BlueGrassSchool
  • Blue Grass Elementary School
    Principal: Diane Simmons
    226 W. Sycamore St.
    Blue Grass, Iowa 52726
    Phone: 563.723.6200
    Fax: 563.445.5964
  • School Library & Destiny Library Catalog

    School library

    Thank you to the Blue Grass Legion for their annual donation of a Veterans Day book.  Pictured below is the book donated for the 2017-2018 school year.

    Welcome to the Blue Grass Elementary School Library. Below are some websites that students can use to access information, online books and fun games.

    Our  librarian is Mrs. Jones. Feel free to contact her with questions about books or lost/damaged books.

    Destiny Library Catalog

    The Destiny Library system improves access to library and curriculum materials (which has been proven to be one of the factors that raises test scores and student learning), provides students access from any computer at school, home or other location having an internet connection, and also makes it easier for students to find materials at their reading level via the Lexile score feature.

    Click on the following link to visit our Destiny Library Catalog: http://destiny.davenport.k12.ia.us/

    GOOD READS:
    Check out 100 of the best books for children at:  www.teachersfirst.com
    Learn about authors, play trivia games about books, or find out what books will be released in the coming months at:  www.kidsreads.com
    Want to get excited about reading?  Check out Book Adventure (www.bookadventure.com).  You can create book lists, take interactive quizzes, and earn points toward prizes.
     
    Visit any of the libraries within a 50-mile radius and check out materials using your Scott County library card.
     
    Click to get information about these libraries:
    Scott County Library System
    Davenport Public Library
    Musser Public Library (Muscatine)
    Bettendorf Public Library
     
    Recommended Reading Websites
     
    http://www.ala.org/ala/alsc/alscresources/summerreading/recsummerreading/recommendedreading.cfm
    http://www.barnesandnoble.com/summerreading/
    http://www.davenportlibrary.com
    http://www.funbrain.com
    www.gameaqarium.com  Click on Everglade Spelling
    www.kidport.com
    http://pbskids.org/readingrainbow/
    http://www.primarygames.com
    http://www.primarygames.com/langarts/fowlwords/start.htm  Foul Words
    http://www.rif.org/summer/
    http://school.familyeducation.com/summer/reading/36091.html
    www.sillybooks.net   This is not a spelling website, but it has neat books written by students.
    http://www.starfall.com
    http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/kalani  Website about weather
    http://www.vocabulary.co.il/index_main.php  (The kids love the hangmouse game on this one)
     
    Safer Search Engines Than Google
     
    Ask Kids:  http://www.askkids.com/schoolhouse?pch=sch
    Kid friendly and kid safe divided into 5 categories:  School House, movies, gams, images, and video.  When asked a question, it makes suggestions for the search clarification.
     
    FamHoo?:  http://famhoo.com/
    Has a stricter family filter than most search engines.  Draws results from Google, AOL, and Yahoo.
     
    Google Scholar Beta:  http://scholar.google.com/
    Designed to search cholarly journals, Supreme Court records, and patent records.  Best for older students and adults.
     
    Kid Rex:  http://www.kidrex.org/
    Uses a combination of Google’s safe search mode and a collection of filtered keywords, phrases, and websites.  Appeals to younger children.
     
    Sweet Search:  http://www.sweetsearch.com/
    Searches only sites that have been reviewed and approved by a team of librarians, teachers, and research experts.  Has special search engines for Social Studies, Biographies, SweetSites (organized by grand and subject area).  Sweet Search 4 Me (for elementary students.)
     
    WolframAlpha:  http://www.wolframalpha.com
    Great for students with questions about numbers.  Can be used for other searches but not as useful for general questions. 
     
    SAFEST OF ALL:  Iowa Aea Online Databases
    www.iowaaeaonline.org