Library Cottage News


March / April / May 2019

Wendy Wilkins

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Thank you volunteers for making our Spring Book Fair one of favorite events of the year. Students enjoyed several guest appearances by our special visitor Pete the Cat, and selecting books to jumpstart summer reading!

Early Learning Center
      We began the spring season continuing to learn about fiction and nonfiction books. Students have enjoyed information books about the many different animals that live in the ocean habitats. We also learned about food chains in the ocean with the book A Hole in The Bottom of the Sea by Jessica Law.

Lower Primary 
      We completed our nonfiction author study on Gail Gibbons. We read together her book Tornadoes. Students researched and wrote short reports on the author and one of her many books on individual animals. They completed their study with a short book review on another free choice book by Gibbons.  In addition to our book fair, LP completed a mapping project that followed up our reading the nonfiction book All That Trash, The Story of the 1987 Garbage Barge and Our Problem with Stuff by Meghan McCarthy. 

Middle Primary
        We read several nonfiction books by Gail Gibbons including her book Tornadoes. Students researched and wrote short reports on the author and one of her nonfiction books on individual animals. 
      In honor of Earth Day, we read aloud The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer. We also completed a mapping project that went along with the nonfiction book All That Trash, The Story of the 1987 Garbage Barge and Our Problems with Stuff by Meghan McCarthy.

Upper Primary Level 6
We completed our nonfiction author study on Gail Gibbons. We read together her book Tornadoes. Students researched and wrote short book reviews on one of her many books on individual animals.  In honor of Earth Day, students read aloud The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer. We also completed reading the nonfiction book All That Trash, The Story of the 1987 Garbage Barge and Our Problems with Stuff by Meghan McCarthy. We concluded April reading the biography The Right Word, Roget and His Thesaurus and a new humorous picture book titled Stegothesaurus by Bethany Heos. Students worked in pairs to rewrite nursery rhymes using the thesaurus.

Upper Primary Level 7
Primary Source websites including the National Archives and Docs Teach which are excellent resources for American history were the focus of research in March. In honor of Earth Day, students read aloud The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer. We also completed reading the nonfiction book All That Trash, The Story of the 1987 Garbage Barge and Our Problems with Stuff by Meghan McCarthy. We concluded April reading the biography The Right Word, Roget and His Thesaurus and a new humorous picture book titled Stegothesaurus by Bethany Heos. Students worked in pairs to rewrite nursery rhymes using the thesaurus.

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