The book club for 5th-grade students meets this Friday. We will discuss and rate A Tale Dark and Grimm and choose our next reading selection for the coming month. New members are welcome!
The book club for 4th-grade students meets again on November 18. I realize that The Lightning Thief may have turned out to be a pretty challenging and long book, so club members--just do the best you can with it. At least it's a pretty exciting book! Next month we will make a point of choosing something shorter.
This week is the Toy and Clothing Drive. With so many families affected by economic struggles, it's worth taking an honest look at our clothes and toys to see if there's anything we really aren't using--something that could be donated that might make a big difference to a needy girl or boy or family. Clothing, toys, and generosity are the themes for the books I am reading this week to DK, K, 1st, 3rd, and 4th. Grade 2 is hearing 13 Words, by Lemony Snicket, and we are talking about the power and pleasure of having a vast array of words at our command. Grade 5 will be hearing I, Doko: The Tale of a Basket, by Ed Young, and discussing how respect and responsibility (the current "Pennekamp PRIDE" traits) relate to the story.