I’m a librarian in a Primary Years Programme (IB) elementary school that is also a Title 1 school. All students participate in our PYP programme and one of the big take-aways for kids is how to take action. Once you see an issue or a problem in your world, how do you make a difference? […]
via 10 Books that Inspire Kids to Take Action and Change Their World by Marcie Flinchum Atkins — Nerdy Book Club
Guess what guys? There is only a little while and school will be out for the Summer. I can see all of you having great fun with so many activities. I can see swimming, biking, camping, jogging, running and playing. There will be family outdoor activities and barbeques galore. It’s wonderful when Summer vacation begins.
Don’t forget guys that one trip you should make is to the Library. The Library has so many interesting things, too. They have contests for those who read the most books on their book list. They have different writers/authors come in and sign books for people. Just don’t leave the library out of this Summer. Remember that a great time to read is when you have to stay in because of the rain. “Keep it simple and read a book”. Thanks guys.
Here is a picure of Ruby Bridges. She is just a little girl on the way to school. She is being guarded by federal officers, because she is the first little African American girl to attend an all white elementary school in the American South. She was hated by many people because they didn’t want her in their white schools.
Ruby Bridges was a little girl who made a difference in this great country of our. You may not have to be concerned with where you go to school, but like Ruby Bridges you can make a difference wherever you can. One good way is to first of all get the best education and grades you can. That always helps when you want to make a big difference in the lives of those you love. Oh, yes and remember, reading is the best way to learn and get knowledge. Black History month is great, yes, but Black History is good everyday of the year. Just pick up the book that was written about Ruby Bridges for starters.
I want to talk about recycling. It’s an interesting word and the dictionary says that recycle means “to reclaim (packaging or products with a limited useful life) for further use”.
Now I know that all of you guys are very intelligent (that means smart) and have heard of recycling before. Well, I want to have another New Year’s Resolution – RECYCLE. If you haven’t already read Loony the Loon and the Littered Lake, you will see how people littering instead of recycling caused such terrible and life threatening problems for Loony and his friends. So, let’s be a part of the solution, just like those kids in the picture above – LET’S RECYCLE. We can recycle, plastic items, newspapaers, milk jugs, cardboard boxes and so many more things. In fact you can recycle almost anything. We’re gonna show our families and friends that we care about this planet we live on and want to take care of it!
Ask Mom and Dad to buy Loony the Loon and the Littered Lake for you so you can see what problems littering and not recycling can cause! Buy it on Amazon.com
It’s Jenny here and I am so excited to tell you about a wonderful experience I had just last week. You guys already know how I love to read and I always encourage you to read, too.
Well, I went to the school and all the kids there were celebrating a superhero. I wanted to see and meet this superhero. When I saw her I laughed and agreed that this person was a true superhero. It was the school librarian. She was the real superhero that I met and that the kids were honoring.
How is she a superhero you ask? She helps all the students get the right books for their classes and she makes sure that there are good books on the shelves for the kids to check out and enjoy. She shows all of us about different lands and countries all around the world without ever having to go there. She picks out a book and shares it with the classes and they all see what is happening on the other side of the world, right there in library. LET’S HEAR IT FOR OUR REAL SUPERHERO-THE LIBRARIAN. YEAAAAAAAAAA!
Well, we certainly had a lot of fun in 2015, reading about Jr. Rabbit and Loony the Loon. (Between you and me I have another book that I am writing). But anyway, I want you to know that I plan to have a lot more fun in 2016 with all of you. So, please let’s all agree to do our best to make good things happen in 2016.
One of those good things that we want to happen in 2016 is:
WE ALL WANT TO READ EVEN MORE THIS YEAR.
We’ll also get outside and exercise by:
Running, Jumping, Playing soccer, football, basketball, Swimming, Jogging
So, as you can see there’s lots to be done in 2016 and I want all of you there with me. HAPPY NEW YEAR!
“Keep it simple and read a book”