Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Photos from storyteller visit!

Thanks to the generosity of the PTO, students in grades K & 1 were treated to a visit from Len Cabral yesterday, April 29. He engaged students in three stories and a song. A good time was had by all!

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Lots of updates

MCBA Winners:

Lawrence students chose Jennifer Nielsen's A Night Divided as their favorite of the MCBA choices. Students across the state voted and chose the same book!
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State runners up included: Ghost by Jason Reynolds; A Handful of Stars by Cynthia Lord; Framed by James Ponti; and Reign Rain by Ann M. Martin

Storyteller visiting Lawrence on Monday April 29!

Students in grades K & 1 will be treated to a visit from Len Cabral, experienced storyteller on Monday April 29. Performances will be in the library at 10 and 11 am. 

Recent library lessons

Kindergarten: We have been listening to alphabet stories like Z is for Moose and The Elephant's Story as well as some humorous books like Muncha Muncha Muncha by Candace Fleming, We Don't Eat Our Classmates by Brian Higgins and Old Hat by Emily Gravett. 

First Grade: Students have heard some nonfiction titles by Bob Barnett and Lois Ehlert. I've also introduced the Mr. Putter and Tabby stories by Cynthia Rylant. 

Second Grade: We've been reading picture book biographies like Girl Running (about Bobbi Gibb the first woman to run the Boston Marathon),  Who Says Women Can't Be Doctors, and The Watcher, a picture book biography about Jane Goodall. I've also done some book talks for several of the 2nd grade classes to introduce some new chapter book series to the students. 

Third Grade: In March all third graders learned how to use the library catalog! This is a moment many of them have been waiting for. We talked about call numbers and how they help you to locate the books you want in the library. We've moved on to reading biographies (like Wangari's Trees of Peace: a True Story from Africa) but students continue to independently practice using the catalog. 

Fourth and Fifth graders: All are encouraged to sign up for the Lawrence Reads event on the evening of May 14. Check the PTO update for registration information. We will be discussing a great book: How Tia Lola Came to Stay by Julia Alvarez. Many copies are available in the library for borrowing.