• Summer ReadingSummer Reading

    HVES does not have an HVES-based summer reading 2021 program this year.  Instead, we encourage you to listen to recordings of Storytime with Ms. Foust on the HVES Library Canvas page and to participate in some of the other local reading programs available to our students. See below for details.  


    HVES Library Website

    Looking for eBooks, Brainpop, PebbleGo, Early World of Learning and more fun sites?   Visit our HVES Library Webpage at:  https://www.knoxschools.org/Page/9042

    Want to go straight to online readaloud sites such as Imagination Library, Storyline Online, Stories From Space, TumbleBooks and more?  Visit:  https://www.knoxschools.org/Page/13934 


    Students still have access to the HVES Library Canvas classroom over the summer!  After May 26, the course may be moved into "Past Enrollments" if it is not favorited.  From Canvas you can access my readalouds and links from the 2020-21 school year along with some new things including:    

    Storytime with Ms. Foust

    This summer, I have been recording and posting stories requested by our students.  To access these recordings, log in to your Canvas account using the same log-in information you used for your school Chromebook. 

    Once you are in your Canvas account, use the Dashboard to go to the HAV3 HVES Library Class, and get started.  


     Titles included in the recorded readalouds so far are:  



    It may be that students can simply continue to log in and use the old Library Canvas class just as they did during the 2020-21 school year.  That said, it's good to have a back-up plan, so:  

     If the Library class is not showing on your Canvas Dashboard:  

    Using the menu on the left of the Canvas page, under the word Dashboard, select "Courses"

    Scroll all the way down to "Past Enrollments"

     If you are not seeing new recordings in your Library Canvas Class:

    Accept the Canvas Invitation to 

    If you have any questions or need help, feel free to e-mail me at:  ronda.foust@knoxschools.org or send me a message through our Hardin Valley Elementary Library Facebook Page at:  https://www.facebook.com/HVESLibrary


    Tails and Tales


    Tails and Tales Million-Hour Reading Expedition

    To get started, pick up a Tails and Tales Field Guide at any library location, or visit:  https://www.knoxlib.org/readcity.

    Be sure to check out the video introduction from local musician Sean McCullough at the bottom of the KCPL page.  



    Barnes & Noble (B&N) Summer Reading

    B and N journal coverStudents (Grades 1-6) read 8 books, fill out the Reading Journal, and bring the completed Journal to the bookstore to collect their free book during July and August.  You can download a copy of the journal here at Summer Reading Journal, or pick up a copy at your local B&N. 

    For more information, including links to lists of recommended books by grade levels visit:  https://www.barnesandnobleinc.com/our-stores-communities/summer-reading-program/



    Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge Home Base

    This year, Scholastic has amped up their online Reading Challenge with new games, activities and more.  Sign up for a free account, choose your own username and password, and get started.  Click on the icon on the right to get started.


    Click the icon on the left to see a video trailer for HomeBase.




    Need Other Ideas?  

    Imagination Soup has links to more great free Summer Reading Programs and ideas.  Check them out at: