Grade 4 is continuing with guide words practice. Last week the students worked with the dictionary; this week is a little more challenging, as students are finding environmental topics in the encyclopedia, which requires not only using guide words but finding the correct volume of the encyclopedia as well. Congratulations to the first batch of winners of ice cream coupons, who were selected at random today during Mr. Romines's class visit.
Grade 3 is reviewing information literacy skills in preparation for state testing, and in accordance with the guidelines provided in the California Department of Education "Model School Library Standards."
May I again remind people of the Los Angeles Children's Film Festival, which is the coming two weekends. I'm hoping to make it up to Santa Monica for at least a couple of screenings!
The 5th-grade book club will meet on Friday, May 3, instead of this week. Several book club participants have asked for more time to read the book. The date of the meeting has no bearing on the due date of the students' book reports; please honor whatever due date your child's teacher has set.
The library will close at 1:30 on this Wednesday, as I must attend a districtwide meeting of library staff. Thanks for your understanding.