One interesting thing for me in preparing for this week has been looking at YouTube videos of American Sign Language poetry to share with our deaf and hard-of-hearing students. The one below ("Caterpillar," by Ian Sanborn) is my favorite of the ones I've watched. (Be aware that YouTube sidebars, comments, and advertisements are often inappropriate for children, so I recommend parents supervise children's use of YouTube.)
Pages bookstore is accepting orders for summer reading books for students entering 6th-grade at MBMS. Orders are due by May 31, 2018. Here's the link.
Last Monday we had such a fun and interesting visit with Juana Martinez-Neal, who read us her new book, Alma and How She Got Her Name. Signed copies are still available at Pages, our local independent bookstore.
If your child was one of the top readers in our recent Readathon, it's really time to turn in her or his book order form. These forms can be given to me in the library, and I will get them to the event co-chair.
The library will be closed Wednesday at 1:30 as I am hosting the monthly meeting of district library staff.