MBUSD schools are dismissed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Distance learning is in place for the remainder of the school year.
Mrs. Snively Reads to You Click here to view a few videos of me reading out loud. Publishers have waived copyright restrictions during this time of social distancing.
To my library colleagues around the country: you are welcome to borrow any ideas that may work for your own students.
Week of June 8, 2020 - TK Presentations Have Ended
Week of June 8, 2020 - Kindergarten Presentations Have Ended
Week of June 8, 2020 - First Grade - Happily Ever After
Video Click here for a read-aloud presented by Candin Clark.
An adaptation of the traditional folktale in which three little gators each build a house in an east Texas swamp, hoping for protection from the Big-bottomed Boar.
A Well-Mannered Young Wolf, by Jean Leroy
Video Click here for a read-aloud presented by Hannibal Ferret Story Books.
Sometimes good manners can backfire, as a young wolf discovers when he goes hunting alone in the forest for the first time.
Woolbur, by Leslie Helakoski
Video Click here for a read-aloud presented by SunaSi.
Though sheep are famous for following the flock, Woolbur is one sheep who knows how to think for himself and make his own lifestyle choices. "Isn't that great!"
Summer Reading Entering 2nd grade list
Week of June 8, 2020 - Second Grade
Helping Others and Seeing from Another's Point of View
Snail is determined to cross a busy road to nibble cabbage. When disappointment sets in Snail receives a helping hand, proving one good turn deserves another.
Video Click here for a read-aloud presented by Cara Williams.
Video Click here to enjoy a classic Sesame Street animation about size and perspective.
Activity Click here to see a video demonstration of how to make a rocking snail out of paper.
Summer Reading Entering 3rd grade list
Week of June 8, 2020 - Third Grade
Empathy Leads to Kindness and Understanding
Video Click here for a read-aloud presented by Deidre Pool.
A young girl learns that sometimes it is more important to be kind than to be correct.
Nothing Rhymes with Orange, by Adam Rex
Video Click here for a read-aloud presented by ABC Read to ME.
All the fruits gather together to enjoy a rhyming party, but poor Orange feels left out because he does not rhyme with anything... until Apple invents a new word.
Sleepy the Goodnight Buddy, by Drew Daywalt
Video Click here for a read-aloud presented by Mr. Bridgeman.
Roderick will think of any excuse not to go to bed at night, so his parents get him a goodnight buddy to help him sleep. But Sleepy is a wide-awake, talkative, bedtime resister himself.
Summer Reading Entering 4th grade list
Week of June 8, 2020 - Fourth Grade Presentations Have Ended
Week of June 8, 2020 - Fifth Grade - Your Deep Doodles
Your Deep Doodles What do your doodles reveal about your character and your personality? Students will draw a few doodles and find out what they may represent.
Manhattan Beach Middle School eBooks Current MBUSD 5th graders are now able to check out eBooks using the MBMS digital library interface. Note: the interface may be down a short while in June for patron maintenance.
1. Visit the school website mbmswaves.com.
2. Under the Our School tab select Library from the drop-down menu.
3 Click the OverDrive link.
4. Log in with your MBUSD student number. No password is needed.
5. A maximum of two items may be borrowed and will be automatically returned.
Questions? Email MBMS Library Resource Specialist Cory O'Meara at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Entering 6th Grade Summer Reading At least three books from this list are required.