Beacon Heights Library
Welcome to our library web page. I hope to keep you all up to date with what we are doing in the library, as well as provide links to many useful resources. My name is Tim Rausch and I am the library technology teacher for Beacon Heights Elementary School in Salt Lake City, Utah. This is my 9th year at Beacon Heights. To read my library blog, click here. This is my 48th year in teaching. The last 26 years I have been a school library technology teacher. Before that, I taught 2nd through 6th grade as well as middle school reading, English, and math.
Beacon Heights Library
1st Annual Unusual Reading Spot Contest
The Beacon Heights Library is excited to host our First Annual Unusual Reading Spot Contest! Students have their picture taken while reading in an unusual place or pose and enter their picture in our school-wide contest. Students might be found reading in a refrigerator, near an important landmark, in a basketball hoop, or any place your imagination takes you. Our students read EVERYWHERE!
In the photos, students should be visibly reading a book – and we should clearly be able to see the book cover (see examples below). The 10 winning images will be enlarged to 12”x16” for display in our Beacon Heights Library during the 2017-18 school year. ALL PARTICIPATING IMAGES will be displayed in the hallway after the winners are announced so that our community can view and admire the awesome student entries!
Who: Any student attending Beacon Heights! (Only one entry per student, however students are welcome and encouraged to include siblings in a joint photo!)
When: from NOW until Friday, September 15, 2017
Contest Rules: Participating students submit a FULL SIZE image to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that “camera-phone” photos will not be a high enough resolution to print in such an enlarged size for display in the library. Additionally, please do not Photoshop or otherwise edit the photo in order to superimpose parts of the image – we want it to be as authentic of an image as possible.
Please note these additional guidelines: Your book must “match” the unusual reading spot, and the cover of your book must be visible in the photo. In one example below, the student is reading The Boy Who Saved Baseball on the baseball field. In another example below, the student is reading Bread and Jam for Francis while eating bread and jam.
Is your family traveling somewhere special in the next year? Bring a book with you that “matches” your location, grab your digital camera, and think of a creative reading spot along the way to enter in our contest! Happy Reading!
- Mr. Tim Rausch and Mrs. Emily DeJong