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Library Contact

If you have any questions about your child's library account, please email        Ms. Lynn at:  alynn@ouesd.k12.ca.us

Iron House School           925-625-6825

Iron House Fax:               925-625-6866

Ed1Stop

Ed1Stop has many resources for students and parents to use. It is run by the Contra Costa County Office of Education.  To access this feature you will need a login and password from your child's teacher or librarian (bulletin board).

Ed1Stop/Oakley

~TumbleBooks~ Free New Books Everyday Online


 

10 Hints for Teaching your Child to Read

1. Read books to your child that have stories & pictures that you enjoy. At the library, pick books that are age appropriate. Let your reader make choices.

2. In the car, point out signs that you ...more

Got Box Tops?? We Do..... 5989 of Them!

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Help us clip Box Tops for our ever growing Library!! Check out our Box Tops page Here (programs page) on our School Loop.

*Clip, please keep the expiration date visible.
*Glue coupons on collection sheet or put in baggie, please no staples or Bonus Box Tops on the collection sheets.
*Give to your child's teacher

**BoxTops4Education Website ~~ Enter monthly sweepstakes for a try at winning more Box Tops for Iron House. A few of our parents already are winners!!  You can even enter daily!

**Collection Sheet

Mr. Roger's Corner

As human beings, our job in life is to help people realize how rare and valuable each one of us really is, that each of us has something that no one else has - or ever will have - something inside that is unique to all time. It's our job to encourage each other to discover that uniqueness and to provide ways of developing its expression.

Fred Rogers
1928 - 2003

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"I have always wanted to have a neighbor - Just like you!  I've always wanted to live in a neighborhood with you.  So let's make the most of this beautiful day;  Since we're together we might as well say, Would you be mine? Could you be mine? Won't you be my neighbor?" Fred Rogers

Here's a link to his quotes during his lifetime: The World According to Mister Rogers
 

Iron House Library

Summer Reading at Barnes & Noble

Click HERE for the Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Journal.  Earn a free book for kids in Grades 1st - 6th!

Jedi Book Borrowers!

It's true, our students love their library! They show their teachers and librarian, Ms. Lynn, every week, by bringing back their library books on time during their library class!  We want to say, 'Thank you!'
Enter our Jedi Book Borrower Contest!
  Each student who brings back their borrowed books on their account, at their scheduled library time, will get a raffle ticket. They write their name & room # on the ticket.  At the end of each quarter a winner will be drawn from each bucket to win one of three different gift cards!

Here are our winners for 4th Quarter:
4th & 5th grade: Jasmine, Jaime, & Kloie
1st, 2nd & 3rd grade:  Janyla, Jacob & Landon           
Congratulations to ALL our Jedi Book Borrowers & THANK YOU for taking care of your books & returning them!!

 

Poetry Contest

Did your child's poem get picked to be in the Annual Poetry Digest??

Congratulations Iron House Students!!

Parents! If you give your permission for your child to have their name & poem in the digest you must sign & send back the permission form. Due date & address is on the form.  Standard U.S.P.S. rates apply. The school does not mail them.

If you purchased a copy of the Poetry book, they usually come in the mail in October. Our library will also get a copy.

Literature Day~~~A Wonderful Success!

                                                                                                  
Thank you, thank you to ALL of YOU who participated in our Read Across America Day here at Iron House!!

We enjoyed community members, family, retired teachers and staff reading to our students!!  We had a Book Swap all week long, many books were donated so students could share their favorite books with others. A Huge Thank you for ALL your donations Iron House families and friends!!
 

 


                            
READ TO SUCCEED... 
             AT SCHOOL, IN LIFE! 

 

What can you find to read??  Books, Newspapers, Maps, Cereal Boxes, Signs; on the road, in stores or at school. Flash cards, computer games, Kindle reader, Magazines, Toy Catalogs, Instructions, Poetry Books, Music & so much MORE!!

Why 30 Million Words are Critical to YOur Child's Future Success

Click Here for: Thirty Million Words: Building a Child's Brain by Dana Suskind, MD

More articles on the benefits of reading for a 'Bright' future can be found at:
http://www.readbrightly.com/



At ...more

Library Policies

We are very proud of our growing library at Iron House. All classes enjoy scheduled visits and have an opportunity to check out books.
This is the place to gather knowledge, enhance your reading ...more

How Can I Pick a Book for Me?

How can I PICK a good book?

When you're reading, it is important to pick a book that is a good "fit."

It is important during independent reading that you're not reading a book that is too hard for you, ...more

From In the world according to Mr. Rogers, he says this:  "We want to raise our children so that they can take a sense of pleasure in both their own heritage and the diversity of others."  "Won't you be my neighbor?"

 

Destiny Library Catalog & Info page:  https://ouesd.follettdestiny.com

School Web Sitehttps://ih-ouesd-ca.schoolloop.com/

Box Tops 4 Educationwww.boxtops4education.com
Ms. Lynn
Iron House Library
alynn@ouesd.k12.ca.us

925.625.6825

 

“We carry within us the wonders we seek around us.”  Sir Thomas Browne

 

Caring for Books

~Keep your borrowed books AWAY from water! Place your water bottles in a separate pocket from your books in your backpack. We can't put Library Books in the dryer!

~Keep books away from food and ...more

Learning About..........

Browse through history to find out more about our United States' Veterans.

Veteran's Day Facts

Arlington National Cemetery Website



Find out more on Martin Luther King, Jr., a Nobel Peace Prize winner. Here's some websites to get you and your family talking about an important part of our Nation's history.

Library of Congress on Martin Luther King, Jr.

Learning About Martin Luther King, Jr.

Celebrating the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.



 

Our Mission Statement

~~~The purpose of the Iron House School Library is to ensure that all Iron House students become effective and responsible users and creators of ideas and information so that they may become independent, lifelong learners and develop a love of reading and literature.~~~

Search right here!

 

Students & Parents:
Go to our Home Page on Destiny, for educational, community & fun Links!

It's also on Destiny Discover, just scroll down to the 'Links' section.
It's not just for looking up books!! Search for websites on what you're curious about or what you're learning in class; U.S. Presidents, famous explorers, math games, weather, so much MORE! What are you curious about??
 

Would you like to borrow a book and take it home?
Ask your parents to fill out a book permission slip to give to your teacher. Here's the links:
Book Permission Slip, 2017/2018

Book Permission Slip (Spanish)

Meet Your Librarian

Hello I'm Ms. Lynn! Reading and exploring has always been a special part of my life. Throughout the school year we will learn what a library is still used for and how to apply it to our daily lives; ...more

Good Attendance Equals a Good Reader!

Research proves that students who are chronically absent in Kindergarten and 1st Grade
are far less likely to read proficiently by 3rd grade, Every Day Counts.

Visit Iron House library with your class or check out the public library with your family!!

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CYRM California Young Reader Medal

CYRM.png The California Young Reader Medal (CYRM) program encourages recreational reading of popular literature among the young people of our state. Since its inception in 1974, millions of California ...more

Library Schedule

Library classes starting the week of August 14th...!

Monday:  Longmuir & make up classes

Tuesday: Bailey, Charlson, Freeman, McGee, Neville

Wednesday: Benedict, Hurney, Jenson, Mazariegos, Pierce, Pontius

Thursday: Almendarez, Bushman, daSilva, LaFleur, Pickerill, Pitter, Rabbitt, Yasar

Friday: Beyler, Castaldi, Fetz, Hansen, Kanter, O'Shea, Stone, Vanderklugt, Wulff

Public Libraries

Visit your public library to find out what's happening in our community. Find out what new books are coming out! What sparks your curiosity?  

Contra Costa Public Libraries: http://www.ccclib.org/
Oakley Public Library Event Page: http://ccclib.org/locations/oakley.html

 

'No Dragons for Tea' (Fire Safety for Kids)

DO YOU HAVE A FAMILY PLAN??

No Dragons for Tea, by Jean E. Pendziwol:

The Dragon's Fire-Safety Rhyme:

When the smoke alarm sounds, here's what you should do:
Leave your toys all behind, 'cause ...more