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All Library Books are due!  Please bring them to the school.  There are return bins inside the front doors of the school and carpool pick up.  

Library Time

Week of March 23-27

Hello 2nd and 3rd Graders!  I thought it would be fun to share with you one of my favorite stories.  When my kids were little, I used to read this book to them.  They also loved to watch the movie.  If you would like to listen to me read The Iron Giant, I will be posting a chapter or two each week for your listening pleasure!  Stay healthy and enjoy this time with your family.  Hope to see you back in the library soon.

- Mrs. Manley

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"Caught Ya!"

Week of March 30- April 3

Hello 2nd and 3rd Graders. Starting this Wednesday, I will be calling to see if I can "catch you reading".  I will be doing this every Wednesday from 6-8pm until we are back in school.  If I call you and you are reading...then you will get to spin-the-wheel for a prize when your class comes back to the library.  I am looking forward to hearing about what wonderful books you are reading!

- Mrs. Manley

Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month

Since April is National Poetry Month, I thought it would be fun to share our "Poetry Suitcase" with all its treasures! You might remember some of these poems, my favorite is Forgiven by A.A. Milne. We usually make an acrostic poem for your teacher with your class. But since we are all working from home, maybe you could make an acrostic poem and send it back to your teacher with your homework.  Thanks to Mr. Cowley for helping me with this lesson.  Have a great week!

- Mrs. Manley

Beatrix Potter

Week of April 6-10

Beatrix Potter is one of my favorite authors.  She wrote The Tale of Peter Rabbit, and many more stories featuring tiny creatures like mice, hedgehogs, rabbits, etc.  She was a talented artist, and illustrated all of her beloved books.  She had a love of the outdoors and nature.  She bought many acres of land in the Lake District, UK.  When she died, she gave all of the land to her country and has helped to preserve that beautiful landscape.  She married at the age of 47, Mr. William Heelis, and together they raised lots of Herdwick sheep.  She never had any children of her own, but was loved and cherished by her nieces and extended family.  I hope you enjoy listening to me read this story.  Check out some more tales of Peter Rabbit here, or watch it on Storyline Online.  Take care!

- Mrs. Manley

Temple Grandin

April is National Autism Awareness Month

I love to learn about people!  Biographies are true stories about a person that are written by someone else.  This month is National Autism Awareness Month.  So, I thought it would be a perfect time to share a true story about a remarkable scientist who has autism.  Her name is Temple Grandin.  I hope you are inspired by her remarkable life.  Enjoy!

-Mrs. Manley

Earth Day

Earth Day is April 22

What is Earth Day?  Earth Day was started 50 years ago as a day to raise awareness about our planet.  There are many things you can do to help keep our environment clean and protected.  Check out this website!  We can save our planet by practicing the 3R's of Recycling, which are Reduce-Reuse-Recycle.  If we don't, we could end up with too much garbage like they did in New York.  Watch the true story of The Garbage Barge on Stroyline Online.  Have a great week!

- Mrs. Manley


April 23rd is William Shakespeare's Birthday

William Shakespeare was born around April 23, 1564.  He  did so much for the English Language.  He  developed over 1700 words including blanket, bedroom, luggage, and laughable.  He wrote poems and plays, and is considered the worlds most popular author.  Take a look here if you want to learn more about him.  Thanks to the "Specials Team", we were able to make this video of a readers theater so you can learn what happened to The Original Globe Theater.

-Mrs. Manley

Mother's Day

Sunday, May 10th, 2020

This year, Mother's Day is celebrated on Sunday, May 10th.  Each year on the second Sunday in May, people across the United States celebrate mothers.  This day was first celebrated in 1872, and became a national holiday in 1915.  For Mother's Day, some kids give flowers, make a card, or take their mother breakfast in bed.  What will you do for your mother to let her know how much you love her?  Watch this video about a mother and her son. 

-Mrs. Manley

Author Talk

Week of May 11-15

This week, the library will spotlight Mary Pope Osborne, the author of The Magic Tree House series.  Mary Pope Osborne was born on May 20, 1949, in Oklahoma.  She started writing in 1982, and has won many awards and has sold millions of copies of her books.  If you would like to learn more about her, check out her website.  During this coronavirus crisis, she has teamed up with Random House Children's Books, and together they have a cool online program for kids which include videos of her reading, games, and Fact Trackers (these are books with true information relating to the series.)  This will run until May 22nd.  It's free, and if you scroll down, you don't have to create a username.  Click here if you want to check it out!  If you miss hearing my voice, I've recorded myself reading Stage Fright on a Summer's Night.  I chose this book because we just learned about Shakespeare's Globe Theater a couple of weeks ago!  Have a great week!

- Mrs. Manley

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