This week is Open House, and yes, the library will be open! I hope many Dragon families have a chance to visit. On display in the library will be the students' paper cutout houses, individually decorated in a show of unfettered creativity. Everyone who visits the library at Open House can have a lovely bookmark to color and keep. I look forward also to showing off new books recently purchased through generous funding from the Pennekamp PTA. Other books on display will be on math and architecture, the themes for this week's readalouds.
To accompany the 5th-grade choice for this week (Fallingwater: The Building of Frank Lloyd Wright's Masterpiece, by Marc Harshman and Anna Egan Smucker) here is a picture of the amazing house known as Falliingwater. Further below is a video of the Lego version being built. Anyone who knows me knows that I am a huge Lego fan! My family and I have built the Lego Fallingwater, and many of the other architectural sets. There's so much to love about Lego, but the architecture sets in particular really help a person understand how and why these significant buildings work--aesthetically and structurally. (As always, be careful showing YouTube content to children--the accompanying ads, sidebars, and comments are often inappropriate for children.)