Library News Update
Mrs. Anhold, Librarian
The beginning of this quarter, I was lucky to have a student teacher, Ms. Shaffer, who worked very well with the kids. She prepared wonderful lessons on the Olympics and also on kindness to go along with our Random Acts of Kindness week at school. I have been reading books for Black History Month and have continued this into March.
We have read several books that go along with the biographies they have been studying in class. Teammates by Peter Golenbock is about Jackie Robinson, the first African American in major league baseball. Bad News for Outlaws by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson tells the story of Bass Reeves, a former slave who became a deputy marshall in the Oklahoma Territory. We are also becoming familiar with our online encyclopedias.
We have read books about several musicians for Black History Month: Marian Anderson, Louis Armstrong, and Duke Ellington. The kids loved watching segments from bio.com on Armstrong and Ellington as well as listen to the music of each performer. We are also continuing to look at folktales from other countries. For March we are reading the Irish tales Finn McCoul by Brian Gleeson and Cinderlad by Shirley Climo.