A new book order arrived on Friday- hooray! This order contained many narrative non-fiction titles. Narrative non-fiction is the non-fiction many of us like to read- true accounts, written in an engaging fashion, like a fiction story. Much of the Common Core Standards (http://www.corestandards.org/) concerns students reading more non-fiction, and I hope that these selections will encourage them to do!
Just to share a few I’m excited about:
The Grand Mosque of Paris by Karen Gray Ruelle and Deborah Durland DeSaix. This is the story of how Muslim people in Paris helped hide Jewish people in their Mosque complex during the Occupation by the Nazis.
Silk and Venom: Searching for a Dangerous Spider by Kathryn Lasky. This follows the adventure of a real-life professor and biologist as she hunts for a deadly spider.
Wheels of Change : How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom : (with a few flat tires along the way) by Sue Macy. This is the interesting story of the relationship between women and bicycles throughout history.
If you’re in the school, stop by and have a look!
I hope your holidays are full of joy, and the New Year brings you much health, wealth, and happiness!
If you have some free time in your schedule, we’d love to have you as a SBMS LMC volunteer! This will help us to keep the books flowing while classes are going on.
As a Stone Bridge Middle School LMC volunteer, you will get to:
- interact with great kids;
- use neat tools;
- discover new books;
- fulfill those childhood dreams of working in a library!
If you are interested, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the LMC- 609-259-7292, ext 5101!
This morning our PTA graciously provided an amazing program for us! The theme was “inclusion”, and the members of the Soul Street Dance Company, based in Houston, Tx, showed off their dance moves! They incorporated elements of House, Hip Hop, Breakdance, and, my favorite, capoeira! Everyone was clapping and dancing in their seats-and some of our students got to show off their dance moves onstage! Here’s their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Soul-Street/124558520929449
They have performed all over the world- we are so lucky to have had them here! Here’s a video from their performance at Young Audiences in Houston- so you can see what you missed. 🙂
Have a great day!