This week, in a nod to Hispanic Heritage Month, we read the wonderful Separate is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez & Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation by Duncan Tonatiuh.
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we have two display shelves full of picture and early reader books from Hispanic authors and/or featuring Latino/a characters. We will be reading selections through October 15.
The fourth grade is reading A Handful of Stars in class, and we are continuing to build our collection of diverse picture, early reader, and fiction books.
Welcome to the third week of school. We hope you are finding great selections to check out and read. We continue to get new books across all reading and interest levels, and encourage you to give us suggestions also.
Lower school students have gotten to hear some wonderful stories about libraries and school. Many especially loved Miss Smith’s Incredible Storybook, Library Lion, and Beatrice Doesn’t Want To.
Upper school students were introduced and invited to participate in the first Reading Mini-Challenge. It runs through October 16, and students participating in the challenge will read five fiction or non-fiction chapter books in five (of a selection of ten) categories. If there are questions about the challenge, please let us know.
In other news, we have begun getting all 3rd-8th graders DC Public Library cards. This will enable students to access all the DC Public Library online research tools.
Mrs. Morell and Mrs. Ingoglia
Here are a few screen shots from our Back to School Prezi.
We are thrilled to be starting the new school year!
We loved the (inspired!) new book Mother Bruce, by Ryan T. Higgins, so much that we read it to nearly every class last week. Then we raved about it to nearly every Upper School teacher that wandered in. Mr. G decided his 7th grade Lit class should experience this hilarious story as well:
The 4th grade read the (lovely) Whisper, by Pamela Zagarenski…
K: Olivia Forms a Band by Ian Falconer