Thursday, October 29, 2020

Book Character Pumpkins

 Check out these book-inspired pumpkins from our Briarwood Bears!

Monday, October 19, 2020

Book Resources


Check out this resource of ways to access both physical and digital books: Smore Newsletter

Monday, May 11, 2020

Zoom Story Time

In order to get other work done and because participation is so much higher at the beginning of the week, I have decided to host one meeting for each grade combination this week. This could change, depending on feedback from families. The story time schedule is as follows:

Monday - 2nd/3rd at 10:30am and K/1st at 1pm

Tuesday - 4th/5th at 10:45am

Thursday, April 16, 2020

New Virtual Story Times

Thank you to all of the students who participated n virtual story time the two weeks before spring break. It was amazing to see so many Briarwood Bears!

This week I am offering two sessions to each grade level - one in the morning and one in the afternoon - and combing two grade levels for each event. The links to each meeting will be emailed out on Sunday, April 19. The new days and times are as follows:

Monday - 2nd & 3rd grade at 10:30am, Kinder & 1st at 1pm

Tuesday - 4th & 5th at 10:30am

Thursday - 2nd & 3rd at 1pm

Friday - Kinder & 1st at 10:30am, 4th & 5th at 1pm

Monday, March 30, 2020

KCLS Access for Students

Did you know all Issaquah students have digital library cards connected to their student ID number? Student's student ID number is the number they use for Clever and is unique to each student. If you and your child are not sure what your student's number is, it can be found on Skyward. You can check out e-books with the student card and explore a ton of databases.

Below are instructions for accessing a variety of resources from KCLS.

Step 1: Go to

Step 2: Choose "Kids" from the Online Resources section

Step 3: Explore all of the available resources. If you want to access kid-friendly databases and e-books, click on Student Accounts on the left side of the screen. Once you are ready to check out an e-book or read from a database you will be asked to enter your library card and pin. Your library card number is 411 followed by your 7-digit student district ID, which can be found in Skyward. Your pin is the last 4 digits of your library card number. For example, library card - 4117654321 - and pin - 4321.

Please email Ms. Threlkeld if you have any questions or run into issues.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Virtual Story Time with Ms. Threlkeld

Starting Monday, March 30, Ms. T will hold story time via Zoom for each grade level once a week - huzzah! For privacy and security reasons, links to join meetings will be emailed to families the day of the event. Students do not need a Zoom account to participate. Here is the schedule, which could always change due to guidance around technology and teaching from ISD or OSPI:

Monday: Kindergarten at 11am and 1st grade at 1pm

Tuesday: 2nd grade at 11am and 3rd grade at 1pm

Thursday: 4th grade at 1pm

Friday: 5th grade at 11am

Ms. Threlkeld will read 1-2 picture books to students and grade level teachers will also be invited to read. There will be time at the end of the meeting for participants to share what they have been reading or working on the last week. Looking forward to seeing lots of Briarwood Bears!

Ms. Moynihan reading "Penguin Problems" to 2nd graders