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Reading Across America!

Sunday, March 2 is Dr. Seuss’s birthday! To help us celebrate and to commemorate her own special day, one of our kindergarteners brought a birthday gift for the library, a copy of Dr. Seuss’ Happy Birthday to You. Thank you, Sasha!

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On Wednesday, Mr. Donahue’s class met with a second grade class from De Pere, Wisconsin. Their school was celebrating Read Across America, an event to commemorate Dr. Seuss’s birthday and celebrate reading. They read Click, Clack Moo to us and we read Moo! by David LaRochelle. We saw pictures of the snow on their school yard which is over the heads of many of the kids we met. They were surprised to learn that almost half of the kids in Mr. Donahue’s class were wearing shorts! We hope we’ll have a chance to talk with our new friends again this year.

Ms. Spees’ fifth grade class spent an hour with author Kate Messner. The class is learning about weather and climate change. As part of this, they’re reading Kate’s book Eye of the Storm, a fictional story set in the 2050s against a backdrop of extreme weather conditions caused by global climate change.

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Kate spoke to us from her home in New York. She shared her writing process and answered a lot of interesting questions. We talked quite a bit about the imagination and research it takes to make writing about the future seem realistic. Thanks to Kate and Ms. Spees’ class for a fantastic morning.

 

 

 

 

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