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Library Challenges
 
These challenges are designed to help you earn money in the student store by reading and learning about new topics. If you ever have suggestions for a challenge or have any questions about the daily challenges, please reach out!

How to Complete a ChallengeTop of Page

What are challenges?

  • Each day and month there will be a new articles to explore. Each challenge will give directions of what information to pick out of the article, or ask you to share what you learned from the article. 

What should my response include?

  • Please write your answers in complete sentences with your name, date and title on the top of the page.
  • You should have a minimum of 3 facts on daily challenges and 5 facts on monthly challenges
  • Some will ask questions, some will give suggestions of what to look out for. 
  • Some will give opportunity for extra points, you MUST do the facts for the article FIRST

How do I submit a challenge

  • You can hand write your answers, type and print your answers or email/Jupiter message your answers to Ms. Kimberly (kvaldez@my.rescueusd.org).

Can I copy from an Article?

  • DO NOT COPY AND PASTE!! If you copy someone else's work this is considered plagiarism and in some schools you can get into a lot of trouble for doing this.
  • You need to rewrite the information in your own words.
  • If you do copy their words exactly, you need to quote them and give them credit for their work. Use quotation marks around the fact then cite who said it and what year in parentheses. 
    • Example: "If you could go back in time and ask a young George Washington on what day he was born, he would reply February 11, 1731." (National Park Services, 2021)
  • Please be sure to proof read your submissions before turning them in. You will be asked to make corrections if needed to get your full points. 

Can I do past Daily Challenges?

  • For full points, make sure to turn in your answers the day of the challenge.
  • You can still earn points on past challenges, however, it drops $1 each day after that.
    • For example, if Monday had $3 to earn, you can still turn it in on Tuesday for $2 or Wednesday for $1. All entries need to be turned in by the last day of that week (unless discussed with Ms. Kimberly)

On-going Challenges
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Daily Vocab Challenge- Test your vocabulary knowledge with our daily vocab challenge. This challenge has the opportunity to earn between $5-$10 in the student store EVERY WEEK!
 
Rebus Bonus- Earn extra points in the Vocab Challenge by completing the Rebus challenge. Rebus is a puzzle in which words are represented by combinations of pictures and individual letters. Do you know what the image is trying to say? 
 
Million word Readers-If you see your name listed under the "on track to read 1,000,000 words", Come to the library to claim your $2 for the student store. If you see your name listed under the "1,000,000 word reader" list, come to the library to claim your for the student store, $10 off a 3d print coupon and a GOLDEN DUCK of your choice!! (You can collect $10 off coupon and a new colored Duck with each One Million words read).
 
Compare and Contrast Paper- You can earn up to $15 for this challenge. Check out the drop down menus below to see what this challenge includes. 
 
Writing Contests Bonus- Take a look at the different writing contests listed in the "Writing Contests' tab. Find one you like and enter it! After you enter, turn in your submission to Ms. Kimberly to earn $8 for the student store. (Follow the directions for submitting your entry on the site you choose. After you have completed your entry and enter the contest, then turn in what you submitted to Ms. Kimberly. If you have any questions please ask). 

Month of April
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There are many events and causes that are recognized in the month of April. To earn $5 for the student store, share 4 to 5 facts that you learn from the site you research. (You can submit up to 3 entries per month) 
 
 
 
 
+$2 Share a joke!
 
+$5 Write your own poem, type it up and put it on a background to be hung in the library. (Can do up to two of these) 
 
 
+$2 What are someways you deal with stress in your life?
 
 
 
 

Daily Reading ChallengesTop of Page

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Thursday

Friday

Compare and ContrastTop of Page

What is this?

Have you read a book with a movie based on it? Then this is the challenge for you! You would first need to read a book that has a movie based off of that book then watch the movie/tv show. This is a simple and easy way to earn up to $15 library bucks. 
 
Most movies differ from their book counterpart in someways. Find at least three ways they were different or ways they were the same. Use the "what it should include" tab to see the best way to go about writing your paper. 
 
Good luck. Please reach out if you have any questions. 

How to complete this challenge?

Your paper should be 5 paragraphs in total, 1 intro paragraph, 3 body paragraphs and 1 conclusion paragraph. Each paragraph should be 5-7 sentences long. You do not need to turn in your Venn Diagram or Outline with this challenge. They are just there to help keep your thoughts organized. 
 
Here are some helpful tips on how to get started: 
 
  • Begin by Brainstorming With a Venn Diagram. (if you don't know what this is please use this link as reference. (Venn    Diagram link)
  • Develop a Thesis Statement. (the three topics of your body paragraphs)
  • Create an Outline. 
  • Write the Introduction. (include your thesis statement here)
  • Write the First Body Paragraph. (your first compare and contrast topic)
  • Repeat the Process for the Next Paragraphs. (two more paragraphs)
  • Write the Conclusion. (summarize your thesis statement and what you wrote in your body paragraphs)
  • Proofread. (you should always do this before turning ANYTHING in)
 
You can give some reasons why you think the movie differed from the book to help complete your paragraphs. It might seem like a lot but I assure you, You are Smart and You are Capable of doing this challenge!