Fri: 8:45 - 1:45
Sunburst Library Mission Statement
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.
- Monday: before 9:10, no afternoon
- Tuesday - Thursday: before 9:30 in the morning or after 3 in the afternoon.
- Friday: before 9:10 and after 10:40
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.
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1st & 2nd Grade Book Battles
1st and 2nd grade Book Battles
With the new term we are bringing back Book Battles for first and second grades. These will be pared down from what the older students are doing, but many aspects will be the same. Here are a few things to know:
There are lists of fifteen 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 also have some of these titles in your home.
There is a simple reading response paper to fill out after each book is finished. The papers can be picked up in the library or printed from the links below. If the student is not able to fill out the paper on their own, it is perfectly acceptable to get help. They can verbally report on their favorite part of the book to an adult and the adult can simply initial that it was done.
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. The button will be handed out during their class visits. Lost buttons will not be replaced. If a student reads seven, ten, and fifteen titles on the list their picture will go up on the Wall of Fame.
There will also be a weekly drawing for the students who have read books, with winners being announced during the Monday morning announcements.
Outside of personal reading, all activities will take place during school hours. Beginning in March we will hold simple battles during class library visits.
1st Grade List
2nd Grade List
Sunburst students get to participate in Davis Book Battles. This is 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. (1st & 2nd grade will begin a toned down version in January)
- Students read from a list of fifteen books.
- Competition is based on knowledge of the books.
- There are monthly meeting on Friday afternoons from 1:30 to 2:30 beginning in October until battle week in March.
- Oct. 21, 2022
- Nov. 11, 2022
- Dec 9, 2022
- Jan. 13, 2023
- Feb. 10, 2023
- Battle Week; Mar 6-10, 2023
- Students earn individual buttons for each book they read.
- Teams will compete in a round robin tournament during battle week. The final battle will be held in front of each grade, in an assembly on Friday the 10th. The winning team will represent Sunburst at Districts on Mar. 24, 2023.
This year, to earn your buttons, fill out the on-line form for each book you read.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: How many books will I need to read?
A: This is up to you. The hope is, at least three to 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?
A: We have extra copies of all the titles in the Sunburst Library. Also most of the titles can be found in both the eBook and audio format on Sora. And of course, if you have a copy at home, that will work as well.
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.
Guidelines and Procedures
Sunburst Library Guidelines
Selection of Materials
The Sunburst Library has in place a school-level Library Advisory committee that consists of no less than five members. The School Committee shall include the Librarian, a school administrator, and a minimum of three parents with standing. The School Committee works collaboratively with the librarian in selection and maintenance of school library materials.
Weeding is essential to maintain a current, relevant, up-to-date collection. The librarian will annually review the collection to determine which materials should be removed or replaced.
Materials to consider are:
- Books in poor physical condition
- Outdated and inaccurate content
- Minimally circulated
- Is not compliant with Utah Code Ann. §53G-10-103
- Per Davis District Policy.
Weeded books may be sold to support other library programs or will be donated to charity or disposed of.
- K: one book
- 1st—6th: three books
Books are checked out for two weeks. After Spring Break students with overdue books will no longer be allowed to check out other materials. All books are to be accounted for by the student’s final visit to the library the second-to-last week of school.
Donated material may be considered for the library collections as it meets selection criteria.
Donated material that does not meet library needs will be saved for student rewards or passed on to classroom teachers.
- There are no fines for late books.
- Damaged or lost books must be paid by the responsible student: the trade cost of the book with an added processing fee.
- The school will not accept a copy of the lost book in exchange of payment.
Missing books. If books have not been returned after 60 school days, an email will be sent home letting families know the fee for the book will be put into My DSD. The student will then be allowed to continue to check out books. If the book is returned within the school year the fee will be removed. If the book is not returned by the end of the school year the fine will stay on the student’s account.
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.
K-5 Library Media UTAH CORE STANDARDS
K-5 Elementary Library Media Standards and Scope and Sequence
Secondary DESK Standards
6-12 Secondary Library Media Standards
Utah State Board of Education Library Media Standards