And speaking of raising children who love to read, this story made me cry way too early this morning! Here is the sweetest story you’ll read this week:
Have you ever wondered what goes on in the library when all classes are done and all the books are checked in and inventoried? There is, of course, a little cleaning to be done, but the library is not the quiet place you might imagine. In fact, it is a constant hub of activity on the last day. For example, many students pop in with end-of-the-year treats and gifts (got a nifty miniature whiteboard/chalkboard for my desktop) and hugs. I will miss them! And classes come in to play things like “Music Bingo” with Mrs. Falk. We have turned into a virtual bingo hall these past two days. Here are some fifth graders learning musical symbols and playing bingo:
K5 students had a blast on their last day of library with each one writing a book review on one of their favorite books in the St. Eugene Library. Mo Willems was a particular favorite, as were Walt Disney and Mary Pope Osborne (the much loved Magic Treehouse adventures). But many different authors and books were also chosen. Students placed a book stick in the shelf to mark the place where they found their book, then they wrote their reviews, writing down the title, author, and giving the book one to three stars. Finally, they drew a picture of their favorite part of the book. I hope to do a book display in the fall for the incoming K5 class with these reviews attached. The new K5 will love seeing and checking out all the favorites from this class! Thank you, Mrs. Andres for the great idea. Wonderful job, K5!