Hello Skyway Families,
Our first book fair of the 2023-24 school year was a success! I had set the goal quite high at 1,400 books / $12,000, and we almost reached it. We ended up at the equivalent of 1,173 books / $10,053, which is a huge amount for our library. The funds generated from these sales allow me to purchase new editions of sports team sets, world record books, graphic novel series like Amulet, and much, much more.
The success of the book fair can be attributed to all the hard work put in by volunteers - both students & parents. I'd like to relay a sincere thank you to our Bookworms who helped with the setup of the fair before opening, and to the many parents/grandparents who came in to work during the fair. Their efforts are what keep our library up to date with in-demand titles that students love. Thank you so much!
This time of year is challenging for the library's schedule in a few ways. We have multiple breaks across November & December, a book fair, and the beloved Santa Shop that all take place. As such, I try to keep the library lessons a bit more loose and in tune with the season. After returning from Thanksgiving break, we're reviewing book report standings with grades 2+. We've had over 1,000 book report submissions to date and are well on our way to setting a new bar for total reports in a school year. The top three classes for submissions are as follows -
Through the end of the year, for all grades, we'll be bringing our stuffy friends down from the top shelf for reading groups, and the week before winter break we'll be playing the Silent Library game that students really enjoy. We continue to have ongoing weekly reading sessions with K & 1st grades. This week we're reading "Bear Stays Up for Christmas" by Karma Wilson and will read another Christmas story the week after Santa Shop.
Thanks for reading!
- Mr. Quick
K & 1st Grade Weekly Reading Log:
1. Put Me in the Zoo by Dr. Seuss
2. Llama Llama Mess Mess Mess by Anna Dewdney
3. Berenstein Bears & The Double Dare by Stan & Jan Berenstein
4. The Very Quiet Cricket by Eric Carle
5. Pete the Cat's Groovy Imagination by Kimberly & James Dean
6. The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid by Linda Williams
7. I Can Read with My Eyes Shut by Dr. Seuss
8. If You Give a Pig a Pancake by Laura Numeroff
9. Bear Stays Up for Christmas by Karma Wilson
Key Library Dates
Santa Shop: 4th - 8th December 2023
Second Book Fair: 22nd - 26th April 2024
Last Day of Library Specials - 31st May 2024
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