On Monday, February 5, Pennekamp is pleased to welcome Seth Fishman author of A Hundred Billion Trillion Stars. Seth is doing assemblies and class visits with our students in TK, K, 1st, 2nd, and the DHH class. On Thursday, February 8, at 8:30 a.m., author Lisa McMann will present an assembly for students in grades 3, 4, and 5. Her hugely popular Unwanteds series continues in the spinoff series Unwanteds Quests, of which Dragon Caves and Dragon Bones are the first two volumes. Order forms for signed books are on this website. Online orders for signed copies can be placed on Pages website. Seth Fishman book orders were due February 2. Lisa McMann book orders are due Monday, February 5.
The Super Literacy Quiz Bowl will take place during the week of February 12. This is a fun, optional activity for students in grades 3, 4, and 5. Signups are no longer being accepted, but participating students should keep reading!
For many students the Read-a-thon is the best part of PK's literacy celebration. The reading logs for each of the three upcoming weeks are below. This year fiction and nonfiction minutes are valued the same (nonfiction is not doubled this year). The reading logs are due after the February break. Maybe we should start calling it "reading week" instead of "ski week"!
On display in the library this week are books about books and about being an author as well as about a dozen shiny new picture books. During library visits this week students in the younger grades will hear the last of the nominees for the California Young Reader Medal--If You Plant a Seed, by Kadir Nelson. Those grades will vote next week. Grades 3, 4, and 5 are voting this week, except for the students of Mrs. Rios and Ms. Hart, who got a bit ahead of the other clothes and voted last week. Those two classes are hearing Brother Hugo and the Bear, a picture book set in the Middle Ages, before the invention of the printing press made books more accessible. Books were precious items then, and although they can be manufactured affordably today, they are still precious.