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- About Us
- ONEKA READS
- Digital Citizenship
- Ebook and Audiobook Resources
- Author Activities
- Distance Learning Media Resources
- Virtual Field Trips
- Academic Honesty
- Summer Reading
We are excited to introduce our “Oneka Reads” program, in celebration of “I Love to Read” month!
Today, your student is bringing home:
A copy of Zoey and Sassafras (2nd/3rd gr) or Ban This Book (4th/5th gr)
An Oneka Reads student bookmark
On the bookmark, you will find:
A suggested reading pace guide, so your student can finish the book within the 3 week program
Discussion questions or activities you may want to try at home (optional)
On the backside, local businesses that are supporting our program (see below)
Our community loves Oneka readers!!
Your student can bring their book & bookmark to the participating businesses listed
They tell an employee something about their book, what they like about it, etc
They will receive a special reading sticker for their bookmark
Some businesses have also offered to provide other incentives as well
Bookmarks, with parent initial, that are returned to the Oneka Media Center by THURSDAY, 2/27 will go into a drawing of students to participate in the wrap up festivities on Friday, 2/28.
Thank you for supporting your child’s reading!!
- 2/12 - Dress in a color from a book title (see below for ideas)
- 2/19 - Make your own miniature book character or bring to bring to school OR bring a stuffed animal inspired by a book
- 2/26 - Dress as your favorite book character/book character nickname day
RED: The Red Pyramid, One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish, Where the Red Fern Grows, Little Red Riding Hood, etc.
BLUE: Island of the Blue Dolphins, Gathering Blue, Blue Hat, Green Hat
PURPLE: Harold and the Purple Crayon, On the Banks of Plum Creek (Little House on the Prairie series)
GREEN: Green Eggs and Ham, Anne of Green Gables, Go Away, Big Green Monster!, Blue Hat, Green Hat
YELLOW: The Yellow House Mystery (Boxcar Children)
WHITE: White Fang, Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes
RAINBOW: My Many Colored Days, A Very Bad Case of the Stripes, Rainbow Fish
BLACK: Black Beauty, The Witch of Blackbird Pond, The Teacher from the Black Lagoon, The Black Pearl
SILVER: The Silver Chair (Chronicles of Narnia)
GOLD: The Golden Compass, These Happy Golden Years (Little House on the Prairie)
PEACH: James and the Giant Peach
- Festival Foods (14775 Victor Hugo Blvd)
- Premier Banks (14815 Forest Blvd N)
- Martinizing Dry Cleaners (14755 Victor Hugo Blvd)
- Subway (5655 147th St N)
- Park Dental (14741 Victor Hugo Blvd)
- Guys and Dolls Salon (14643 Mercantile Dr N #114)
- Associated Eye Care (14688 Everton Ave N #106)
- Lake Area Bank (14602 Everton Ave N)
- Lakeview Family Dentistry (14475 Forest Blvd N)
- Hugo Feedmill & Hardware (5582 146th St N)
- O'Reilly Auto Parts (14777 Forest Blvd N)
- Domino's Pizza (14531 Forest Blvd N)
- Speedway (5655 147th St N)
Access ebooks and audiobooks through the public library! Head to the website of either Ramsey or Washington Co. Library and use your barcode number and pin to login. Don't have a library card or forgot your pin? Contact the public library today! They are issuing new cards over the phone to parents/guardians.
Washington County Library: 651-275-7300 (Forest Lake-Hardwood Creek Library)
Ramsey County Library: 651-724-6000
There is an app available to access public library ebooks and audiobooks on devices. Click here for instructions.
Check out these other links for additional reading options!
Click the "draw" tab on the top of website to learn how to draw Ballet Cat, Dinosaur and Unicorn with Bob Shea!
Click any of the links below to go on a virtual field trip! You could visit national parks, farms, museums, The Great Wall of China or even Mars! Safe travels!
A set of values that promote personal integrity and good practice in learning and assessment.
- be honest in presenting all of their work
- know what constitutes cheating and how to abide by rules of academic honesty
- acknowledge help from parents, other students, and friends
- say "no" to students who want to copy their work
- understand that their teachers value their ideas and want them to present ideas using their own language and voice
- understand the teachers' guidelines for group and individual work
- understand and use technology and library resources properly
- acknowledge resources
- seek guidance from teachers when unsure how to follow rules of academic honesty
Students act with integrity and honesty; they take responsibility for their own actions. Academic dishonesty, which is also known as cheating, includes:
- Collusion - Helping someone else cheat, such as allowing your own work to be coped by another who is expected to do their own work.
- Misconduct - Refusing to follow directions, such as taking test materials from a classroom or using electronic devices when you are not supposed to.
- Plagiarism - Using the ideas and work of others as your own such as copying language or an image from a book or a website and not citing where it came from.
Ramsey County Library-Kids Now offering virtual programming and story time!
Washington County Library Summer Tools Summer programming is still being offered! Virtual story times, activities and even curbside crafts! Take part in a reading game. Go to the website, download and print the summer Adventure Game Card (will also be available June 15th for pick up).
Scholastic Read-a-Palooza Scholastic is offering books, events and games for kids to stay actively reading this summer. They can keep track of their reading through their own account and unlock new stories to read!
Junie B. Jones Join the kids club (free) and keep track of your reading. You can access the Junie B. Jones Newsletter for more fun!
Wild about Reading Minnesota Wild is now offering "Wild about Reading" which is a 4 week program kids can participate in at home! Download reading logs, posters, bookmarks and a certificate.