Barb Rosenstock Visit Was a Success!

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This week, I have also been asking students their thoughts about Barb Rosenstock’s presentations on Friday.  The responses have been overwhelmingly positive.  They thought she was very energetic, had interesting things to say, and some students were just so pleased to meet a real author!  Barb told me that she though the students were fantastic and that she had so much fun.  She autographed our “The Noisy Paint Box” poster which we will frame and hang up in the library next year.

See this week’s BUZZ and our Facebook page for more pictures!

Check It Out! Week of April 27th

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This week, we will be sharing poems in celebration of Poem In Pocket Day!

As has been in past years, Shel Silverstein is the most popular poet so far this week.  Poems by Kenn Nesbitt and Jack Prelutsky have shown up quite a bit, as well.  Some classic poems and poems written by our own students have also been shared this week.  It is always so interesting to hear what the students pick as their favorites!

Booked for Recess Club (Grade 2)

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The “Booked for Recess” Club will meet Tuesday, May 19th during recess.  We will be reading Quinny and Hopper by Adriana Brad Schanen.  Students should have the book read before our meeting date so that we can discuss the entire book.  This will be the LAST book club for this school year.

Quinny has a lot to say. Hopper gets to the point.  
Quinny has one speed: very, very, extra-very fast. Hopper proceeds with caution.
Quinny has big ideas. Hopper has smart solutions.
Quinny and Hopper couldn’t be more different. They are an unstoppable team.
But when summer ends, things suddenly aren’t the same. Can Quinny and Hopper stick together in the face of stylish bullies, a killer chicken, and the brand-new Third Grade Rules-especially the one that says they aren’t allowed to be friends anymore?

Students can check this book out of the public library or borrow from a friend.  If you would like Mrs. Susina to order a copy of the book for you, please send $7.50 (cash if possible) to school by Friday, May 1st.  This will allow enough time for the books to arrive and for your child to have the book read by our club date.  

Click here for the RSVP form: May Booked for Recess Club 

The Scholastic BOGO Book Fair Is Less Than 2 Weeks Away!

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The Scholastic Buy One, Get One FREE Book Fair will soon be here!

It will be held Monday, May 4th through Thursday, May 7th in the Secondary School Library.  We will be open on Monday and Wednesday from 8:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday from 8:15 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

NOTE: This year, we will NOT be open during Portfolio Night.

Students will have an opportunity to visit the book fair during their regular library times.  Friday classes will be rescheduled by their teacher for a time earlier in the week.

As always, we can use volunteers, so if you are interested, please contact Mrs. Susina at jsusina@stbenedict.com.

We’ll see you at the fair!

REMINDER: “Poem in Your Pocket Day” Week is NEXT Week!

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“Poem in your Pocket Day” is Thursday, April 30th. As we have in the past, students will celebrate “Poem in Your Pocket Day” during library class by sharing their favorite poems!

During the week of April 27th, students will be asked to bring their poem to school on the day that they have library class. They may keep their poems in their pockets that day and the rest of the week so they can share with students in other classes.

The students are encouraged to share their poems with classmates, teachers, etc. They may also being extra copies of their poems to add to our “Poet-Tree” display or to tuck into a book in our library for someone to find.