Programs at Hatchett Elementary
NISD Online Databases
NISD values each student's academic success that annually it purchases subscriptions to online databases. Research on the internet can be a daunting task. Online databases provide rich, diverese, current, accurate and primary sources of information. Follow the link to NISD Online databases.
The Accelerated Reader program is a reading incentive program
whereby students read specially marked books and then go
to a computer and
take a test on the comprehension of the story. Students set their
goals and will be rewarded as they accomplish their goals.
The students are assigned a ZPD (Zone of Proximal Development) level
in reading. As the students achieve and meet their goals, their ZPD
will be moved up. Students identify their ZPD reading level by the
different colored tags on the spine of the books. Review the links below to get an idea of the book titles currently available for check out at our library at the various zones.
AR Book Reading Level 0.0 to 0.9
AR Book Reading Level 1.0 to 1.9
AR Book Reading Level 2.0 to 2.9
AR Book Reading Level 3.0 to 3.9
AR Book Reading Level 4.0 to 4.9
AR Book Reading Level 5.0 to 5.9
AR Book Reading Level 6.0 and above
The Book It program is in partnership with Pizza Hut. Coupons
of a free personalize pizza are awarded to students as an incentive
for finishing homework, good grades on tests, etc.
Texas Bluebonnet Winning Award Club
The Texas Bluebonnet Winning Award
Club meets once a month. Students from grades 2nd – 5th are
encouraged to read books that have been awarded one of the following
Newberry Award: A medal awarded annually by the ALSC to the author
of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for
Caldecott Award: A medal awarded annually by the ALSC
artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.
Scott King Award:
Texas Bluebonnet Award: All of the winning award
books are marked with a dark blue tape on the spine.
This is a student club sponsored by Ms. Contreras. This book club promotes the reading of award winning books. Students are encouraged to read their books and then attend a Bluebonnet Club meeting. At the Bluebonnet Club meeting, students participate in sharing their thoughts, likes/dislikes, and a short book summary. The Bluebonnet Club meets about once a month at 7:15 am prior to the classes. Hope to see you there!