During class visits this week we continue with the nominees for the California Young Reader Medal. Specific titles are on the Weekly Readalouds page of this site. Students will be voting for their favorite of the books in the next couple of weeks.
The next selection for PK's book club for 5th-grade students is Under the Egg, by Laura Marx Fitzgerald. The next meeting is Monday, February 26.
Next week Pennekamp's Literacy Celebration begins! This extra-special time (from February 5 to 26) is devoted to promoting literacy among our students. There are many exciting events taking place. A full list is on the flyer found right beneath this post (see PDF below). Of special note are the following: Seth Fishman school visit, Lisa McMann school visit, and the Super Literacy Quiz Bowl.
On Monday, February 5, author Seth Fishman is doing assemblies and class visits with our students in TK, K, 1st, 2nd, and the DHH class. His book, A Hundred Billion Trillion Stars, is about really huge numbers and things that occur in very large quantities. On Thursday, February 8, at 8:30 a.m., author Lisa McMann will present an assembly for students in grades 3, 4, and 5. Her hugely popular Unwanteds series continues in the spinoff series Unwanteds Quests, of which Dragon Caves and Dragon Bones are the first two volumes. Order forms for signed books are on this website. Online orders for signed copies can be placed on Pages website. Seth Fishman book orders are due February 2. Lisa McMann book orders are due February 5.
The Super Literacy Quiz Bowl will take place during the week of February 12. This is a fun, optional activity for students in grades 3, 4, and 5. Signups are no longer being accepted, but participating students should keep reading!