"In the Know" Weekly Newsletter - The International School


We develop and use conceptual understanding, exploring knowledge across a range of disciplines. We engage with issues and ideas that have local and global significance.

As a parent and librarian, questions form the core of many conversations with my own children and my students. And with answers come more questions and children often ask, "But how do you know that?" This is the beginning awareness of knowing, possessing knowledge, applying knowledge and the notion of intelligence.

Albert Einstein said, "The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is at all comprehensible."

Recommended Reading:

  • All grades: A newspaper or magazine for current events.
  • Grades K-2: Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type by Doreen Cronin; Starry Messenger by Peter Sis; Odd Boy Out: Young Albert Einstein by Don Brown
  • Grades 3-5: The Librarian Who Measured the Earth by Kathryn Lasky; Who Was Albert Einstein? by Jess Brallier; How to Dig a Hole to the Other Side of the World by Faith McNulty

Tamara Beecroft, Librarian, library@intlschool.org, 503-226-2496 ext. 102