Hubbard Learning Commons
News from the Commons - May 2016
Congratulations 5th grade winning Battle of the Books team!
Congratulations 4th grade winning Battle of the Books team!
LH celebrates Read Across America!
Mrs. Stubeck recommends
April is School Library Month - 5th grade students share "I love my library because..."
Battle of the Books
53 students in 4th grade (11 teams) and 30 students in 5th grade (6 teams) met once a week during lunch recess with Mrs. Stubeck in the Learning Commons from early December through March. During these sessions, teams touched base on reading progress, quizzed one another about details from the books, authors and titles, and determined next steps in their reading. The battles began in early March and consisted of three weekly sessions where teams competed to answer the most questions correctly about the books they read. Ultimately, one team emerged as the winner from each grade. These two winning teams hosted the winning teams from Washington School on May 6, with Washington emerging victorious over both LH teams. Hard fought battles, and all teams battled brilliantly. Pictured above are the 5th grade teams from LH (bottom row) and Washington (top row).
Congratulations to all the students who participated in LH's inaugural season of Battle of the Books this year. We have just learned the SEF has renewed our grant so Battle of the Books will return to LH in the fall! Thank you, SEF!!!
LH celebrates Read Across America
World Read Aloud Day results in huge service project led by 4th grade
With serendipitous timing, shortly after we completed this unit an opportunity for us to be of service to provide books to New Jersey students in need was presented to us in the form of a used book drive which we are running through May 20. The response from our LH community to this drive has been nothing short of overwhelming! Mrs. Stubeck has been working with an enthusiastic team of 4th graders to gather all the donations from classrooms each morning, sort, and stack the books on tables to be boxed and picked up by representatives who will transport them to School 3 in Paterson, NJ which serves 400 students in grades K-8, most of whom are on free or reduced student lunch. This school has no school library and few classroom resources. The books we have collected will go directly to these students to provide them with summer reading materials. As of this writing, we estimate more than 1500 books have already been donated. Wow! Thank you for your generosity LH!!!