December 2015, Hawthorne Scholastic Academy
Scholastic Book Fair
In connection with our school's conversations about Kindness and Empathy, and the readings of the books Crenshaw and I Am a Bear, there will be a collection box at the book fair for those who wish to purchase a book for the families staying at the San Jose Obrero Mission Shelter in Chicago.
Kindness and Empathy Conversations Through Reading
The student council is running a food drive for Lakeview Pantry and the book fair will have a donation space for families to give books to the children staying with their parents at the San Jose Obrero Mission shelter.
This first attempt at a "One Book, One School" conversation is exciting!
News from our friends at the Chicago Public Library
Winter Learning Challenge: ROBOTS!
All students are invited to participate in the Winter Learning Challenge between December 14 and January 4, 2014. To complete the challenge:
- READ (book, magazine or website) for 20 minutes a day for at least five days
- DISCOVER new information about robots by doing one activity
- CREATE a story or piece of artwork
Pick up a reading log at your local CPL branch or from Ms. Garner.
"Best of the Best" Lists
Kids - Picture Books, Fiction Books for Younger Readers, Informational Books for Younger Readers, Fiction Books for older readers, Informational Books for Older Readers
Teens - Fiction, Nonfiction, Graphic Novels and Manga
Adults - Top Ten, More Fiction, More Nonfiction