Meet Mrs. Smith

  • 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.

Battle of the Books Information

  • 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.