D97 Library News
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Thank you for visiting our monthly newsletter for all teachers, parents, and community members of District 97. Each month, D97 teacher librarians collaborate to bring you useful information, and highlight some of the things our students are learning in our libraries.
We love to hear from you! This month's collaborating teacher librarians:
Richard Withers firstname.lastname@example.org, Beye
Mindi Maneck email@example.com, Holmes
Interesting days in February...
Two amazing baseball players! Many students love nonfiction, and books about sports facts are a great way to engage minds in literature and math! Browse the 700s at your school or public library for more on sports.
2/9 Hershey's Chocolate, founded 1894. It started as a caramel company, and grew into a worldwide chocolate brand. Celebrate Valentine's day on 2/14 with a favorite sweet (or sweetheart!).
2/24 Steve Jobs' birthday The Apple founder had an incredible work ethic, and a strong growth mindset. Watch this video to hear in Jobs' own words his take on failure.
Chinese New Year, The Year of the Monkey : February 8
Lion Dancer: Ernie Wan's Chinese New Year
Ernie Wan describes his Chinese-American family's celebration of the lunar New Year. Ernie lives in New York City's Chinatown, where traditions are rooted in the culture of southern China. Ernie's father, a kung fu master, choreographs The Lion Dance, the center of the community celebration and a major tourist attraction.
Moonbeams, Dumplings, & Dragon Boats
Filled with delectable recipes, hands-on family activities, and traditional tales to read aloud, this extraordinary collection will inspire families everywhere to re-create the magic of Chinese holidays in their own homes. They can feast on golden New Year's dumplings and tasty moon cakes, build a miniature boat for the Dragon Boat Festival and a kite at Qing Ming, or share the story of the greedy Kitchen God or the valiant warrior Hou Yi.
Sam and the Lucky Money
Sam receives four bright red envelopes decorated with shiny gold emblems as part of the traditional Chinese New Year celebration. Each envelope contains a dollar, and he must decide how he'd like to spend the money. You'll need your Oak Park Public Library card and 4-digit PIN to access this book and a companion nonfiction piece in BookFlix!