5th-grade book club will next meet on November 30. We will be discussing The Potato Chip Puzzles, by Eric Berlin, the second title in The Puzzling World of Winston Breen series. I still have two copies of The Potato Chip Puzzle that students can “buy” (really just a reimbursement of my cost) for $6.00 a piece. Thanks to pages: a bookstore for providing me with copies at a discounted price. The Manhattan Beach branch of the County of Los Angeles Public Library also has copies now, thanks to the support of Melissa Messner, our local children's librarian. The copies are behind the reference desk, so just ask a librarian for one.
Pennekamp’s book fair is coming up! The book fair will be the week of December 3 to 7 in the school cafetorium. Classes will not visit the library that week, instead using that time to shop the fair (except for DK/TK, which does not visit the fair as a class). The previous week I will be showing students the fair’s “preview box” and talking about some of the books that will be available for purchase. Family night is December 5, at which the raffle for teacher events will be held, so be sure to put that on your calendar right away.