2016 – 2017 NPES Learning Commons Weeks 7, 8, 9

What a wild few weeks! We hosted our NPES Cardboard Carnival on September 30 (wrote about that in the last blog post) and we were *supposed* to celebrate Star Wars READS Day on Saturday, October 8, HOWEVER…Hurricane Matthew stopped by! We have rescheduled our Star Wars event for May 4, 2017 (May the 4th be with you!). And, because of the crazy weather we have had, I have been unable to host a Lion Cub Story Time this school year! We have one of those scheduled for November…hopefully, it will go as planned! PS – Hurricane Matthew did not make a direct hit in my town, but we were out of school for 3 days because our school busses were needed to get evacuees out of their homes.

We are back in school now, of course and we are moving right along with our October events…we have a few classes participating in the Global Read Aloud. I have two first grade classes learning about Lauren Castillo and sharing what they learn with other classes via Google Hangouts/Skype. I have one 3rd grade class reading The BFG and sharing their thoughts with another class in our school district (mostly via Padlet). I am also reading books by Castillo with my Kindergarten classes. I love participating in the Global Read Aloud every year because it is a great way to create a community among readers.

Our Scholastic Book Fair is happening soon (we set up today!)…we moved it up this year from November to October and I think it will be a good move…we shall see!

What exciting things are going on in your library/classroom???



About Valerie Byrd Fort

I live in South Carolina. I am passionate about libraries, books, and reading. I am also a mom. This is my blog about those things.
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