A Reading Odyssey: Kenny and the Dragon

Cover of Kenny and the Dragon by Tony DiTerlizzi Last fall, Odyssey shared The World According to Humphrey, by Betty G Birney, with our school community. Reading together with all grade levels and family members brought our community together with an experience we’ll never forget. As Humphrey would say, it was fun, fun, fun!

As we jump into 2017, what better way to continue growing as a community than to enjoy another book together. Please join the rest of the  Odyssey Comet community in reading Kenny and the Dragon by: Tony DiTerlizzi.

Each child received their own copy of our new book Fri., Feb. 3. During an all school assembly, we watched a video greeting the author made especially for our school! This author and illustrator truly cares about his readers, and we couldn’t be more excited to share his retelling of The Reluctant Dragon with each of you.

Each week, audio or video files will be available to help you follow along at home.
Listen to Chapter 2
Read by: OES Assistant Principal Andrea Aragon 

Listen to Chapter 6
Read by: Amy Roberts, third grade teacher

Listen to Chapter 7
Read by: Ingrid Daniel, SOAR instructor

Library Services Overview

A school library, or media center, is a library within a school where students have access to a variety of resources. The goal of school libraries and media centers is to ensure that all members of a school community have equitable access to books and reading, to information, and to information technology. School libraries are distinct from public libraries because they serve as learner-oriented laboratories that support, extend and individualize a school's curriculum. A school library often serves as the center and coordinating agency for learning materials.

Districtwide Book Drive

In an effort to help some of our struggling readers, we are asking you to donate any of your gently used books. By providing students with reading materials, you can help them grow their personal libraries. You can help us put every child on their pathway for success, whether that leads to college or career. We are accepting any books, but would like to focus on materials suitable for ages 5-10. If you would like to donate, visit one of our book collection centers: 
  • Vista Ridge High School
  • Sand Creek High School
  • Falcon High School
  • Enrollment Office (Tutt Blvd.)
  • Central Office (Woodmen Road)
If you have any questions or want more information on how you can support this initiative, please contact Ami Craig at 719.494.8933 or acraig@d49.org.