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New Bobcat is a Reader Too!
Jul 28 2015 - 05:15:00 am
Meet Mrs. Z!  She will be teaching 3rd Grade this coming school year at Benfer!  Here she is reading from her Kindle in the Black Hills of South Dakota this summer!  Do you know the name of the National Memorial pictured behind her? Do you recognize any of those famous faces carved in stone? Leave your answers in the comments section below!
Wow!  What an amazing place to visit!

Teachers Are Readers Too!
Jul 27 2015 - 08:34:00 am
Benfer teachers are spending some time this summer reading some great books too--even while they're on vacation! 

3rd grade teacher Mrs. Siwek took some time out at the beach to enjoy a picture book! I wonder what book she's reading? Have you read a good picture book lately? Tell us about it in the comments below! 

I went to an exciting place this summer too, and you guessed it! I took my iPad along with me so I could read along the way!

Can you guess where I was in these pictures? Here are some hints. The bridge is the second-longest suspension bridge in America, and it is 78 years old! It is about 220 feet above the water! The other picture is in a very famous area of the city I visited. In 1906, there was a devastating earthquake that destroyed this neighborhood--and 3/4 of the neighborhoods in the city! Do you know what city it was? Did you notice that I took our library Bobcat with me? Can you find him?

Amazing Readers
Jul 24 2015 - 06:13:00 pm
Two awesome Bobcat readers sent me their reading selfies recently. Have you sent yours? All you have to do is have your parent or guardian email me your photograph reading a book, and I will post your picture on our library blog too!

Today's extraordinary readers are S., a third grader and J, a first grader! J has even been using her imagination to write her own stories. How cool is that! Keep it up, Benfer readers! I can't wait to see all of you in August!

That's a fun choice for summer reading adventures, S! Magic Tree House books by Mary Pope Osborne are a big favorite with a lot of our friends!

 J's brother will be a bobcat soon too, so he's spending a little time each day reading, reading, reading! :)


Use Your Imagination...Read!
Jul 23 2015 - 01:06:00 pm
I think maybe Mrs. Scott is really using her imagination! Do you think she was reading a book about sharks on her iPad?

2nd grade Bobcat, Dylan took a break at the beach to read a good book along with his family! Mrs. Voyles and his sister are both wild about reading too!

Summer Reading Fun!
Jul 10 2015 - 01:49:00 pm
It looks like our Bobcats are having all sorts of summer fun these days! 3rd grader J takes a few minutes to enjoy a book with her little sister! She's a little Bobcat-in-training!

Meanwhile, 2 of our teachers are reading on the road! 3rd grade teacher, Mrs. Turner and 1st grade teacher, Mrs. Labrosse took their books along with them on vacation!

Read an E-Book This Summer!
Jul 07 2015 - 12:32:00 pm

Read an E-Book on your mobile device! Scan or click the QR Code below to go to Klein's E-Book Library!
For info about your username and password click here! 

Holiday Readers!
Jul 04 2015 - 02:54:00 pm
Happy Independence Day, Bobcats! 

I hope you are having a safe and fun holiday today with family and friends! Don't forget to read along the way though!

It looks like some of our Bobcat friends are having some exciting adventures of their own! Take a look at second grade teacher, Mrs. Hubbard, below.
Do you know where she is in this picture?

 Here are some hints:
  • This is the OLDEST state park in the United States.
  • We share this amazing landmark with a neighboring country.
  • There are actually 3 sections to this famous waterfall: the American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls and Horseshoe Falls.

Have you guessed where Mrs. Hubbard is enjoying her book? 

Check out 
this article about this famous waterfall. 
(Remember our username & password? They are painted on the library wall!)


Our student reader of the day is S, the Bobcat shown below. Looks like she's been reading and maybe writing about dogs in her activity book that she bought at the Benfer Book Fair! Keep it up! You'll be ready for third grade for sure! 

I have another picture or two to post, but I'm going to save them for next week! If you haven't sent a selfie yet, be sure to do it! I'd like to see some selfies of students doing some more of the Awesome Summer Readers Challenge activities!

Look Back at our June Readers
Jul 01 2015 - 05:19:00 pm
Don't forget that you can look back at our Library Blog posts from last month (or even last year) by clicking  the month on the ARCHIVES list on the right!

See who we caught reading last month!

Who's That?
Jul 01 2015 - 05:18:00 pm
Who IS that mysterious teacher sitting in front of the Alamo reading? Why, it's Mrs. Konicki, a 4th grade teacher at Benfer! And what is she reading? Well, Texas history is one of her favorite subjects to learn about and teach, so of course, she's reading a biography of Susanna Dickinson, one of the only Texian survivors after the siege of the Alamo in 1836! Remember to read something today that is fascinating or fun for you! That's the key! Just read, read, READ!

Bobcat teachers, surely Mrs. Konicki is not the ONLY teacher who is reading a great book in an interesting place! Where are all our other Bobcat teacher/staff selfies????