Word from the Wescott Library

10/21/16

Thank you!

Thanks to everyone who helped make the Krisit Yamaguchi author visit a success! After signing all of the books that were ordered by students and staff, Kristi kindly posed for photos with staff in the 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!

Want to make Halloween educational? Check out these Halloween 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

Please remember to come back to library during check out to help me help your students pick good books to read!


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).

Entire Basketball Team Surprises and Thanks Coach

Library Schedule For Next Week

Check the schedule for next week here.

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