Grade 3 continues with the nominees for the Cook Prize. We will be voting next week! Grades 4 and 5 continue with the novels we are reading aloud.
Although we are busy with poetry this week at Pennekamp, this is also Brain Awareness Week, an invitation to think about the brain--its remarkable abilities and the fascinating field of neuroscience. The Neuroscience for Kids website has some fun brain-themed games. This Friday is an extra-special day: first of all, it is Albert Einstein's birthday! The library collection includes several excellent Einstein biographies. Coincidentally (or is it…?), Einstein's birthday is also known as "pi day," because the date can be written 3.14. BrainPOP has a good video on pi (login information available from your child's teacher or from me at the library); and for more fun, you can listen to the “The Pi Song” on Googol Learning (http://www.googolpower.com/content/free-learning-resources/videos/pi-music-video-by-zap).