|Aurelia Pennekamp Elementary School Library||
Thanks to the many students, families, and teachers who donated underwear and socks to our drive to benefit homeless individuals. Pennekamp gathered 155 packages of socks and underwear! In addition, the PK PTA donated 95 pairs of Dragon-themed socks! The People Concern--our selected receiving agency--is very grateful to everyone at Pennekamp. It's nice to know we were able to offer a little help to some of the many housing-insecure individuals who are trying to get back on their feet and into stable housing. The winner of our raffle was Sophie R., in second grade--congratulations, Sophie, and enjoy Dav Pilkey's presentation tonight!
Barbara Siegemund-Broka, library media specialist, maintains this blog to inform Pennekamp students and families about library news and related content. Any opinions expressed here are solely her own.
What's Ms. Barbara reading?
The Island of Sea Women, by Lisa See
"In my 'Mending Wall' was my intention fulfilled with the characters portrayed and the atmosphere of the place? […] I should be sorry if a single one of my poems stopped with either of those things—stopped anywhere in fact. My poems—I should suppose everybody's poems—are all set to trip the reader head foremost into the boundless. Ever since infancy I have had the habit of leaving my blocks, carts, chairs, and such like ordinaries where people would be pretty sure to fall forward over them in the dark. Forward, you understand, and in the dark. I may leave my toys in the wrong place and so in vain. It is my intention we are speaking of—my innate mischievousness."
Quoted in Robert Frost and the New England Renaissance, by George Monteiro