What a whirlwind these last few weeks have been in the library!
We started out the month of December with a meeting of our 4th and 5th grade Booked for Recess club. Our pick was The Apothecary by Maile Meloy! Everyone, myself included, LOVED this book, which takes place in London during the 1950’s. We plan to make the sequel a future book club selection because we can’t wait to find out what happens to these amazing characters!
Last week, our school was honored to have Tom Watson, the author of the Stick Dog series, visit our school! Mr. Watson entertained us with some very funny stories about how he comes up with the ideas for his books, and even let us brainstorm suggestions for his next book. As a bonus, Mr. Watson taught us all how to draw his most famous characters! Thank you to the Book Stall in Winnetka for sponsoring this visit!
This trimester we have added a “Question of the Week” corner to the library. Each week a question is posted, along with a bin of books that may contain the answer. The students research the answer, write it on a slip of paper, along with the book title and page number where they found it, and place it in the box. At the end of the week, a slip is drawn and if that person has the correct answer, they win a prize. The first winner was Oliver in 2nd grade, who chose a poster from the book fair as his prize. He correctly answered the question “How many bees live in a hive?” with 60,000! Great job everyone!