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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

It's Birthday Book Club Sign Up Time!
 
Learn more about how you can make a donation to add books to our library AND to celebrate your child's birthday! Click on the "Birthday Book Club" tab to the right of this page. Thank you for adding more books to our library and letting me celebrate your child's birthday with them!
#bookbrags Has Begun!
 
For more details on how your child can participate, see the "#bookbrags" tab on the right of this page
Decker Prairie Elementary is "Internet Awesome!"
 
Last week all of the students at DPES got a peek at how we are going to learn throughout the year about how to be Internet Awesome (Smart, Alert, Strong, Kind, and Brave). The boys and girls were challenged to beat Mrs. Watson's high score of 110 on Interland's "Mindful Mountain" (Smart) challenge. They can play at home by clicking the "Library Links" button on the right of this page.

New myON Login

I am not sure why, but the login to our amazing ebook reading site myON has changed. Here are the steps to find myON for your child to use at home:
  1. Go to http://www.clever.com or click "Library Links" and then myON button button
  2. Select at top right: "Log in as a student"
  3. Type in and select our school's name
  4. Select "Log in with Google"
  5. Enter your child's login: their#@elem.tomballschools.net
  6. Their password is tisd+birthdate (=tisdmmddyyyy)
  7. This will take you to Clever, which houses all of the sites that our school or district pays for that the students can access. Scroll down and click on "myON"
  8. I would bookmark or save at this point
Again, I am sorry for the changes. I am hoping that myON's home access will be changed to be easier than this very soon!

2018-19 Battle of the Books Official List Released!

Summer has just begun, and I already have next year's books for our 2019 Battle of the Books Tournament! We had over 100 students interested this past school year, but little time to read the 30 books. This time, our incoming 3rd and 4th graders have plenty of time! Details will be posted soon, but if your child is interested, they can start this summer on reading many of the books.
 
Decker Strong, we can, WE WILL be TISD's winners next year!
It’s that time of year beginning this Wednesday (5/16/18). Plus, our students will earn makerspaces/stations time in the library!

Author Katherine Applegate in Houston this Saturday

Many of our students have commented how much they loved reading Katherine Applegate's book The One and Only Ivan. I found out from an email that she will be in Houston this Saturday, May 5th at Blue Willow Bookstore. Click here to learn more. Her newest book Endling: The Last has to be purchased in order for you to get an autograph. 

Are you interested in coding camp this summer?
Here is the information to sign your child up- in Spanish!

Decker Prairie's Book Tournament

School Tournament this Friday, February 23rd

This Friday, our participating 3rd and 4th graders will come during their recess and compete in our school’s Tomball Book Tournament. I will send 3rd and 4th grade teachers a list of who is competing. The school's competition will not be in front of the entire school, but be a written competition since we have so many competing (72 students). A note went home today with more specifics. I will announce the winning teams during our Call to Excellence next Monday. We are so proud of the students who are participating!