Word from the Wescott Library
October Birthday Book Club
It's time for October Birthday Book Club! Please check the lists I put in your mailboxes or look here for the students who donated to the Birthday Book Club for October.
Please send these students down to the library in small groups STARTING MONDAY to pick a birthday book.
Halloween is just around the corner!
- Check out a Halloween book, or how about a nonfiction book on spiders or skeletons?
- All About the Holidays: Halloween video from PBS Learning Media
- History.com Halloween: Halloween links & videos (ex topics = Ghosts in the White House, Halloween Around the World, and Pumpkin Facts)
- National Education Association: Halloween lesson plans, activities and resources
A note about Halloween:
I will teach library skills while I read Halloween/Fall books next week (nothing too scary). Please let me know if you have any students who would not want to participate.
Make a Book Character Pumpkin!
Check out the awesome Einstein book character pumpkin made by Ms. Maisel's class this week! Michelle read On a Beam of Light to students while they evoked images from the story. It is located by the front door of the library, so stop by to see it!
October is National Dyslexia Awareness Month
Click here for more information. Did you know:
- Celebrated author Patricia Polacco struggled with dyslexia, and did not learn to read until she was 14 years old. Check out her inspiring picture books Thank You, Mr. Falker and The Junkyard Wonders.
- Actor, producer, director Henry Winkler is also a children's book author! His Hank Zipzer series, cowritten by author Lin Oliver, is based on his experiences growing up with the challenges of dyslexia. The Here's Hank early chapter books are printed in a font designed for kids with dyslexia.
A friendly reminder from the library
Check out happens during the last 10 minutes of library, and goes a lot faster when both of us are there to help. As much as I try to know the interests and reading levels of all 375 students, classroom teachers know them much better than I do and can help me direct them to good fit books. Thanks!
Need a another uplifting teacher video? See below (and thanks for being awesome).
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