Nini Vilaclara & Rebeca Montero; Authors of Poetry Hater.
Congratulations to our Grade 5 students, Nini Vilaclara and Rebeca Montero, for their outstanding achievement of publishing their very first novel, Poetry Hater.
A copy of the book has been kindly donated to the ES Library by the girls and is now available to check out.
Come and take a look!
Summer of the Gypsy Moths by Sara Pennypacker
Responsibility is doing the things we are supposed to do, and accepting the positive or negative outcome of our actions. It is being in control of your own behavior, being trusted with important jobs, finishing the work you start and doing your part when working together.
Authors often use the theme of responsibility in their writing. These books are excellent examples of the positive or negative outcome of a charcater’s actions.
Here is the link to Grade 4 Morning Meeting presentation on the theme of responsibility.
Here is the link to Grade 3 Morning Meeting presentation on the theme of responsibility.
They are all available in our Elementary School Library:
Responsibility: Upper Elementary
Marvin Redpost: Alone in his Teacher’s House by Loius Sachar
Seedfolks by Paul Fleischman
Can We Save the Tiger By Martin Jenkins
The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner
Summer of the Gypsy Moths by Sara Pennypacker
Nation by Terry Pratchet
Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
Baby by Patricia MacLachlan
One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams Garcia
Responsibility: Younger Readers
The Paperboy by Dav Pilkey
Strega Nona By Tomie dePaola
Officer Buckle and Gloria By Peggy Rathman
Miss Nelson is Missing by James Marshall
The Curious Garden by Peter Brown
How Do Dinosaurs say Goodnight? By Mark Teague
Alexander, Who Used to be Rich Last Sunday by Judith Viorst
No, David! By David Shannon
How to Heal a Broken Wing by Bob Graham
A Chair for my Mother by Vera Williams
Peter Rabbit’s Little Treasury by Beatrix Potter
We didn’t let the rain stop us from having fun!
We had a successful but busy Day 1 of our 2nd and 3rd grade Overnight Trip to Cardona. We arrived to the beautiful town of Cardona and had the opportunity to visit the amazing salt mines! Students were eager to learn so much about the history of Cardona and how the salt mine was formed. They even go to try the salt directly from the mine!
We were also able to explore the wonderful town of Cardona through various fun activities and have lunch!
We arrived to the Vilar Rural de Cardona just in time for dinner!
We have a busy day ahead of us tomorrow and students are fast asleep! We will keep you updated through this blog!
The 39 Clues: The Maze of Bones by Rick Riordan
The 39 Clues is a series of adventure novels written by a collaboration of authors, including Rick Riordan
Rick Riordan is the author of the first book in the series, The 39 Clues: The Maze of Bones. He is known for writing the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series, which is about a twelve-year-old boy who discovers he is a son of Poseidon. They chronicle the adventures of two siblings, Amy and Dan Cahill, who discover that their family, the Cahills, has been the most influential family in history. The first story arc concerns Dan and Amy’s quest to find the 39 Clues. These are ingredients to a serum that can create the most powerful person on Earth.
The first novel, The Maze of Bones, was released in 2008. The book series has about 8.5 million copies in print and has been translated into 24 languages
The Elementary Library has twenty- one of the series available. Here is the link to the review of the series.
Here is the link to the 39 Clues website.
When you have a moment, come and check out these amazingly popular books for yourself!
Pablo Neruda, Poet of the People by Monica Brown
In April, Kinder students are working on Poetry.
If you were not able to attend the Kindergarten Morning Meeting on Friday, you can see my presentation here.
Poems are beautiful examples of how our language can create magical ideas and amazing thoughts with just a few words. A great way is to read lots of examples of poetry
Why Does Your Child Need Poetry?
When read aloud, poetry is rhythm and music and sounds and beats.
Young children may not understand all the words or meaning, but they’ll feel the rhythms, get curious about what the sounds mean and perhaps want to create their own. Poetry can allow kids to paint sketches of their lives, using metaphor, imagery and symbolic language to describe experiences, or parts of themselves. Poetry allows kids to put language to use and maybe break rules along the way.
If these books are already checked out, please let me know and I can reserve them for you.
Poetry: Stories Written as Poems
A Hen, a Chick and a String Guitar By Margaret Read MacDonald
The Sound of Day. The Sound of Night By Mary O’Neill
The Quiet Way Home By Bonny Becker
Freedom in Congo Square by Carole Boston Weatherford
All the World by Liz Garton Scanlon
Poetry: Books of Poems
Dear Hot Dog by Mordicai Gerstein
Lunch Money And other poems about school by Carol Diggory Shields
Firefly July Selected by Paul B. Janeczko
Flutter & Hum Animal Poems by Julia Paschkis
Sail Away by Langston Hughes
Hi, Koo by Jon J. Muth
Poetry: Books about Poets
Enormous Smallness A story of e. e. cummings by Matthew Burges
Pablo Neruda: Poet of the People By Monica Brown
Thank you so much to all the volunteers who helped to make our St. Jordi Used Book Sale the best ever!
We raised an incredible
This would not have been possible without the tireless efforts of all the volunteers who donated books, helped to sort and box them, carry all those boxes to the fair and do an outstanding job of helping parents and students find just the right book. (Not to mention helping out with the tidy-up afterwards!)
It is a wonderful achievement and my gratitude goes out to all those who made it possible. Your help and support is very much appreciated.
All the money will now go to make our BFIS Libraries even better!
Miss Emma & Mr. Cevoli