K: Go over library rules, refer to Library Rules sign. Read Library Lion, by Michelle Knudsen. Demonstrate paintsticks and decorate library cards.
1st: Charlie Cook’s Favorite Book, by Julia Donaldson. Practice with paintsticks in pairs.
2nd: Look at Library Rules sign. Read Stella Louella’s Runaway Book, by Lisa Campbell Ernst. Review use of the paintsticks.
Mrs. Smith’s class: Fiction vs. nonfiction and their spine labels, themed on plant life cycle, with a fiction selection this week--Our Tree Named Steve, by Alan Zweibel; we'll read a nonfiction selection next week.
3rd: Look at Library Rules sign; discuss circulation privileges--can have 3 books, please renew your books once they are overdue; books tagged Hot Item cannot be renewed; if you have renewed your book 3 times, you must bring it back but can check it out again if there are no holds on it. Ms. Barbara will demonstrate searching on the catalog.
4th: Farewell Symphony, by Anna Celenza. We can use creative expression to influence our world; artistic and literary works help us understand the world and the other people in it. Review use of catalog to find this book. Next week a second book on music.
5th: Constitution Day, September 17 (observed September 14): We the People, by Lynn Cheney; also view the website of the National Archives and Records Administration, where the Constitution of the United States is on display.
This week's links:
2nd grade: Difference between fiction and nonfiction
4th grade: Haydn's Symphony No. 45 in F Sharp Minor, performed by the Haydynphilharmonie, in the very room at the Esterhaza where it was first played in 1772. Note: this link is to YouTube, and peripheral content may be inappropriate for young people.
5th: National Archives and Records Administration, particularly the Constitution of the United States