Gordon Parks Academy Media Center

Newsletter May 2022

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Books are in Bloom!

Thank you for ALL of your support during our first book fair in a number of years at Gordon Parks Academy! We went above and beyond our goal. Because of you, it was a huge success. We raised enough funds to purchase more books and other supplies for the school library. This will help the students and teachers get the tools they need and want for future lessons and also for their reading enhancement and pleasure. Studies show that when school libraries have the resources they need, the students who attend them become stronger readers over time. One of our most important goals at Gordon Parks Academy is to build lifelong readers, and with your help, we can make that happen.


Get Caught Reading 🔎📖🔍

May is, "Get Caught Reading Month." We celebrate Children's Book Week from May 2 to May 8, 2022. What will you get caught reading this month? Will it be fiction or nonfiction? There are many fictional books and genres to choose from. You can read realistic, fantasy, historic, scientific, humorous, and so much more. If you want to get more serious, try out a nonfiction book with facts to load up on. Get information about science, animals, countries, careers, and biographies where you can learn about the lives of famous people. There are also some fun and interesting places to read like your sofa, your bed, a swing, in the park, or even on your porch. Just think of the wonderful tools you can read with. Try a laptop, a tablet, a smartphone, or a good old fashioned printed book. Whatever your choice may be, just make sure to get caught reading!
Boyz II Men - A Song For Mama (Official Video)


💐Important May Events💐

  • Children's Book Week: May 2-8 --Get out and read some good books.

  • National Nurse's Week: May 6-12---Give thanks to the nurse's who help you feel better.
  • National Limerick Day: May 12--Write a silly poem.
  • National Biographer's Day: May 16--Read about a person you're interested in or write about a person you would like to learn more about.

Tools of the Mind: Early Childhood

Never Play Music Right Next to the Zoo read by John Lithgow
Curious George Visits the Zoo
Never Ever Shout in a Zoo Read Aloud
The Gingerbread Man Loose at the Zoo Read Aloud
Dear Zoo (Share a Story Corner)
Through With The Zoo by Jacob Grant
My Heart is Like a Zoo
1, 2, 3 TO THE ZOO w/ Numbers On Screen & Music
📚📖 Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What do you see? 🐻 | Kids Books Read Aloud | KIP TV #ericcarle
Dear Zoo children's song (based on the book by Rod Campbell) | Kids Nursery Rhymes and Songs


Contact Ms. S. Barber (Media Specialist)

Principal Dr. Sharon Davis