Wanamaker Library Newsletter
March Book Madness
Not Quite Narwhal was voted the picture book champion in this year's March Book Madness
17 classes participated in March Book Madness at WE
Students and teachers enjoyed watching the bracket displayed in the hallway
The "Last Great Race"
We read The Bravest Dog Ever: The True Story of Balto to learn about the history of the Iditarod. We logged onto the Iditarod Race's official website to look at pictures and follow the progress of the mushers. Students then designed and built their own dog sleds using only popsicle sticks, construction paper, hole punchers, and pipe cleaners. Check out the pictures below to see some of their creations!
Biography Bottle Buddies
Laura Ingalls Wilder, Rosa Parks, George Washington, and John Stetson
Lucille Ball, Rosa Parks, Albert Einstein
Wassily Kandinsky, Desmond Doss, Benjamin Franklin, Amelia Earhart
Math and Reading Bash a Huge Success
The Math and Reading Night for Wanamaker families was held on March 6. What a fantastic evening it was! The whole school was alive with activities--math games in the gym, Kyler from TSCPL sharing his musical talents, story time and Dr. Seuss Bingo in the library, and the Topeka Zoo presentations in the cafeteria. There was something for everybody!
When asked if she was pleased with how the the evening went, Susan Chilson, Math and Reading Interventionist at WE, responded, "Oh my gosh. We were ecstatic. The kids just kept coming and coming. We had over 200 registered students plus their families. We gave away over 300 books! A huge thank you to the staff for helping with the evening and creating math games that families could take home with them. We look forward to next year being even bigger and better!"
Thank you to our Wanamaker families for supporting this awesome celebration of math and reading!
Judy's hobbies include reading, time with family and friends, and watching TV and movies.
She also stays busy with her family which consists of 3 children and 4 grandchildren. Two of her grandchildren live in Kansas City, and the other two in Topeka. Logan is a sophomore at Washburn Rural High School, and Dylan is a 4th grader at Wanamaker Elementary. He frequently stops in to say HI to his grandma while she is volunteering.
April 16--In recognition of School Library Month, the district librarians give presentation at the Board of Education meeting
April 18--Poetry Slam during 4th and 5th grade lunch hours
April 19--Book Club's Movie and Pizza Event after school in the library
May 2--Battle of the Books meeting during 5th and 6th grade lunch hours