May 1, 2015: Library

Third graders have been reviewing  different genres of literature and using iPads to search the library catalog.  So far we have covered poetry, fantasy, science fiction, informational and folk literature which includes fairy tales, tall tales, fables, myths and legends.  Students have been encouraged to take home a book in each genre.  Surveying the genres is a great way to practice open-mindedness!  Often children who do not like to read fiction, will enjoy reading informational texts or even biographies. If you have a reluctant reader at home, try some non-fiction!

Arthur Dorros, in disguiseAuthor and illustrator Arthur Dorros visited TIS on April 9!  He talked about his books and storytelling. He offered many great lessons from his childhood and career on writing, making mistakes, generating ideas and drawing.

The annual Scholastic Book Fair will take place the first week in June outside Stearns Hall.  I need parent volunteers to run the morning shifts from 7:30-8:30!  Please let me know if you can help.

Thanks for having such great kids who love to read!

Tamara Beecroft