Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Happy April!

Did you know that April is School Library Month?

To help celebrate, we have some very fun activities and learning opportunities planned for our students. Here are some of them:
  • First grade classes are beginning their very first research projects. We are calling them Inquiry or Wonder Projects and are very excited to be using our new PebbleGo data base created for young students. Read about one of the projects (from a previous post) here.
  • Many thanks to our CSA for funding our visiting author, Grace Lin. We are thrilled to welcome Grace back to Memorial School. She will present a special program to all of our Kindergarten and first grade students over a two day period.  There is already a buzz in the school  about her visit! It will be so inspiring for our young students to meet a famous, award winning  author and  illustrator. To learn more about Grace visit her website. 
  • April is also National Poetry Month. We will be celebrating with our popular Poetry Break program the week after vacation. Students can look forward to having surprise “Poetry Breakers” pop into their classrooms to read poems throughout the week.
  • And, if this isn’t all, Donna Knott (our excellent library assistant) and I will be participating in the 2014 Shelf Challenge in honor of School Library Month. We are joining many, many other school librarians who will be reading an entire shelf of books in their libraries. We hope to find some new favorites!

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