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Hi everyone! My name is Mandy Watson, and I am your child's librarian at Decker Prairie Elementary. This will be my 14th year of teaching and my 8th 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/makerspaces. 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

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!
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!
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...
It's About to Get Groovy!

Decker Prairie is proud to announce that Scholastic Bookfairs is bringing author and musical storyteller Eric Litwin to our school on Thursday, September 15th for students in grades PreK-2nd to celebrate the release of his new book Groovy Joe: Ice Cream & Dinosaurs! His new book along with another popular favorite: Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons will soon be available to purchase. Please see the flier that will be going home in the next Wednesday folder if you are interested in purchasing a signed copy.

myON Summer Success!
This summer the boys and girls at DPES got a free trial of a new online reading program called myON. They read 1,021 books, totaling 11,760 minutes of reading! I will be honoring the students that participated at our first awards celebration with a certificate, and our top students from each grade level will be surprised with a prize. Even our students who are now 5th graders at Tomball Intermediate that participated will have a certificate headed their way! Great job reading this summer boys and girls!
Pigeon's 2016 Summer Travels
Pigeon wants to thank the boys and girls at DPES for voting for him to have a summer vacation. He had so much fun traveling! He went all around Tomball, to Colorado, Tennessee, and even SCOTLAND! Be sure and check out his pictures under the Photo Album tab.
Pigeon's Travels
Pigeon is having a great summer so far and traveling lots! So far he has traveled to Colorado and to Tennessee. He is now preparing for a trip to Scotland! Be sure and check out his photos in the Photo Album (the tab on the right). Pigeon and I hope you are having a fun and safe summer and are reading lots!
Summer is Here!
Pigeon is already enjoying his summer by going to his favorite place (and Mrs. Watson's: Bahama Bucks). What are you doing this summer? Be sure to keep a journal of all the fun things you are doing. Pigeon is already packing for his first summer trip: camping in Colorado! Stay tuned to Mrs. Watson's website to learn fun things you can do whether you are going places or staying at home this summer!
myON Summer Reading Contest
Don't forget you can try myON for FREE this summer! myON is an ebook reading website filled with thousands on wonderful titles your child can read with any internet-connected device. myON enters all students who read 10 or more ebooks into a summer contest for a free iPad. DPES will also recognize our top summer myON readers! Email me if you have any questions.
To login, click here, or go to my Library Links tab on the right:
School: Decker Prairie (even if going to a different school for 2016-17)
Username: Student ID# (email me if you don't know theirs)
Password: tisd+8-digit birthdate (eg. tisd04152005)