In weekly class visits the students will be continuing with themes and projects we've begun since returning from winter break. TK, K, and 1st will be hearing more of the nominees for the California Young Reader Medal. Grade 3 is continuing to hear biographies of inspiring people, particularly Americans. To accompany our readaloud, America's Champion Swimmer: Gertrude Ederle, by David A. Alder, we'll take a look at the short video you can see below about Ederle's swim across the English Channel. Grades 4 and 5 are continuing with their novels. Grade 2 is hearing Rocks in His Head, by Carol Otis Hurst, to support their study of rocks and minerals.
The fifth-grade book club will be meeting next Monday, January 27, in the library at lunch recess. Book club participants are encouraged to bring their lunch (rather than buy lunch) on meeting days. We will be discussing Jinx, by Sage Blackwood.
Students in grades 4 and 5 who are looking for science fair ideas might want to check out the "Science Projects" on World Book Online. These can be found on the opening page of the "Kids" version of the encyclopedia. Here is a link, but you do have to put in the Pennekamp Log-in ID and password. If you don't know those, please ask me or your child's teacher.