Scholastic book orders are due this Thursday, May 26. This is the last Scholastic order of this school year.
The last week to check out books from the library will by June 6 to 10. The last week for class library visits will be June 13 to 17. During class visits that week students will only return books--there will be no checking out after June 10.
All students and families, please begin returning all your library books. If you have lost a book or damaged a book beyond repair, you must pay to replace it. Please make payment in cash, exact change preferred. Any questions regarding circulation, please contact me as soon as possible. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, phone me at 310-798-6223 x5860, or come by the library when I am not with a class. Library hours are Monday through Friday, 8 to 3.
This week the library will close at 1:15 on Wednesday, May 25, as I must attend a meeting off campus.
With the opening of the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie, my thoughts turned to stories of the sea, which I will be sharing with DK this week. K will hear Farfallina & Marcel, by Holly Keller, at the request of a fifth-grade dragon, who remembered loving this book when she was little. In a funny twist, Tadpole's Promise, by Jeanne Willis, which I will read to fifth grade as a send off to middle school, is the same story as Farfallina--but without the happy ending! Incidentally, it so happens that former Pennekamp Library Media Specialist Stacia Costa introduced me to Tadpole's Promise. First grade will hear a funny story, The Great White Man-Eating Shark, by Margaret Mahy; second is finishing Spud Murphy, also humorous but also likely to inspire reading. Third grade and Mrs. Curry's fifth grade class will hear stories in honor of Memorial Day. Mr. Romines's and Mrs. Rumble's classes will miss library this week due to a field trip, so Ms. Hart's class will pick up the picture book biography of Soichiro Honda that the other fourth-grade classes heard last week, when Ms. Hart's students were hearing a Mark Twain biography. Finally, Mr. Warner's class will hear Tadpole's Promise and also take a look at the summer reading selections for students entering sixth grade at MBMS, while Mr. Ahrens's class will finish the short novel Lewis & Clark & Me.
This week is likely to be the last class library visit for Mr. Warner's and Mr. Ahrens's classes, as they have Friday activities in the month of June. I will miss them, but I wish them great success at their next school and much happiness always.