This week during class visits we will continue to focus on the many holidays and events that take place in the month of February.
Grades 1, 2, and 4 will hear selections that relate to African-American history and culture, as February is Black History Month.
In addition, the choice for grade 2--I Lost My Tooth in Africa, by Penda Diakite'--also ties in with Children's Dental Health Month, which is this month.
Students in grades 3 and 5 will hear about Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. Grades 3, 4, and 5 have relatively short readalouds this week, to make sure that students have ample time to choose books for pleasure reading over the February break.
Grades DK and K will hear a brand-new book, How Rocket Learned to Read, by Tad Hills. I will again be showing students where in the library to find books for emergent readers. With DK, I will be reading one or two Elephant & Piggie books, by Mo Willems, which are great choices for beginning readers.
Our reading of Elephant & Piggies also sets the stage for visits from the Manhattan Beach Rotary Readers, as a couple of new Elephant & Piggie books are among purchases generously funded by a gift from the Manhattan Beach Rotary Club. Thank you, Rotary Club!