Week 37 was a short week – Memorial Day was on Monday and was a sneak peek into summer vacation (SO.READY.)…the rest of the week was BOOK FAIR! The May Book Fair is always more low key than the November Book Fair. We don’t make as much, but it is a good way to promote summer reading and I do pay for BookFlix with the money we make from our May fair. I must say that I don’t put forth the same amount of effort in promotion, but we do meet our goal and that’s what matters to me!
Besides Book Fair last week, I had my fixed Kindergarten classes…I talked about summer reading with them and then we browsed Book Fair and made wish lists. 5th grade Media Technology students started learning about Scratch.
The Technology Integration Specialist and I wrapped up a South Carolina ABC Book with one 3rd grade class. Students researched a South Carolina-related topic and then illustrated what they learned. They typed it all up, inserted their illustration and we compiled them into a book that they can read online (or print out as a PDF).
Saturday was StoryFestSC, the kick off party for state wide summer reading AND NPES Night with the Columbia Blowfish. Our students participated in their reading rewards program in April and they had a voucher for tickets to this game…as did many, many, many other schools – that place was packed!
This week is the LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL. I think I can, I think I can…