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News & Notes from the Morningside Library - May 4

Google Classroom for the Library

If your child/student has not joined the library's Google Classroom yet, use code inhjds6 to join today!

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week

Enjoy some freebies and discounts this week by clicking on the link below.

April was National Poetry Month

To end National Poetry month (April) and celebrate National Poem in Your Pocket Day (April 30), here's my favorite Shel Silverstein poem - Listen to the Mustn'ts I shared with my students in our Google Classroom. What poem would you choose to keep in your pocket to make you smile, warm your heart, or inspire greatness?
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Read Alouds or Gift Books for Grads

Know a graduate? Whether being promoted from kindergarten, leaving elementary school as a rising sixth-grader, stepping into high school next year as a freshman, or graduating high school, moving on to the next chapter can be filled with mixed emotions - excitement tinged with sadness. In these transitional times, books can offer us the best advice as we prepare to tackle the next phase. Here are some alternatives to the often-gifted Oh, the Places You'll Go by Dr. Seuss. Perhaps one will make the perfect gift for the graduate in your life, or the perfect read aloud to end the school year with your class. Download the clickable pdf here.
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Star Wars Books on Epic!

Are you a Star Wars fan? Check out these Star Wars books (below) on Epic! Including books about the creator - George Lucas - and most recent director - J.J. Abrams.


Go to Epic by clicking here. You can use the library class code: ksh0521

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This Week's Picture Book Read Aloud: The Galaxy Needs You By Caitlin Kennedy

It's May the Fourth - Star Wars Day! Join me for a short read aloud of The Galaxy Needs You by Caitlin Kennedy. May the Fourth Be with You!
The Galaxy Needs You

This Week's Directed Drawing - Let's Draw Yoda

Follow along as I lead you in a step-by-step directed drawing of Yoda! May the Fourth Be with You!
Let's Draw Yoda

School Nurse Appreciation Day - May 6

Don't forget to show your love to your school nurse! Last week we read, The School Nurse from the Black Lagoon and drew pictures and wrote notes to our school nurses that I'll deliver to them on Wednesday. Healthcare workers are on all our minds now more than ever. Be sure to give some love to the nurse in your building who encourages hand washing and other healthy habits all year long.
Let's Draw A School Nurse
Let's Read The School Nurse From the Black Lagoon

Flip Grid Book Recommendations

Let's keep sharing the love of books by recording short book recommendations over on FlipGrid. Click here.
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