Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Bring on the Pink!

On Monday, March 9, the Lower School Library is proud to welcome author Jane O’Connor and illustrator Robin Preiss Glasser, creators of the Fancy Nancy books!  Various classes will be attending from Kindergarten through 2nd grade. The event will take place in the Chapel at 9 am on the 9th.  Please join us!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Gung Hay Fat Choy!

Goodbye to the Year of the Horse and welcome to the Year of the Sheep!  During our library classes, our Beginning School and First Grade students have been investigating the Lunar New Year and it's celebrations through folktales and picture books.  We have learned about the importance of color (red!), the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac, and special traditions around the holiday including hongbao.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Book Ninjas Conquered the Top Spot

Our Lower School Library was bursting with energy this morning as nine teams battled for the right to represent OES at the regional OBOB Battle on March 7th.  Congratulations to the Book Ninjas-Jacob, Leela, Arun, Maxwell and Jeremy- and the Sparks-Sean, Julian, Ashley, and Barrett-who made it the finals.  The final score was Book Ninjas, 50, and the Sparks, 30 in a closely fought battle. Honorable mention goes to The Purple Pygmy Breakdancing Hippos-Piper, Lily, Olin, and Carson- since they won two battles and were strong contenders.  Watch the Final Battle!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Welcome Jennifer Holland and Rojo the Llama!

Today we welcomed National Geographic author, Jennifer Holland, to our Lower School Library to visit with our Primary, 1st, 2nd and 3rd graders.   Jennifer talked about the importance of empathy between animals and also humans.  She shared some of her favorite stories that she has written about in her Unlikely Friendship series.  Rojo, the llama, was part of the visit. Rojo's story is part of Jennifer's most recent book "Unlikely Heroes" and lives just north of us in Vancouver Washington.  I even got a kiss from Rojo himself! We were lucky to have both him and Jennifer join us! Thanks to our wonderful contact, Sheila Nathan, and Powell's for making this visit possible!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Katherine Applegate Event Cancelled

Sad news, but our Wednesday author visit with Katherine Applegate has been cancelled due to illness.  Here's hoping for a speedy recovery for her!  All books which were purchased will be signed by her as soon as she is able to sign and return them to us.  We thank you for your patience in advance!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Hello 2015!

As we welcome the start of the New Year, we also welcome two authors to our Lower School Library.  Once again, thank you, Powell's!

I am happy to share the good news of our 4th (Yes, our 4th!) author visit this year.  On January 28th at 10:00am, Newbery Winner for "The One and Only Ivan" (a current OBOB title), Katherine Applegate, will present to 3-5th graders.  Even if your student will not be attending, I wanted to let you know of the event and that we are selling books through Powell's for her visit if you would like to purchase a copy which she will sign.  

We also will welcome National Geographic photographer and author of the "Unlikely Friendship" books, Jennifer Holland to our Lower School Library for our 5th author visit on February 5th at 12pm for our Primary-2nd graders. Again, this visit is made possible through our working relationship with Powell's.  She will be accompanied by a llama (!).  Pre-order forms for the books will be available in mid-January.

Another notable event is the culmination of our OBOB work.  Teams from 4th and 5th grade will battle on February 10th beginning at 12pm.  The winner will represent OES at the regional battle on March 7th.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Diverse Perspectives

I have gathered some fabulous books from our collection that reflect a diverse perspective to share with our faculty and our OES community.  We have some amazing stories which broaden our understanding of historical events-the Great Migration, Civil Rights, Japanese Internment, Immigration.  Also included are books with a global focus, family diversity and gender identity.