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What's Mrs.Bauer Reading?

Welcome to the 7th edition of the Washington Library Newsletter.  Here is where we will stay connected and continue to learn, while we are not in school.  A new newsletter will be published each week.

What is Mrs. Bauer Reading???

The Big Umbrella By the door there is an umbrella. It is big. It is so big that when it starts to rain there is room for everyone underneath. It doesn’t matter if you are tall. Or plaid. Or hairy. It doesn’t matter how many legs you have.
Don’t worry that there won’t be enough room under the umbrella. Because there will always be room. By Alison McGhee

Listening for Lions 

Africa is the only home Rachel Sheridan has ever known. But when her missionary parents are struck with influenza, she is left vulnerable to her family’s malicious neighbors. Surrounded by greed and lies, Rachel is entangled in a criminal scheme and sent to England, where she's forced into a life of deception.Like the lion, she must be patient and strong, awaiting the moment when she can take control of her own fate—and find her way home again at last. By Gloria Whelan

Elijah of Buxton Eleven-year-old Elijah lives in Buxton, Canada, a settlement of runaway slaves near the American border. Elijah's the first child in town to be born free, and he ought to be famous just for that -- not to mention for being the best at chunking rocks and catching fish. Unfortunately, all that most people see is a "fra-gile" boy who's scared of snakes and tends to talk too much. But everything changes when a former slave steals money from Elijah's friend, who has been saving to buy his family out of captivity in the South. Now it's up to Elijah to track down the thief -- and his dangerous journey just might make a hero out of him, if only he can find the courage to get back home. By Christopher Paul Curtis


Golden Sower




K-3 Picture Books

Baby Mouse, Private Eye By Brian Selznick & David Serlin

Honors: The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors By Drew Daywalt, Can I Be Your Dog? By Troy Cummings

4-6 Chapter Books

Magic Misfits By Neil Patrick Harris

Honors: Wishtree By Katherine Applegate, Doughnut Fix By Jessie Janowitz

6-12 Novels

Restart By Gordon Korman

Honors: Not if I Save You First By Ally Carter, Refugee By Alan Gratz

Here is the link to the 2020-2021 Golden Sower Nominees that we will be reading and discussing in the coming school year. This is the perfect summer reading list. Enjoy!!! 

This weeks Tech Tool



Here are some fun keyboarding links to keep your skills sharp over the summer!

Cup Stacking Keyboarding

Keyboarding Zoo

Keyboarding Zoo 2




Sailing Into Summer!



Well Washington Wildcats, we are preparing to sail into summer. This is the last newsletter until we meet again-hopefully in person in our awesome library!!! I have missed all of you terribly and hope you have visited this site often for fun learning and technology tools.  You have all been great learners this year and I am confident that you are remaining strong, curious and always KIND!! 

Sixth Graders- you are so ready to go out and climb mountains! I wish you all great success in your future. Remember you are a forever Wildcat and I am so very proud of all of you! 

Until we meet again- Be well, enjoy your summer and your family, and READ, READ, READ!!!

Mrs. Bauer

Let's Learn!!!


This is the week that we would pull out or favorite end of the year activity- STORYGAMI!! Unfortunately we are not at school to use it.  Instead I found some fun origami links for you to try at home. I hope you enjoy them. Take a picture of your origami creations and email them to me. I would love to hear from you and see your creations!

3-D Origami Fish

3-D Kitten

Candy Gift Box

Origami Rings

This link will take you to the page with these and many more to try. Have fun and be creative!!!

Wildcats, as we continue to stay home to be safe and well, continue to read, visit our many fun databases and literacy links on the Washington Library pages. Email me if you have any questions or to share what you are doing and reading.

I miss seeing all of you in the library!

Mrs. Bauer

Making Connections Across Curriculum Areas


Don't forget to visit the Resources/Technology page of the Washington Library page, to continue to practice in all of those important curriculum content areas- Reading, Math, etc.  Click on your grade level and have fun!

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