Scholastic book orders are due Thursday, May 26. This is the last Scholastic order until school resumes in the fall. Thank you for purchasing from Scholastic. Every order generates points that can be used to acquire books for our school library and classrooms.
The book club for students in grades 4 & 5 will meet on June 15, 1:30 to 2:30, in the library. Our book is Cosmic, by Frank Cottrell Boyce. This is the last club meeting of the school year.
This week DK and K will be hearing books about eggs, in support of springtime and the study in kindergarten of life cycles. 1st will hear Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge, by Mem Fox, which is about how an object can bring back memories, since 1st grade students have been working on autobiographies. For 2nd, I will continue with the short chapter book The Legend of Spud Murphy. Having heard a book about Japanese-American history last week, 3rd will be hearing a story set in New York's Chinatown, for Asian Pacific Island Heritage Month. A biography of Soichiro Honda, founder of the Honda Motor Company, relates both to Asian heritage and 4th grade's study of entrepreneurs. The 5th grade classes are doing different but equally interesting things: Mrs. Curry's and Mr. Warner's classes will be introduced to the new library catalog and, if there's time, hear I, Doko: Tale of a Basket, based on a folk tale from Nepal; Mr. Ahrens's class will hear the next three chapters of Lewis and Clark and Me, about the Lewis & Clark expedition.