The coming week includes "Pi Day," on March 14--otherwise written as 3.14 (which happens to be the birthday of Albert Einstein, coincidentally). Classes will be hearing books about math and numbers.
Friday, March 8, is the next book club meeting. We will be discussing The Apothecary, by Maile Meloy. Our next book selection will be Cardboard, by Doug TenNapel--chosen for its brevity and also in honor of the library's new Graphic Novels section. I will have several copies of Cardboard available for students wishing to obtain one, for a reimbursement cost of $7.00.
We have completed voting on the nominees for the California Young Reader Medal. The winners at Pennekamp are Memoirs of a Goldfish, by Devin Scillian, in the Primary category; and Nubs: The Story of a Mutt, a Marine, and a Miracle, by Major Brian Dennis, in the category Picture Books for Older Readers. Complete results can be seen here. Statewide winners will be announced on May 1.
The week of March 18 will be Poem-in-Your Pocket week at Pennekamp. Students are asked to carry a poem with them in their pocket that week to share with friends. I will be photographing students with their poems to create a new pocket poem poster. Teachers will be provided with a daily poem to share with their classes. Poem-in-Your Pocket Day is a national poetry event that, this year, will be on April 18. We are doing our event a little earlier, to add to Pennekamp's Literacy Celebration, which concludes on March 22.