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Hi everyone! My name is Mandy Watson, and I am your child's librarian at Decker Prairie Elementary. This is my 12th year of teaching and my 6th year as librarian. I look forward to seeing your child come each week to the library to check out his or her books, to hear me teach a lesson, and to participate in library activities such as read alouds, technology sessions, or library stations. I hope my lessons and stories I read aloud will inspire a love for reading and learning in your child!

Look around this site to learn more about our library. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me.

Enjoy learning and reading!
Mrs. Watson

Recent Posts

Don't Let the Pigeon Check Out Our Books!
Kindergarteners are learning this week book care as they check out books during their first week of coming to the library. Karly is showing our book character Pigeon good choices he needs to make in the library and how to care for our books.

August Cougar Tales

This year the Cougar Tales are online! You can read it each month in various places including on my library website. The library will have many programs occurring, so be sure to subscribe to my website and check your child's Wednesday folder for notes that will go home. I look forward to an exciting year!
Welcome back! If you are new to our school, welcome to Decker Prairie! I cannot wait to see your kids, and will see them the week of Labor Day. There will be a lot going on in the library this school year, so be sure to subscribe to be kept up-to-date.
1, 2, 3, 4... We Declare a Lemonade War!
We hope your child came home all excited about participating in the "Texas Reads One Book" program! Be sure and ask your child the details and visit the Lemonade War tab on the right.
Free Chick-fil-a? Yay!
Be one of the first 300 to attend our exciting Family Literacy Night
this Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 from 6:00-7:30 pm.
and get a free Chick-fil-a sandwich, chips, cookie, and bottled water.
Don't forget to stop by our book fair too!
Decker Strong, We Can, We Will (Win)!
There are only 2 more days left for our school to possibly win a reading rally from the Houston Rockets. Reading logs will be due this Wednesday - Friday. We can, we will win!
Reading Rock(et)s!
It is time to show the Houston Rockets Decker Prairie students rock at reading! Help your child write down their reading minutes, and our school can possibly win a rally from the Houston Rockets along with tickets to their game, books, and other great prizes. Students in grades 1-4 also have a chance to win a 4-pack of tickets to a game along with an ereader tablet if they have the highest number of minutes read in their grade out of all the participating schools. Decker Strong- we can, we will (win)!

Programs & Rewards We Offer

Has your child come home discussing many reward and programs I am offering in the library? Would you like to know more details? If so, be sure to visit my new tab "Library Inventive Programs," or click here. I give details about reading log rewards, our AR program, the Bluebonnet Awards, and our Screen-Free Week Challenge.

Book Fair Success!
Thank you to all who helped support the library with our "Books are Treasure" book fair! With your donations, we were able to immediately purchase 25 hardback books chosen by the students for our library. We also had our highest sales ever, and will get to purchase many more new books for our library from the 25% we get back from the sales!
 Thank you also to the students for their decorations. Many won free books from our drawing. Congratulations to Haley for winning the grand prize of a set of books for her "Books are Treasure" handmade display! I just loved the details she drew on all the books inside her treasure chest!
Thank you again to everyone!
What a Groovy Time!
Our PreK-2nd graders had so much fun listening to Eric LItwin (AKA "Mr. Eric") today! Thank you Scholastic Book Fairs for bringing him to our school! We will post more pictures soon...