It may seem early but it is time to choose the book you would like to discuss on your first day back in the middle school in September! Please listen to this Voicethread to learn about the books on offer, and then fill out this form to indicate which three titles you are most excited to discuss. We will do this in library class. Before the book fair we will let you know which of the three books you will be reading and discussing.
Calling all middle-school boys and parents. Please join us for breakfast and to share in a lively discussion of Sharon Draper's Out Of My Mind. School Library Journal describes this powerful book as a "gutsy, candid, and compelling story." Where: The Library Date: Friday, May 3 Time: 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Last week was Book Week at Allen-Stevenson, where the A-S community celebrated books and the joy they bring us. The week was full of book-related trivia, activities and celebrations, all focused on the core idea that the value of reading goes beyond a school assignment, but personal enrichment.
Our mystery reader for Book Week 2019 was..........Señor Parra! Many congratulations to Vedh in second grade whose name was drawn from the many correct submissions. Listen here one last time to Señor Parra reading a poem.
The American Library Association announced this year's award winners. We are thrilled to report that Adi's Reading Challenge included the Newbery Medal winner, Merci Suarez Changes Gears by Meg Medina, as well as the two honor books: The Book of Boy by Catherine Gilbert Murdock and The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani. At our pizza parties last week, boys voted for their favorites.
4th Grade - Saving Winslow by Sharon Creech 5th Grade - Front Desk by Kelly Yang 6th, 7th, and 8th Grades - Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed
On Tuesday, February 12th, a small group of lucky boys will enjoy lunch with our visiting author, Dan Gemeinhart. If you are interested in this opportunity please fill out this form. Boys in grades 4-9 are invited to apply. Applications are due by Thursday, February 7. Boys in the sixth grade please note that you will by in Philadelphia for lunch that day.