Monday, February 27, 2012

The more that you read,
the more things you will know.
The more that you learn,
the more places you'll go.
~Dr. Seuss

March 2nd is Dr. Seuss' Birthday!

We are exploring Dr. Seuss this week! Go to the "Seussville" link under online resources to learn more about Seuss and the characters & books he created.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Adventures of Dod

At Costco this weekend "The Adventures of Dod" author was signing books. I talked with him and thanked him for donating a copy of his book to all of the 4th-6th grade students at our school. He told me about an essay contest for those that have read his book. Go to "The Adventures of Dod" link under online resources for more information.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Honest Abe

This week we are sharing the book "Honest Abe" by Susan Neiburg Terkel. In this story we learn about how much Abraham Lincoln loved to read and a time when he truly displayed his honesty that he is so well known for.

"The things I want to know are in books. My best friend is the man who'll get me a book I [haven't] read."

— Abraham Lincoln

Friday, February 10, 2012

Pete The Cat

One of the most popular books at the book fair was "Pete the Cat- I Love My White Shoes" by Eric Litwin, art by James Dean. If you would like free downloads of the author reading these fun stories, and other cool Pete activities, go to the "Pete the Cat" link under online resources.

The Quilt makers Gift

This week we have been sharing "The Quiltmaker's Gift" written by Jeff Brumbeau, illustrated by Gail de Marcken. We are also discussing possible ideas for a service project, as Orchard plans to participate in a school wide service project soon. This book is a wonderful example of how we can experience happiness and joy by giving to others. I hope we can all participate in, and experience the joy of, giving when we do our service project. To see more activities and information about the book we shared, go to the "Quiltmaker's Gift" link under online resources.