Thursday, October 26, 2017

Looking for Book Recommendations?

Our library team has just started to use Libguides as a way to share out new books and content.  Check out my Lower School Book Love page to spark your reading with new choices from our collection.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Investigating Gods and Goddesses

5th graders tapped into our mythology collection and print encyclopedias to investigate the traits and characteristics of Greek gods and goddesses.  They are in the early stages of creating characters for their classroom play.  Can't wait to see them come to life on stage!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Soaring Spirits

Inspirational and uplifting are two words to describe Kathryn Otoshi's presentations today in our Lower School Library.  Presenting to all of our students, she shared her books and emphasized the message of kindness to others.  As she said. . ."if we put our hands together, we can soar!".  Our hands are actually coming together in the creation of the beautiful spirit bird which will be a lasting reminder of her visit and the commitment to kindness to one another.  Chaplain Phillip will be blessing the bird at Friday's chapel.

Thanks to all who helped with this visit-particularly the Miura-Guerra family and the parent volunteers who donated their time to help with the construction of the bird.  Truly a gathering of many hands!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Welcome, Kathryn Otoshi!

We are honored to welcome author, illustrator and artist Kathryn Otoshi to our Lower School Library tomorrow, September 19th.  We celebrated her book "Beautiful Hands" during Gathering on Friday and students spent time making a handprint which will become part of a Spirit Bird which she will create for us.  All of our classes will get a chance to meet with her and hear her speak about her work.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Welcome Back!

Can't wait to see folks tomorrow morning during open classroom.  Please come by the library and turn in your summer reading forms if you are ready.  They are due "officially" September 11th so feel free to continue your reading and logging until then.

This is a great article about how to create a culture of reading at home. One of the reminders that spoke to me is about how vital it is to model reading at home.  It is something that I will be working on at home this fall with my own family.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Summer Reading and Resource Recommendations

Ah, summer time!  Hopefully yours will be filled with relaxation, travel, nature, and plenty of time to read.  I even wish you a few spells of boredom.  Here is the summer reading form (under helpful links) to track your reading.  It is due here in the Lower School Library, Friday, September 15th, 2017.

And when you are looking to break out of the boredom, try some of these recommendations.  Or if you are allowed screen time and with parental permission, visit these kid-friendly and approved sites that are organized by topics like Animals, History, and Literature.

And for parents, check out the NYT List of Summer Reads.