We will also take this initial readaloud experience to review some book basics. All students at Pennekamp are acquainted with the parts of a book (cover, spine, title page, endpapers, and the like) as well as the distinction between fiction and nonfiction.
Last week most students began checking out books. Each student can check out the same number of books as his or her grade, and last week most did! The first class visit each month for grade 5 will be devoted to circulation to make sure the students have time to choose books for their assigned book reports. Parents, please note that you can check out books too--up to 10 at a time. The library is open most days before and after school for a while for anyone who needs that time for browsing and circulation.
Our beautiful new public library sure has a lot going on these days! Of special note: Saturday, September 12, at 11:00 a.m. there will be a "STEM Saturday" presentation on tide pools. Tuesday, September 22, from 3:30 to 5:00, the library will be hosting a "Back to School Bash for Tweens," for grades 5 to 8 to meet, decorate binders (bring yours), have a snack, talk about the public library's upcoming tween book club, and learn how to browse the library's catalog. And it's very exciting that our public library is now open Sundays, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. What a delightful way to spend an afternoon.