Due dates for Library Books
This is a reminder each class has a due date each week for their checked out books:
Kindergarten A: books are due every Wednesday
Kindergarten B: books are due every Tuesday
First Grade: books are due every Monday
Second Grade: books are due every Wednesday
Third Grade: books are due every Friday
Fourth Grade: books are due every Wednesday
Fifth Grade: books are due every Monday
Sixth Grade: books are due every Friday
Seventh Grade: books are due every Tuesday
Eighth Grade: books are due every Monday
Books are due every week on the scheduled day of your child's library class. If a book needs to be kept longer, the book needs to be brought in so I can renew it for another week. A book that is not returned on the scheduled library day is considered overdue and a dojo message will be sent as a reminder to bring in the book. If the book is not returned after two weeks, it will be considered lost and you will be responsible for replacing the book. Students who do not bring books back on their library day cannot check out another book until the old book is brought in. Thank you so much for your understanding and cooperation.
In Kindergarten we learned about Katherine Johnson, a mathematician genius who was one of the Hidden Figures behind the safe return of Apollo 13. We read the book Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13. The book tells the bold story of Katherine Johnson, an African American woman who worked for NASA during the space race and how she strategically led Apollo 13 safely home. Students colored pictures of Katherine to take home.
Third and Fourth Grade
In third and fourth grade, students listened to the story The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson. This book is a wonderful children's book showing how powerful children can be and make a difference in the world. During the summer, two girls, Annie and Clover sit on top of a fence and defy the odds of segregation and become the best of friends. Students were given a writing prompt asking them what changed from the beginning of the story to how Clover and Annie changed by the time the story ended. When they were done, they drew a picture from their point of view of the story.
Pre-K classes enjoyed a cute little story called Dragon Gets By written by Dav Pilkey. Students listened to the cute story about a blue dragon who is very responsible and smart but when he does not get enough sleep, he does everything opposite of what he should be doing. He waters his bed and sleeps in his plants, he combs his teeth, but brushes his hair, etc. Students colored their very own little blue dragon to take home.
Volunteers are needed for the snack sale in March and duct tape the principal in April. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you need to complete your hours. I am the volunteer coordinator for PTC and I would love to help you.
Groundhog's Day Off by Robb Pearlman
There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Rose by Lucille Colandro
Zombie in Love by Kelly Dipucchio
Crankenstein Valentine by Samantha Berger
President's Day by Anne Rockwell Magic Tree House: Abe Lincoln At Last by Mary Pope Osborne
The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Skene Catling
Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People To Freedom by Carole Boston Weatherford
Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch by Eileen Spinelli
Martin's Big Words by Doreen Rappaport
Counting on Katherine by Helaine Becker
Love is My Favorite Thing by Emma Chichester Clark
Five Finger Rule
"Just the right book" is something teachers use when it comes to students' choosing a book to read. In other terms, it means a book that is on a student's instructional level. The book a student chooses should stretch the student's reading ability a little bit, not bring him or her to the point of frustration. Below is a helpful guide to deciding if a book is the best fit.