There are some cultural events in May, including Ramadan, Mothers Day, and Memorial Day. I will be reading and displaying books on these as well.
May is Asian-Pacific Island Heritage month, so you can be sure books on the cultures of Asia and the Pacific Islands will also be in play.
The winners of the California Young Reader Medal have been announced: The Bear and the Piano (not PK's choice), Emmanuel's Dream (PK's winner), and The War that Saved My Life (PK's winner). Information about the contest and our voting results can be found here.
On Wednesday and Thursday, May 8 and 9, PK's third-grade will have guest visits from the children's services librarian at the Manhattan Beach public library. She will be giving each student a public library card. There are some great library events coming up, including a Dodgers storytime. The public library's summer reading program starts on June 1, 2019.
The MBUSD summer reading lists for summer 2019 are now posted and can be found on this site. The three elementary lists of nonrequired books for pleasure reading were compiled by the five elementary library resource specialists.
On Friday, May 17, the wonderful Julie Jones will be substituting for me at the library. I will be attending my son's law school commencement (proud mom here!).
Friday, May 31, is the last day this year for students and parents to check out books from the library. The fifth-graders may even be a bit before that, as participation their special year-end events is conditional on having a clean slate in all school matters.
May 24 is the last meeting of the book club for grade 5. Our current book is The Real Boy, by Anne Ursu.
Can you believe it's the end of the year? Wow, time flies :-)