Friday, September 19, 2014

Hispanic Heritage Month

Every year we celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 - October 15. Hispanic culture is comprised of a very diverse population from Spain, Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. This month is a wonderful time to learn more about the contributions of American citizens with Hispanic ancestors. Stop in the library and check out our resources! Want to know more? Check out this wonder from Wonderopolis!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

ONE Read-Aloud

Today marks the beginning of our annual ONE Read-Aloud. The teachers in all of the classes kindergarten - 2nd grade are reading Lulu and the Brontosaurus by Judith Viorst. This is the first book in an early chapter book series by the beloved author of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Reading the same book aloud across the grade levels helps to grow our community of readers. Conversation about our ONE book can carry over from members of different classes and even to the dinner tables of K-2nd siblings.
When our readers were asked, about 50% reported that they liked pickles, but when Lulu's favorite pickle sandwiches were offered for tasting, many more discovered that dills are delicious!