Raising Readers Newsletter

Volume: 1 Issue: 2

Skype Session with Rob Buyea on Sept. 8th

The 4th-6th grade students have the opportunity to Skype with Golden Sower award-winning author Rob Buyea on September 8th. The Skype session will begin at 11 a.m., and the schedule will be adjusted for the day. September 8th also happens to be International Literacy Day. The reading classes are currently reading his first book as a read aloud in class in preparation for the Skype session. If you want to know more about Rob Buyea and his books, visit www.robbuyea.com.

Bobcat Book Club Groups

Nearly 30 students attended this week's first book club meeting. Wow! Three groups were created, and the groups will meet on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday respectively (during noon recess).

First titles of books to be read:

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor

Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli

From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg

"A book is a gift you can open again and again." ~Garrison Keillor

Featured Website

Common Sense Media - Essential Books for Kids & Teens


Parents, this is also a great site to use to check the content of the books your children choose to read.

Author Spotlight

National Book Festival

Saturday, Sep. 5th, 12pm

Washington, DC, United States

Washington, DC

On September 5th, authors will be gathering in Washington, D.C. to discuss various books/genres. These author conversations will be broadcast on PBS.

Special Note: Kate DiCamillo will be featured at 12:30. (Fourth grade students read a couple of DiCamillo's books last year.)

Information: http://to.pbs.org/1OcEMXf

Schedule: http://to.pbs.org/1JFzAKg

Blue Hill Schools