Our Book of the Month is selected to remind the community of the values and ideals we embrace. Our Book of the Month Team design grade appropriate higher order thinking questions to promote student thinking, create opportunities to utilize Thinking Maps, and also increase academic vocabulary knowledge. The family community also receives an information guide on the book with questions that can be asked at home to further the conversation, the learning and the understanding for each of our Book of the Month.

 

 

Books of the Month

 past and present titles:

(Click on a title for more information

and activities to do at home)

Alma and How She Got her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal

Those Shoes by Maribeth Boelts

Ordinary Mary’s Extraordinary Deed by Emily Pearson

Alice and Greta by Steven J. Simmons

 

Copy of Read-a-thon Reading Log

Words are powerful.  They can lift us up or level us to the ground.  As with the spirit of the Book of the Month a Smart Word of the Day is selected to remind the community of its values and ideals and is usually viewed as an agent of change for our school.  The word is introduced and defined by the principal.  The selected word is incorporated throughout conversations, lessons, and assignments across the grades.

 

Smart Words of the Day

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