Book Week kicked off with the entire School Drop Everything and Read (DEAR). Boys could be seen comfortably stretched out on the floor with a book, or in small groups in the case of the Upper School boys who delighted in reading to the kindergartners. Teachers and staff members also enjoyed the chance to read for pleasure for half an hour during the school day. At the end of the reading time this year’s Mystery Reader read a poem over the intercom system. Boys had all week to submit their guess as to who the reader might be. Thank you Receptionist René Rivera for being this year’s reader!
4th and 5th Grade boys and their parents or family friends are warmly invited to a book club discussion on Thursday, January 11, from 3:30PM–4:30PM in the library. Together we will explore the themes and share our thoughts aboutOrphan Islandby Laurel Snyder. Parents, please read the book too, either independently or together with your son. In addition to print copies, the library has audio and ebook copies available via Overdrive on aslibrary.net. Orphan Island is an idyllic but sinister island where one child is dropped off every year while the eldest is taken away. Where do these children come from and go to? The enigmatic ending will ensure a lively discussion!
An excited group of fifth-grade boys could be heard calling out the names of Greek gods and goddesses as graphic novelist George O’Connor, writer and illustrator of Olympians, pointed to a series of vivid comic drawings on a screen at the front of the room. The boys were absolutely captivated throughout the time that Mr. O’Connor described in detail some of his Olympians books, explaining why he chose a particular Greek god or goddess, how he decided to draw them and why he included particular elements in an illustration.
Join us as we read some of the best children's books published in 2017 and try to predict the winners of the 2018 ALA awards including the Newbery Medal and the Coretta Scott King Medal. Our Blue Challenge is for boys in Grades 4 & 5, the Gold Challenge is for Grades 6 & 7. Adi's Reading Challenge runs from October 2nd-February 2nd. Read seven or more books and score an invitation to our voting pizza party! After you read each book either fill out a response form or record a video on Flipgrid and then pay a visit to Mrs. Reid. See the links below. Video Response Flipgrid The name of your video should be the title of the book. Record your video before watching other people's so that you are original and make sure to pick the correct challenge level (blue or gold). On Flipgrid you can also leave us a 15 second video in which you share your thoughts about the challenge or any of the books. Form Response Fiction Nonfiction