Thursday, February 7, 2019

A Little Library Catching-Up: Reminders and Celebrations

Thanks to our middle school Junior Puppeteers for a stupendous performance on Family Reading Night!  Great teamwork!  

A young inventor wow-ing classmates with her hobby report show-and-tell!

1st grade story time woodland exploration continues...squirrels, bears, owls, foxes and wolves...we meet so many animal friends through fiction and non-fiction!  

Cold-weather storypalooza continues in kindergarten with stories about mittens, mysterious Jack Frost and an illustration exploration of Ezra Jack Keats' award-winning classic The Snowy Day!  

A reminder, we have a few library assignments and projects coming up...print-outs of directions/rubrics have been sent home with students, copies available all day in the library.  
2nd grade author study of Roald Dahl coming in March!
3rd grade hobby reports are happening through February! 
4th grade Hans Christian Anderson projects due the last week of February!  No late work!
6th grade Dewey Decimal tournament this month!  Please study from the folder made in library!
7th graders are writing their own coming-of-age stories a la Half-a-Moon Inn for our advanced genre study!  Class time is being given for support, but they may need to finish and hone at home.  
Primary will be celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday and emergent literacy the last week of February and the first week of March!  Stay tuned for fun activities and celebrations!  

Always excitement at our wonderful LIBRARY!  

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Woot! Local Children's Author Night at The Book Cellar!

Local Author Night at the Book Cellar this month is children's book-themed!  Jane Hertenstein, Marlene Brill and Steve Frederick will be appearing at the Book Cellar, our local independent bookstore, on February 20th at 7 p.m., 4736 North Lincoln Avvenue in Lincoln Square, a quick hop, skip and jump from our school on the southbound 49B bus!  The Book Cellar is always so incredibly supportive of our school, this is a great opportunity to support our local small business while giving our Stone Bookworms a wonderful opportunity to visit a great bookstore, meet real, live authors and build home collections that boost academic prowess!  Grade 4-6 especially, check it out and have a great time! 

What Book Did Your Teacher Love?

My Valentine's Day card to all of my beloved Stone Bookworms is the bulletin board outside of the library.  Please check it out and play the guessing game!  Can you match the childhood photos of Stone teachers and staff and their favorite childhood books to the correct person?  It's fun to remember that teachers were children...and readers...too!  Answers will be posted Valentine's week!