title at a time. However, if their teacher is willing, the student may exchange books as often as each day during open library. Your family may have some of these titles in your home. There is a simple reading response paper to fill out after each book is finished or they can do a quick verbal report using See Saw on their school iPad. The papers can be picked up in the library or printed on my webpage. They must be signed by a family member or teacher to verify that the book has been read.
Some may wish to go to Sora and listen to an audio book or read an electronic copy. On the School’s Sora homepage, scroll down and look for the 1st and 2nd Grade Battle Books collection.
Students will earn a button for each book they read and report on. They will be encouraged to attach their buttons to their lanyards. Lost buttons will not be replaced. If a student reads all ten books on the list there will be a special button, and their picture will be displayed in the library. There will also be a weekly drawing, with winners being announced during the Monday morning announcements.
Outside of personal reading, all actives will take place during school hours. Beginning in March we will hold simple battles during class library visits.
This is completely voluntary, the hope is for all students to read a few of the titles, to allow them to participate in the class battles.
Sunburst students get to participate in Davis Book Battles. This year will look different than future years as we adapt for Covid. Our plan is still to create a rewarding and fun event for our students, centered around reading.
Here are a few facts about Book Battles:
- It is a reading incentive program and competition.
- For 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th graders at Sunburst.
- Students read from a list of fifteen books.
- Competition is based on knowledge of the books.
- Competitions will be held monthly during class library visits.
- Students earn individual buttons for each book they read.
- Top students and classes earn awards, fame and glory.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: How many books will I need to read?
A: This is up to you. The hope is, at least one - or five - books will appeal to all students. If you are someone who loves a reading challenge or can't wait to strut around with a lanyard blinged out with buttons, you are welcome to read all fifteen. Once you are on a team you will need to work as a group to make sure all fifteen books have been read between the members of the team.
Q: Where can I find the books?
Q: I’m not a very fast reader. Can I be on a team?
A: You bet! The lists have books for all reading abilities. You can, and should, begin reading now. You may have members of your team who can read some of the longer books. Being an expert on just a few of the titles will be a big service to your team.
Q: Can I read all fifteen books on my list?
A: Yes, yes, yes! There will be buttons given for each book read for your lanyard. And a special button for any battler who reads all fifteen books. You will also make the hall of fame.
Q: What if I’ve read some of these books already?
A: You will need to fill out a simple review sheet for each book in order to receive the button. If you remember the book well enough to fill out the form it will count. If you don’t remember enough of the book to do this, it might be time to read it again.
Q: Can I read some of the more challenging books with my parents or an older sibling?
A: Please do. Reading together as a family is one of the best things you can do for your education. As long as you can remember what happened in the book it won’t matter if you had help with the reading.
Q: Do audio books count?
A: Absolutely. We have most of the titles available to us on Sora.
The Library Media DESK focuses and prioritizes the reading and information literacy skills that students need to know and be able to use to help them read and research effectively in all subjects and with a variety of technologies.