Reading! Technology! Fun!
March is full of FUN! We will celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss and World Read Aloud Day. Our author visit, Matthew Holm, is on March 25, so there will be a lot of activities going on to get ready for his visit and, of course, we are here all month long to help you with WHATEVER you need! Just let us know!
Your Learning Commons Team,
Mrs. Byrd Fort, Mrs. Swygert, Mrs. Gobbi, and Ms. Burkett
We are excited to announce that this year's author visit is Matthew Holm! Holm is the co-author and illustrator of the Babymouse and Squish graphic novels. These books are great for all ages and a wonderful way to introduce comic books and comic book writing in your classroom. We have many of his books in our Learning Commons (they are always checked out though!). You can certainly get the books from a local book store, Amazon.com, or your public library. I bet many of your students already read and LOVE Babymouse and Squish - so, get ready for an exciting visit! There will be books available for purchase the day of his visit. Matthew Holm will be at NPES on Tuesday, March 25. Check out the Babymouse website (http://www.randomhouse.com/kids/babymouse/ ) and Matthew Holm's website (http://www.matthewholm.net/) for more information!
Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!
March 3 – 7 is READ ACROSS AMERICA WEEK!
This is a week where we celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss! Here are some things we are doing in the Learning Commons to celebrate and some resources you can use in your classroom!
Kindergarten will have a READ-A-THON in the Learning Commons at 8:30am. We are going to try to read 100 books in 100 minutes in honor of Dr. Seuss!
Special guest readers will come to NPES 8:30am – 11am to visit classrooms and read. This is in honor of Dr. Seuss, but also to celebrate WORLD READ ALOUD DAY!
Kindergarten students will be learning about Dr. Seuss and exploring Seuss-themed centers throughout the work during Related Arts.
There will be different activities set up that ALL students can explore when visiting the Learning Commons for checkout.
Do more with Seuss in your classroom with these ideas:
*Classroom resources from Seussville: http://www.seussville.com/Educators/educatorClassroomResources.php
*Reading and Seuss-Themed Resources for Teachers from Edutopia: http://www.edutopia.org/blog/read-across-america-dr-seuss-resources-matthew-davis
*Reading Everywhere with Dr. Seuss lesson plan from ReadWriteThink: http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/reading-everywhere-with-seuss-109.html
*There are also LOTS of apps you can install and let students explore throughout the week…just search “Seuss” in the App Store!
World Read Aloud Day
PAWS to Read at PETS, Inc.!
Mrs. Swygert's Spot!
Life Long Guidelines & Life Skills SPOTLIGHT!
This month, we focus on caring, pride, cooperation, and responsibility. Let us know if we can help you find resources!
Save the Date!
The Learning Commons has lots of great events coming up - be sure to mark your calendars!
March 3 - Read Across America Day / Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!
March 5 - World Read Aloud Day
March 25 - Matthew Holm Author Visit
March 28 - Lion Cub Storytime 9am
Watch the newsletter for more dates and events!
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