Meet Mrs. Smith
Hello friends! I have been the Library Teacher at Price-Harris since 2008, but started in USD 259 as a classroom teacher in 1986. Life as a Library Teacher is a lot of fun. My favorite part is helping students find books that they will love and inspire them to love literature.
What is Battle fo the Books?
Battle of the Books is a reading program sponsored by USD 259. The purpose is to get students in grades 3-5 excited about reading. I love it because I see students grow in their selection of books and their reading ability. Many times they find a new favorite book or author!
Students commit to read 16 books that are selected by USD 259. They also will complete a book summary for each book. There is a variety of fiction and non-fiction. The reading level of the books ranges from 2nd grade to 7th grade.
In January, we hold a Price-Harris competition and choose a team to represent our school at the district competition. At this competition, the Price-Harris team competes against 3-4 other schools over our knowledge of books and authors.