Thursday, March 17, 2016

We have a winner!

This week, Forest and Mountain classes voted for their favorite picture book nominated for the 2016 North Carolina Children's Book Award!

Abby and Joanna have been reading the nominees during lunch since Winter Break. Although teachers have their favorites, they are not allowed to vote! This is truly a children's choice award, so only students in North Carolina are eligible to vote. Check out the video below to see our young voters in action!

Now that all four classes have voted, we have a Lower School winner! 

Congratulations to Gaston by Kelly DiPucchio, illustrated by Christian Robinson! 

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Happy birthday, Dr. Seuss!

Today we celebrate the life and works of Dr. Seuss, who would have been a ripe 112 years old!
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As children and teachers are reading and sharing his books nationwide during Read Across America day, I thought I might first share some information about who this creative genius was and then some websites to explore as a family.

"Get to Know Seuss" from Scholastic News, March 2014
Read the article by logging into our school subscription to EBSCO Explora!
(same username and password as World Book Online)

Read the chapter on Dr. Seuss in Biography for Beginners: All Authors (2005) 
by logging into our school subscription to SIRS Discoverer! 
(same username and password as World Book Online)

For some more interactive Seuss fun, check out the Seussville website!

Also, check out the PBS Kids show The Cat in the Hat Knows a LOT About That!

Happy rhyming,

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