September 11

Yesterday, some 4th and 5th grade classes came to the media center to hear stories that were connected with September 11th.  We read Fireboat by Maira Kalman and The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein.  We had some very powerful conversations about ways that we respond when tragedy strikes in our world.  Many students had questions, comments, and connections to the September 11th tragedy.  This could be a great opportunity to talk as a family about any stories you might have about responding to tragedy or memories of September 11th.

Mr. Plemmons reads Fireboat by Maira Calman.  The story tells about a retired fireboat that sprang into action on September 11, 2001 to help firefighters pump water to the fires in NYC.

Mr. Plemmons reads Fireboat by Maira Calman. The story tells about a retired fireboat that sprang into action on September 11, 2001 to help firefighters pump water to the fires in NYC.

First Book Builder Order Arrives

The first book builder order arrived today in the media center.  We had 30 books in this shipment and 2 more books are still on their way.  I continue to say “thank you, thank you, thank you” for supporting our media center this year.  I already have 12 books on the September book order that I will send off at the end of the month.  The books that just arrived are currently being checked in to the media center.  They will be presented on BTV next week and each student who dedicated a book will be the first to check out the books.  Here are some pics of the books that arrived.