In other library news, the library will be closed on and off in the coming couple of weeks so that I can process a large number of new books that the district has acquired to support leveled reading. I apologize for the inconvenience, but it will really help our students and teachers if they can get going with these books sooner rather than later.
Red Ribbon Week, a national event, starts this Wednesday, October 23, and continues until Halloween. The theme of Red Ribbon Week is "Love Yourself, Be Drug Free." Many families find this an opportune time to talk with their young people about living a substance-free life and in general about health and wellness.
The theme this week for class visits is exploration. All grades (except 5th) will be hearing books (some historical, some more fanciful) about heading off for new, undiscovered places. The 5th-graders continue with Clockwork, by Philip Pullman, a somewhat scary story for Halloween!
Our kindergarteners and 1st-graders will have a special treat this week: we will watch the video below, of Ernie singing "I Don't Want to Live on the Moon." Exploration is exciting and important, but there's no place like home.