This is the last week of class visits to the library. We will be reading books about adventure, travel, and summer. Some 4th grade classes may watch The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, which you can watch below (bearing in mind that YouTube content is often accompanied by comments and sidebars that are not age-appropriate for children).
The last day to check out books from the Pennekamp library this year was Friday, June 3. There will be no more checkouts this school year.
All library items are due no later than Friday, June 10. Parents, please help your students find and return everything from our library--and please return materials borrowed in your own name. District policy requires that I put a hold on the report card of any student who has materials still checked out on the last day of school; the same goes for materials checked out by a parent--I have to hold the library card of that parent's son or daughter. If a book has been lost or damaged beyond repair, please make payment for it in exact change or a check payable to MBUSD. The sooner we can clear this all up, the better! Thanks very much for supporting the library by returning your materials promptly.
Book club for grade 5 meets this Thursday, June 9. It's our last meeting of the year. What a pleasure it has been to discuss excellent books with these perceptive, thoughtul readers. If you are looking for good novels for your 5th- or soon-to-be-6th-grader, any of the books we've done with book club over the years would be good choices. Of course, there are also the district summer reading lists.