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Anita Bistrin Library Media Specialist

Golden Dragon Winners

Our Dragon Winners so far......2019 - 20

A -6 Mr Celis

C-11 Ms Howard

A-5 Ms Rogers

C-27 Ms Mowbray

C-26 Ms Sylvester

C-29 Ms Haughey

C-15 Ms Boyd

C-28 Mr Boucke

C-18 Ms Connery

A-6 Mr Celis

C-11 Ms Howard

C-29 Ms Haughey

C-21 Ms. Reynolds

C-22 Ms. Flores

C-17 Ms Berkebill

C-12 Ms. Barnett

C-13 Ms.Royston








What's happening this week?

Books we are reading this week:

All about Families

Kinder: Owl Babies

!st/2nd: Five Creatures

3rd: Weird Parents

4th: It could always be worse

5th: The Relatives came

Ms. B's Library Buzz

Our last Read Aloud for this school year.....

Read Aloud for Wednesday 6/3/20

Read Aloud for Monday 6/1/20




OK Radcliff Rappers, Tappers, Singers, Dancers and Poetry

It’s your chance to show off your talents. Just like every year
we invite you to participate in Radcliff’s Talent Show, except
this year it will be virtual.
You can record your act on Flipgrid.
It must be no longer than 3mins.
You can sing, dance, do a trick, play an instrument, or any other
wildly talented thing you can do!
There will be no judging just a lot of FUN!
You will have a week to submit your act and then the videos
will be posted the following week.
We will be looking at ALL video submissions to make sure they
are appropriate.
Teachers we know you’ve got talent too so let it SHINE!!
Your videos must be submitted by Friday May 29th.
Videos will air the last week of school.



   radcliff  winners  are.....

              k - 3  winner


          4/5th winner 


Read Aloud for Friday May 29th

Read Aloud for Thursday May 28th

Read Aloud for Tuesday May 26th

Read Aloud video for Thursday May 14th....

CALIFORNIA YOUNG READER MEDAL......and the winner is?

Go to your grade level over on the LEFT to see which book won at Radcliff in your grade group.


We have a CHALLENGE for you!

We want you to RAP 5 pages of your favorite Dr.Seuss book.

Click on + sign below to get started.

Check out your very own RAP QUEEN...Msss.B below!!

Thursdays Read aloud.....

Wednesdays Read aloud....

Mondays Read aloud with Ms. B.....




                       Celebración del Día del Niño
                Children's Day Celebration


Cuentame un cuento (Spanish storytime) presents our first ever Dia del Niño virtual event on Facebook live with 123 Andrés!  

123 Andrés are the Latin Grammy-winning duo of Christina and Andrés, and their bilingual tunes and irresistible Latin beats will get your family up, moving and laughing. Get ready to enjoy catchy tunes, in both Spanish and English, and an interactive show.

Tune in on Monday, April 27th at 5:30pm to


¡Cuentame un cuento presenta nuestro primer evento virtual de Día del Niño en Facebook en vivo con 123 Andrés!

123 Andrés es el dúo ganador del Grammy Latino de Christina y Andrés, y sus melodías bilingues y ritmos latinos irresistibles harán que su familia se levante, se mueva y se ría. Prepárate para disfrutar de melodías pegadizas, tanto en español como en inglés, y un espectáculo interactivo.

Sintonice el lunes 27 de abril a las 5:30pm en

You can still vote for your favorite book in the California Young Reader Medal contest.

Open the link below to VOTE!

California Young Reader medal K-3

California Young Reader Medal 4-5

You have until May 1st to VOTE!!

You still have time to on the links below to listen one more time to the nominees.

Then I will put the voting tabs on this page next week so you can vote.



Radcliff Remote Readers....

Thursday March 26.....Read Aloud # 4

Wednesday March 25 ......Read Aloud # 3

Tuesday March 24 .....Read Aloud # 2

Monday March 23....Read Aloud #1

Ms.B's Remote Radcliff Storytime.....

I will be posting a read aloud here everyday for you to watch.

California Young Reader Medal 2020


Our Mural outside the Library is finally done and looks amazing!!

Many students from RAP helped with the art work.

Thank you Paul for making our school look so bright and cheerful.

Library Mural (Dragon Reading)
Library Mural (Cat in the Hat)
Library Mural (Shark)
Students Painting the Library Mural
Student Painting the Library Mural
Students Painting the Library Mural
Student Painting the Library Mural
Students Painting the Library Mural

Coming Book Fair Nov 18 - 22

Click on the link to learn about E-Wallet and Book Fair schedule.

Click on the Book Fair flyer to see videos of upcoming books from the Book Fair!!

BabyMouse Authors coming to Radcliff

October 8th authors Jennifer and Mathew Holm will be coming to Radcliff to present an assembly for our entire school.

They are the authors/illustrators of BabyMouse and Squish books.

They will be talking about their first picture book - "The Evil Princess vs The Brave Knight."  Remember if you want to get your own signed copy fill out the order form that was sent home or come to the library and see Ms. B

Book cover


Over the summer you have a challenge should you choose to accept it????

After reading "Rufus the Writer" where Rufus writes stories to trade for special items from his friends,  you have been challenged to fins an "object" and write a story about it.  You can write up to 3 stories.  For each story turned in to the Library during the first week of school you will get a prize!

                                       HAPPY WRITING





And the Winners are...

The Bear and the Piano             Emmanuel s Dream       The War That Saved My Life


Through the Holiday Book Drive Book Shop was able to donate all these books to our Library.  Come check them out!

Thank you Book Shop Santa Cruz

California Young Reader Medal

And the Nominees for K-3 are.......

frog alligator bruce

piano samson

Nominees for 4-5 are......

separate wonder emmanuel

We will all be reading these together
during Library visits!

If you would like a challenge then 4th & 5th graders can read the
chapter book nominees independently - they are........

fish war crenshaw

Happy Reading!!

                                          BOOK FAIR UPDATE

We had a great Book Fair this year!

Thanks to all the parents who bought books for our classrooms!

The Library bought over $500 worth of books for classrooms, over $150 of books for the Library and put over $1000 into our author visit account!!

Well done Radcliff.


Book Fair

Browse the Book Fair flyer - see videos of books you might like to buy!

Click on the flyer then on the arrows to open videos.

Book Fair is Coming Nov 5 -9 Everyday Open Until 3:30


                        Book Fair is Coming!

Remember to get a pass from yard duty to come in at lunch recess!


          WHAT A GREAT VISIT!!

  Yuyi Morales said she had a "Wonderful" time at Radcliff and loved meeting all our students.

Yuyi Morales with students
Yuyi Morales
Yuyi Morales with students



Yuyi Morales Flyer

             Yuyi Morales will be here Thursday October 4th.

            The assembly will be in the cafeteria from 1:30 - 2:15

Watch Yuyi talk about her book and what some of the images in the book mean.

Youth Reader Medal




             K-3 CHOICES

     Gaston  Night Animals  The Snatchabook

   If You Plant a Seed   The Book With No Pictures

          4 &5  CHOICES

Barbed Wire Baseball   Noisy Paint Box  The Right Word

Find out the Radcliff Winners after Spring Break!


They made it out!!

After solving puzzles, hunting for books and unlocking locks ALL the 4th and 5th graders made it out of the Library!

              WELL DONE

Students Breaking Out - Breakout EDU
Students Breaking Out - Breakout EDU
Students Breaking Out - Breakout EDU
Students Breaking Out - Breakout EDU
Students Breaking Out - Breakout EDU

4th and 5th graders Locked in the Library!!!

All 4th and 5th grades have been reading Escape from Mr.Lemoncello's Library.

Now they will have to use what they have read to help them escape from the Radcliff Library!!                           
                           Mr. Lemoncello s Library
Next week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday our 4th and 5th graders will be locked in the Library.

They are using the Breakout Expeditions.  They will have to solve puzzles and clues to find their way out of the Library.


Once again Book Shop Santa Cruz has done something wonderful for our school!

All of these beautiful books were donated by BSSC customers to our school Library.

We are hoping to collect as many Thank you cards as possible to send to them.Bookshop Santa Cruz Donation

Dav Pilkey Presentation

                  Anita and Captain Underpants  
                        Radcliff students and Dogman

                Radcliff students

                        We had a FANTASTIC time:

A LIBRARY FIELD TRIP for 3-5th grades??

YEP...... 3-5th graders will be given ALL the information this week during your Library visit.

I know you will all be VERY excited!!

See you this week back in the Library.



Mac Barnett and Brian Biggs were so much fun!!

Welcome Mac and Brian

What a great afternoon spent with our visitors.

Thank you to JP and Vivianna for welcoming them onto campus.

Mac and Brian assembly

What was your favorite part of the assembly?

Thank you to Ms. Bartolomei for all the beautiful posters!

Birthday Books From Coco

Our first birthday book giveaway was Monday....we had 104 students with birthdays in July and August!!

It was a very exciting morning, even the newspaper came to take photographs.

         Birthday Book Giveaway from Coco                              Birthday Book Giveaway from Coco
Our next giveaway will be Oct 24th for Oct/Nov birthdays

Who remembers Bruce Hale???


Bruce Hale is the author of the Clark the Shark books and the Underwhere chapter books that all of you love so much!  Bruce came to visit Radcliff school in 2014.

He was so impressed with our students that his newest Clark the Shark book is dedicated to the "cool students of Radcliff Elementary!"

How awesome is that!!!   


    I Can Read!                                 


Useful websites for research, book recommendations and MORE!!